Volume III: Biographies


FLOWER, Albert B.

Studio employee (1915-1916)

Thanhouser Career Synopsis: Albert B. Flower was an "inside property man" with the Thanhouser studio in Jacksonville, Florida in 1916.

Biographical Notes: Albert B. Flower was one of a group of technicians who formerly worked with the Kalem studio in Jacksonville and who were at liberty in the autumn of 1915, when William McNulty, also formerly of Kalem, talked with Edwin Thanhouser and negotiated an arrangement whereby the former Kalemites would work for the Thanhouser studio in Jacksonville. The initial group of Thanhouser players arrived from New Rochelle on December 20, 1915, and by January 1916 production was in full swing at the new Jacksonville facility, at which time Flower and the former Kalem employees were at work. Before working with Kalem, A.B. Flower was a designer for B. Altman, a New York department store. He was associate designer of the furnishings for the St. Regis Hotel in New York City.

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