Joel Frykholm, "The Lost Tycoon: Rediscovering George Kleine, Reframing Early American Cinema"

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 12:30pm
Tawes 2115

Joel Frykholm of Stockholm University is currently a Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress's John W. Kluge Center. As part of his research at the Kluge Center, Frykholm is examining the tumultuous period of early Hollywood from the perspective of George Kleine, a captain of the film industry that today is virtually unknown outside the field of film historians. This lecture explores what happened to Kleine, why he drifted into historiographical oblivion, and why his case is ripe for re-discovery.