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The Little Colonel Meets Poe: Henry B. Walthall at Essanay

This post is part of an ongoing silent film in Chicago series written by Janelle Vreeland for Classic Movie Hub. Check out the excerpt below and then visit CMH for the entire article.

Henry B. Walthall is widely remembered today for his performance as The Little Colonel in D.W. Griffith’s controversial “The Birth of a Nation,” and for his work under Griffith at the Biograph company. What often gets overlooked and forgotten, however, is that the southern gentleman spent a great deal of time in the midwest, making films for the Chicago branch of Essanay.

Read the entire article here.