Gaumont and Kalem

In 1974 Sam A. Gill discovered that a Business Manager for The Edison Company and The Gaumont Film Company, who had left in 1918, had returned to Jacksonville, after almost 40 years in Los Angeles.  Sidney Vaughn proved to be great source of information, Sam also arranged a the reunion of two friends from Jacksonville’s Silent Film Era, Sidney and Ruth Snow James.

Jessie Evelyn Snow, mother of Jessie Ruth Snow and housekeeper for the KalemCompany at the “Kalem House”, the boarding house where most of the Kalem Company lived while in Jacksonville, Florida beginning in 1916.

 

 

 

 

A party for the Kalem Company at Hemingway Plantation, Floral Bluff, Florida, near what is now Arlington in Jacksonville, Florida.  (L to R - Mrs. Leo Berger, Arthur W. Albertson, Helen Lindroth, Frank Hemingway. Storm Boyd, Robert G. Vignola, Ruth Snow, Leo Berger, Alice Hollister, Harry Millarde and Mrs. Hrank Hemingway).  "The Hemingways were friends of Bob Vignola's and they enjoyed entertaining the Kalem Company.  They had a beautiful home across the river, and to get there we would all take the Arlington Ferry."  Ruth Snow James, 2/15/1974

A party for the Kalem Company at Hemingway Plantation, Floral Bluff, Florida, near what is now Arlington in Jacksonville, Florida.  (L to R – Mrs. Leo Berger, Arthur W. Albertson, Helen Lindroth, Frank Hemingway. Storm Boyd, Robert G. Vignola, Ruth Snow, Leo Berger, Alice Hollister, Harry Millarde and Mrs. Hrank Hemingway).  “The Hemingways were friends of Bob Vignola’s and they enjoyed entertaining the Kalem Company.  They had a beautiful home across the river, and to get there we would all take the Arlington Ferry.”  Ruth Snow James, 2/15/1974

 

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