Thursday, January 19, 2017

Trenton, Hollywood North

You'd never know it now but Trenton was an important film production centre 100 hundred years ago during the silent film era. In 1917, the film studio shown above was built in the town (on Film St. of course) and over 1500 productions were filmed there in the 17 years it was in operation. In 1923, the Trenton Film Plant was purchased by the Ontario government to house the studio and laboratory of the Ontario Motion Picture Bureau. The advent of talkies and 16mm film made the equipment at the film plant obsolete and it was closed in 1934.
More on the Quinte Regions film heritage; The Movie Years, Trenton, Ontario 1917-1934 written by local author, Peggy Dymond Leavey. 

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