The American Film Manufacturing Company began in the fall of 1910. The word manufacturing would be dropped from the title in 1915, reflecting the industry’s awareness that there was more to the new world of moving pictures than mere construction.
Known to the public by its nickname Flying A, the company would
grow from a young aggressive independent, at war with the licensed manufacturers
such as Biograph and Edison, to a major force in its own right, along side competitors
like Metro and Universal.
This page leads to stories about the four significant places in the company’s growth and prosperity.
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