Great Mexican War Posters
While cleaning out the basement of an old home he’d recently purchased, a man from San Francisco discovered a stash of strange and colorful posters announcing the “Great Mexican War.”
They appear to be early 20th century advertising for news film of the Mexican Revolution. The posters read that a man named Charles Pryor made the films. If the posters prove to be authentic, does it mean that this mystery cinematographer was an eyewitness to the Mexican Revolution?
History Detectives examines a turning point in filmmaking history, when producers aimed to satisfy the American audience’s appetite for films of overseas events, at times walking a fine line between real-life and on-screen dramatic events.
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