J. Stuart Blackton

American film producer (1875–1941) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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James Stuart Blackton (January 5, 1875 – August 13, 1941) was a British-American film producer and director of the silent era. One of the pioneers of motion pictures, he founded Vitagraph Studios in 1897. He was one of the first filmmakers to use the techniques of stop-motion and drawn animation, is considered a father of American animation, and was the first to bring many classic plays and books to the screen. Blackton was also the commodore of the Motorboat Club of America[1] and the Atlantic Yacht Club.[2]

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James Stuart Blackton
Blackton in 1912
Born
James Stuart Blacktin

(1875-01-05)January 5, 1875
Sheffield, England
DiedAugust 13, 1941(1941-08-13) (aged 66)
Known forVitagraph Studios
Spouse(s)Isabelle MacArthur (m. 1897; div. 1906)
Paula Hilburn (m. 1908–1930; her death)
Rachel Helen Stahl (m. 1931–1933; her death)
Evangeline Russell (m. 1936)
Children4, including Marian Constance Blackton
RelativesCornell Woolrich (son-in-law)
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