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Roosevelt in Africa


One of the biggest news events of 1910 was former president Theodore Roosevelt's safari into Africa. Striking while the iron was hot, the Selig company of Chicago, employing the talents of a Roosevelt lookalike and filming on-location at its own California game preserve, came out with a totally bogus documentary. Undaunted, the Motion Picture Patents Company, using Pathe as its distribution arm, released its own Roosevelt in Africa -- and this one was unquestionably 100 percent authentic, as verified by...more