by Czech painter Viktor Oliva
1908 – at about ages 9 and 10, respectively
Imagine the oldest cinema in the world. Did your mind wander to the bustling streets of New York City or Los Angeles in glamorous old Hollywood? To get there, you instead need to drive an hour south to a quaint Main Street in Ottawa, Kansas.
“The oldest purpose-built cinema in operation was achieved by Plaza 1907, which has been in operation since 22 May 1907,” Guinness World Records declares.
J. W. Godward
Over 170 film and television roles including My Man Godfrey (Carlo), You Can’t Take It with You (Kolenkhov), and Destry Rides Again (Boris)…
by Eugene von Blaas
Director: J. Searle Dawley
Eugene de Blaas (1843-1932)