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David Kiehn

David Kiehn

David Kiehn is the author of "Broncho Billy and the Essanay Film Company," the definitive history of that pioneering film company, published in 2003. He is the historian and film programmer for the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, located at the historic Edison Theater in the Niles district of Fremont, California.

David Kiehn
"Escape from Alcatraz" poster | Wikimedia
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Artbound

Alcatraz Island: A History of 'The Rock' On-Screen

As a major tourist attraction, more than a million people visit Alcatraz Island each year, but it's also the site of many memorable scenes from the 1930s until today — including "Vireo."
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