Monday, June 9, 2014
Yep, that's a real Oscar that I'm holding. At the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum in Fremont California, they have the real honorary Oscar that Western star Bronco Billy Anderson was given in 1957. The museum commemorates the Essanay studio that used to reside there, where Anderson and (briefly) Charlie Chaplin made silent films over a hundred years ago. If you reside in California or are an old film fan just passing through, it's worth a stop. Their website's here.