PICTURING THE CITY.
The Moving Tableau Army Here to
Take the Town.
Scenes to Be Shown All Over the
Country, Adding to Fame of
New Orleans is to be the vast stage upon which stirring moving picture dramas are to be played, and
not alone thrillers and hair raisers be converted into swiftly-moving films, but scenes peculiar to this section of the country, typical of its industries and people, are to be featured also.
The moving picture army is already in the city, has established quarters at the
The Seelig Polyscope Company, of Chicago, one of the biggest concerns of its kind in the United States, is the firm that has chosen such a likely field, and starts in with a company of twelve competent artists, several carloads of scenery, half a dozen improved and up-to-date machines, electrical appliances, to produce storm effects, etc., and the whole business is under the direction of Francis Boggs. Mr. Boggs is the playwright of the company; that is, he conceives the subjects for the pictures, arranges the details and the locale, coaches the actors and brings the whole drama, comedy or what not to pass, just as it is afterward seen on the canvas.
The Company is making its town headquarters with Josiah Pearce & Sons, Managers of the Winter Garden and the Dauphine Theatre and Mr. Pearce, in speaking of the subject yesterday, said that everything indicated that it would be followed out on a grand scale.
Mr. Boggs has a great one "up his sleeve," and he is rounding out the plot and finishing the details as rapidly as possible. The drama will be intensely realistic and true to life in this city as the older citizens knew it in the days before the war.
In this picture many of the historic points of interest, such as the French Opera,
Another picture that Mr. Boggs is working on will show the City Hall, several of the big bank buildings, the Courthouse, the Parish Prison and other structures known to fame, and these scenes will be in connection with a stirring piece which will call forth all the ingenuity and skill of the actors and actresses.
The Company will take views along the Levee, showing the manner in which cotton and sugar are moved and the way the great ocean liners are loaded, and these views are calculated to give the people in the North, who know
Mr. Boggs has leased the
The films on