“J. Searle Dawley, the man who considered himself “the first motion picture director”, was born James Searle Dawley on May 13, 1877, in Del Norte, Colorado. He was educated in Denver, and after graduating in 1895, became an actor with Louis Morrison’s stock theatrical company.”
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