THE ''STORY PICTURE'' IS BORN
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Men who were before long to become masters of millions won in the new art, were then running tent shows, furriers stores, haberdasheries, peep shows, pants pressing shops and loan offices.
The public was weary of pictures of prize fights, snatches of acrobatics, freaks and tricks on the screen. The picture had nothing new to say. What with the depressing effect of the patent wars, inhibiting initiative that might have come to freer minds, and the falling off of patronage it appeared probable the films would disappear even from the screen of the vaudeville houses where they were used to mark the end of the show and clear the house.