Warner Bros.

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  • Harry Warner is born

    Harry Warner is born
    Harry (born Hirsz), born in Russia, sold his bicycle shop to start up the business, With the money Harry made from selling the bicycle shop, the three brothers were able to purchase a building in New Castle, Pennsylvania.
  • Albert Warner is born

    Albert Warner is born
    Albert (born Aaron) born in Russia. He served as the studio's treasurer, until he sold his stock in 1956. As a young man, along with his brother Sam, Albert Warner entered the nickelodeon business. Sam ran the projector and Albert sold tickets.
  • Sam Warner is born

    Sam Warner is born
    Sam (born Szmul) born in Russia. Sam Warner is credited with procuring the technology that enabled Warner Bros. to produce the film industry's first feature-length talking picture, The Jazz Singer. He died in 1927, the day before the film's enormously successful premiere.
  • Jack Warner is Born

    Jack Warner is Born
    Jack (born Itzhak or to some sources Jacob) born in London, Ontario.
    Warner’s career spanned some forty-five years, its duration surpassing that of any of the other seminal Hollywood studio moguls. Although Warner was feared by many of his employees and inspired ridicule with his uneven attempts at humor, he earned respect for his shrewd instincts and toughmindedness.
  • Starting Out

    Starting Out
    In 1903, Harry's brothers, Abe and Sam, began to exhibit The Great Train Robbery at carnivals across Ohio and Pennsylvania.
    With the money Harry made from selling the bicycle shop, the three brothers were able to purchase a building in New Castle, Pennsylvania in 1905.
  • The Start

    The Start
    Warner Bros. Studios was founded in 1905 the brothers opened the Warner Bros. studio on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. It was during World War I their first nationally syndicated film, My Four Years in Germany was created. Based on a popular book by former American Ambassador James W. Gerard.
  • Rin-Tin-Tin

    The name given to a dog adopted from a WWI battlefield that went on to star in twenty-three Hollywood films. Rin Tin Tin was much sought after and was signed for endorsement deals. He was featured in ads for Ken-L Ration, Ken-L-Biskit, and Pup-E-Crumbles. Credited for saving the Warner Bros. from bankruptcy.
  • The Big Break

    The Big Break
    Became the first feature film originally presented as a talkie. It was major hit, it was made with Vitaphone, the leading brand of sound-on-disc technology.
  • Little Ceaser

    Little Ceaser
    First gangster movie out of a string of box office hits. It tells the story of a hoodlum who ascends the ranks of organized crime until he reaches its upper echelons. Started the gangster era.
  • WW2 Propaganda

    WW2 Propaganda
    Prior to the United States entering World War II, the head of Warner Bros. sales in Germany, Philip Kauffman, was murdered by the Nazis in Berlin in 1936. Consequently, Harry Warner produced the successful anti-German film The Life of Emile Zola (1937). After that, Harry supervised the production of several more anti-German films.
  • Warner Bros Cartoons.

    Warner Bros Cartoons.
    Warner Bros eventually bought Schlesinger's cartoon unit in 1944 as a division, renamed it as Warner Bros. Cartoons.
  • Conspiracy

    Anti Trust ActHarry Warner and six other movie studio figures were caught in a conspiracy in violating the Sherman Antitrust Act which prohibits certain business activities that reduce the marketplace through an attempt to gain a monopoly.
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