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The First Movie About the Titanic Starred a Titanic Survivor | Atlas Obscura

It can feel like modern Hollywood is too quick to make entertainment out of tragedy, but it turns out that’s always been the case. The first Titanic film was actually made in 1912—only a month after the Titanic sank. Not only that, but it starred a Titanic survivor.

Dorothy Gibson was already a popular actress when she set sail on the ill-fated ship. The 22-year-old had an existing contract with the American branch of the French film company Éclair, so after the disaster she quickly tapped her resources to…

Source: The First Movie About the Titanic Starred a Titanic Survivor | Atlas Obscura

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3 comments on “The First Movie About the Titanic Starred a Titanic Survivor | Atlas Obscura

  1. Jennie
    12/14/2016

    Very interesting!

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  2. Pingback: The First Movie About the Titanic Starred a Titanic Survivor | Atlas Obscura — Rogues & Vagabonds | By the Mighty Mumford

  3. Silver Screenings
    12/18/2016

    Dah-ling, just wanted to send you greetings for the holiday season, and hoping your days will be filled with laughter and love and wonderful memories. 🙂

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