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Film production explodes in California, declines elsewhere

Photo caption: Showboat transformed the musical stage when it was first staged in 1927. In the revival shown here, we can see beauty and lavishness of the production.

Between 1921 and 1927, the number of workers engaged in film production in New York and New Jersey declined by half.  In California, for that same period, the number jumped from about 1,900 to more than 12,000.