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AMH 2070: The History of Florida: Hollywood East and Norman Studios

Resources from FSCJ Libraries and other online links for Florida History classes.

Hollywood East and Norman Studios

Jacksonville Was America's First Hollywood

Jacksonville’s first silent film studio opened in 1908, followed by more than 30 others over the course of the next decade, including Metro Pictures – later to become Hollywood giant, MGM. Click on the image above to read the full article from


Jacksonville's Silent Film Industry History

Richard Norman

Click on the image above to visit Norman Studios in Jacksonville, Florida.

Flying Ace

Florida Movie Industry

Klutho Studios


Bull Dogger


Universal Studios