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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

BRONCO BILLY MEGA STAR OF THE 1920s

BUILDING A GREAT MUSEUM FOR THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

When motion pictures first won the hearts of American audiences during the roaring '20s, Gilbert M. Anderson gained world fame as silent movie star "Bronco Billy." In actuality Maxwell Aronson,
Billy" invented his character and name while performing in vaudeville and by making short adventure films for the nickleodeon market. 
Bronco Billy gained stardom by his 3 roles in the blockbuster 1903 film The great Train Robbery. He spent the last years of his life in Woodland Hills, as a resident of the Motion Picture Home.

Gilbert Anderson - In Bronco Billy and the Greaser - historic postcard - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg 2014. (click to enlarge this image)

This image, and other pictures of performers on this blog, are part of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley's Entertainment Industry Library. Support your Museum today. Remember, donations to the Museum's collection and financial contributions are tax deductible.
            
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