Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum

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The Niles Film Museum in 2012

The Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum is a film museum located in Niles, California on the former site of the Niles Essanay Studios where Broncho Billy and Charlie Chaplin made films in the 1910s. It is dedicated to preserving and showing silent films and their history. The silent film historical work of one of the members of its staff, David Kiehn, was featured on 60 Minutes for demonstrating that a film of Market Street in San Francisco was actually made a few days before the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. Additionally, when Google made a Google doodle for April 15th, 2011, in celebration of Charlie Chaplin's 122nd birthday, Google collaborated with the Niles Silent Film Museum to produce the short.