Take Two: A Guide to Ithaca's Movie-Making Past- By Colleen M. Kaplin
Published by Isidore Stephanus Sons, 1989
Once called "The Hollywood of the East," Ithaca, New York was a small, nonetheless important, center of movie-making during the early days of the industry. The story of that era and the plethora of silent films made in Ithaca is the subject of Take Two: The True Story of Ithaca's Movie-Making Era.
Established movie stars such as Irene Castle, Pearl White, Lionel Barrymore, and Warner Oland (best known for his later roles as Charlie Chan and Fu Manchu) were among the many actors who played roles in films made in Ithaca by Wharton Studios, before it migrated to the sunny West Coast and faded out of film history.
Take Two brings those years back to life and guides readers to the sites where the movies were made, and to the lavish homes that once belonged to the stars who, for a brief period, brought the glamour of film-making to this small New York college town.