Friday, April 14, 2017

Filmmaker Al Christie 1951 Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Alfred Ernest Christie (November 24, 1881 - April 14, 1951) was a Canadian-born film director, producer and screenwriter.


Alfred Ernest Christie was born in London, Ontario, Canada. One of a number of Canadian pioneers in early Hollywood, he began his career in 1909 working for David Horsley's Centaur Film Company in Bayonne, New Jersey.[1]:77 

In 1910, Christie began turning out one single-reel, Mutt and Jeff comedy every week.

The following year, Christie moved to Southern California to manage Centaur's West Coast unit, the Nestor Film Company. Nestor established the first permanent movie studio in Hollywood, opening on October 27, 1911. 

Christie then created a partnership with his brother Charles to form Christie Film Company which lasted until 1933 when the company went into receivership.

Christie died in 1951. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6771 Hollywood Boulevard. He is buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Selected filmography

When the Heart Calls (1912)
Almost a Rescue (1913)
An Elephant on His Hands (1913)

His Friend the Elephant (1916)

Know Thy Wife (1918)
A Roman Scandal (1919)
Her Bridal Nightmare (1920)

So Long Letty (1920)

Hazel From Hollywood (1923)

The Nervous Wreck (1926)

No Sparking (1927)

Off the Deck (1929)

Charley's Aunt (1930)
Going Spanish (1934)

The Chemist (1936)

Half a Sinner (1940)

The Elements of Situation Comedy (1920)


1. Jacobs, Christopher P.; McCaffrey, Donald W. (1999). Guide to the Silent Years of American Cinema. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. ISBN 9780313303456.

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