The Palmer Photoplay Corp. synopses span the years 1921-1922 and encompass 2 linear feet. The
collection contains synopses generated by the Palmer Story Service.
The Palmer Photoplay Corp., active in the late 1910s through the early 1920s, was formed by Frederick
Palmer as a clearinghouse for story materials to be considered for film production and to offer extensive
courses, by mail, in screenwriting. The company, located in Los Angeles, operated the Palmer Story
Service aimed at the scenario departments of the studios. The service synopsized the contents of all
weekly and monthly magazines published in the U.S. of new novels and stage plays and of "worthy" original
stories submitted to the Palmer Photoplay Corp.
2 linear feet of papers.
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