On this day in 1915, the Elite Theatre showed this sensational film:
The Caveman was a silent picture, produced by Vitagraph, a company that started making and distributing movies in 1898. It's star, Robert Edeson, was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960, 29 years after his death. In 1926, The Caveman was remade as a comedy starring Irish actor Matthew Moore.
The Elite Theatre was later renamed the Georgia Theatre.
- Athens Daily Herald, Dec. 1915 - May, 1916 on Microfilm in the Heritage collection.
- The Caveman page on the Independent Movie Database.
- A Postcard History of Athens by Gary L. Doster in the Heritage and general collections.
- Silent Stars by Jeanine Basinger in the general collection.
- Hollywood: When Silents Were Golden by Evelyn F. Scott in the general collection.
- The Silent Clowns by Walter Kerr in the general collection.
- The Speed of Sound: Hollywood and the Talkie Revolution, 1926-1930 by Scott Eyeman in the general collection.
- The Film Experience: Elements of Motion Picture Art by Roy Huss in the general collection.