Stories tagged: spokane movies
Tue., Oct. 29, 2019
A well-known animal trainer, James B. Murphy, arrived in Spokane with a large “collection of wild animals” to be used in a movie to be filmed at the Playter Studios …
Wed., July 3, 2019
Sales of firecrackers, Roman candles, pinwheels and rockets were strong in Spokane — and one fireworks retailer said that even these were considered too tame by some purchasers.
Fri., June 7, 2019
A “completely equipped commercial motion picture plant” was now operating in Spokane.
UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019
100 years ago in Spokane: Compromise raises streetcar fare to 6 cents; Minnehaha movie studio in trouble
The newest development in an ongoing problems with Spokane streetcar system was the approval of a temporary fare increase.
Wed., Sept. 26, 2018
Liberty Loan (war bond) workers approached I. Erickson, 31, a logger from Sweden, in a restaurant on Main Avenue and asked him to purchase a bond. He refused, and further …
Tue., Sept. 25, 2018
100 years ago in Spokane: Wolfhound, likely rabid, escapes movie studio and bites children, kills puppies
A large gray wolfhound belonging to movie actor William Cooper escaped from the Washington Motion Picture Corp. studios at Minnehaha Park. The actor put a “lost dog” ad in the …
UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018
100 years ago in Spokane: Famous director and animal trainer Larry Trimble hired by new movie company
Larry Trimble, well known to motion picture fans “of both England and America,” signed a contract to be director of productions for Spokane’s new Washington Motion Picture Corp. He was …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018
A former adult film star who reportedly was paid to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter with President Donald Trump was once in Spokane to film a movie about …
Mon., Dec. 25, 2017
Spokane’s dogs had a Christmas request for downtown diners: “Please order chicken or turkey and please do not pick the bones too clean.” That was the whimsical message supposedly signed …
Wed., March 29, 2017
Two Spokane actresses – Seena Owen and Violet Palmer – had starring roles in two movies opening in town.
Sat., March 25, 2017
Huge snowslides roared into valleys in North Idaho, killing three people. On Placer Creek, near Wallace, Custer Laird heard the avalanche coming and, according to witnesses, ran as hard as …
Sat., Nov. 21, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago Leslie Reed, a well-known actor in Spokane, died during a motion picture shoot near Santa Barbara.
Wed., Oct. 1, 2014
From our archives, 100 years ago One of Spokane’s early attempts to become a filmmaking center couldn’t possibly have turned out worse.
Thu., Nov. 22, 2012
They manage to pronounce Spokane the right way. But nearly everything else about “Spokane” in the new war-adventure film “Red Dawn” doesn’t ring true, several moviegoers said after the film’s …
Fri., Dec. 23, 2011
As word spread online about a blaze in Spokane’s Garland District, so did cellphone pictures of the fire – and a ton of anxiety. The Garland District without the Milk …