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    A Certificate of Incorporation for the Sunset Motion Picture Company, 1912. Issued by the State of California, Department of State, reading in part "I, Frank C. Jordan, Secretary of the State of California, do hereby certify that a copy of the Articles of Incorporation of Sunset Motion Picture Company certified by the County Clerk of the County of Los Angeles...was filed in this office," dated "23rd day of March A.D. 1912," signed in brown fountain pen ink in the lower right corner by Jordan, official gold seal of the state affixed to lower left corner; a fascinating document solely because it dates from the very earliest days of the nascent motion picture industry in Los Angeles; when Googling this company, only one credit for them comes up -- the 1914 documentary "Rescue of the Stefansson Arctic Expedition" -- perhaps the Sunset Motion Picture Company went out of business soon afterwards or was merged with a bigger player. (Please note the document has fold marks, evidence of rolling, heavy yellowing due to age, minor tears, and is brittle.)
    17 1/2" x 17 1/2"


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    August, 2014
    23rd Saturday
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