This Selig documentary reel was described variously as a "scenic" and an "industrial." Most of the film was shot in Los Angeles, which was still a sleepy little agrarian community back in 1910. Among the industries included herein were an alligator farm, an ostrich ranch and a pigeon retreat. Films like Industries of Southern California were made to counterract charges from various blue-nose groups that the motion picture industry was "immoral." Alas, while documentaries of this nature were scrupulously clean, they weren't necessarily entertaining.
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