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W. R. C. Corson

Club Affiliation

Amateur Cinema League

Hartford Amateur Movie Club




ACL Ten Best 1944 - Honorable Mention General Class


Elysium (1944)


Insurance Executive

Biographical Notes:

From Hartford, Connecticut. Full name: William Russell Cone Corson. Following his death in 1945, Movie Makers offered this brief biography of Corson: "An insurance executive, president and chairman of the board of the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company and a member of other insurance company boards, including Aetna Life, Mr. Corson began his business career as an engineer, but soon turned to management and executive work. Mr. Corson was the closest friend of the late Hiram Percy Maxim, FACL, founder of the Amateur Cinema League. He was the "Bill Corussen" of Mr. Maxim's Dr. Kinema articles in early issues of Movie Makers, with whom the Doctor had many arguments about how to make movies. Mr. Corson's interest in films continued up to his death. In 1944, his entry, Elysium, was given Honorable Mention in the selection of the Ten Best."

Bibliographic Resources:

Movie Makers, Dec. 1944, 476.
Movie Makers, Nov. 1945, 420.