Charles J. Hite formed Mutual Film Corporation early in 1912 with other investors. In 1912, Hite and his partners acquired the Thanhouser Company. The company was renamed The Thanhouser Corporation. Edwin Thanhouser agreed to supervise and direct until the end of 1913. Mr. Hite served as its president but died in a fatal automobile accident on August 21, 1914. This digitized 35 mm slide was part of "Thanhouser Night," which took place on October 30, 1990 and was facilitated by Q. David Bowers.