Wow, right? So of course Larry looked farther, searching on Chronicling America, the Library of Congress newspaper site.
Hmm...he found the same come-on in the Wilmar and Albert Lea newspapers, promising them the same things about their towns.
Still, it might not have been a con--maybe locals really did participate, and maybe the movies were played in other theaters around the state, or country. But we suspect Little Falls especially knew better, since the fiasco with the Ford movie company and Henry Gau from nearby Pierz. That had to be fresh in their minds, filmed the fall before, and shown at the Faust in Pierz in February 1921.
Were any of these movies ever made? Larry says he hasn't found any evidence of it so far, but there's always an outside chance, right?
By October, it looks like E.W. found a new tact: Maybe New Ulm had an especially active American Legion chapter, based on aging Civil War vets plus WWI veterans, too. Their "Welcome Stranger" would include film from the summer Legion Convention held there. We'll let you know if we find any evidence the films were made, promise.
YAY, LARRY ☺