The Fort Lee Film Commission is marking 100 years since the release of the world's first blockbuster, which was produced in the Garden State.

A silent movie called "The Perils of Pauline" was filmed in the Palisades and starred the first successful female actor Pearl White.

The commission credits Thomas Edison with starting the film industry there in 1907.

"A century ago Fort Lee...

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