Category Archives: Newspapers

The Grand Theatre of the Muses and the Venetian Lady’s Machine

Source: Three advertisements: advertisement (1729?) with image of ‘The Grand Theatre of the Muses’ reproduced in Philip H. Highfill et al, A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers & Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800 (Carbondale, Southern Illinois … Continue reading

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Sporting Notions

Source: ‘Sporting Notions’, The Referee, 12 January 1896, p. 1 Text: This week I saw in Paris a most wonderful presentation of moving, if not living, pictures worked by an electric apparatus bearing the formidable title, the cinématographe. It is … Continue reading

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He Sees Wings

Source: Cathleen McCarthy (‘Jeanette’), ‘He Sees Wings’, Peterborough Examiner, 28 February 1928, p. 3 Text: He was a little boy, not more than seven years of age. He was watching along with his brother and another small lad, the picture … Continue reading

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The Value of the Cinema

Source: ‘Robin Goodfellow’, ‘The Value of the Cinema’, Cambridge Daily News, 30 August 1919, p. 4 Text: Anyone who doubts the value of the cinema in teaching history and instilling patriotism in the growing generation ought to make a point … Continue reading

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A Japanese Cinema

Source: ‘A Japanese Cinema’, New Zealand Herald, 25 March 1933, supplement p. 10 Text: A JAPANESE CINEMA ENTHUSIASM OF AUDIENCE NO KISSES IN FILMS An interesting description of a visit to a Japanese cinema theatre is given by an English … Continue reading

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Keith's Union Square

Source: Anon., ‘”Keith’s Union Square,” The New York Dramatic Mirror, 11 July 1896, p. 17 Text: Lumière’s Cinématographe created a decided sensation here last week. It was fully described in last week’s Mirror, and it is only necessary to add … Continue reading

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The Age of the Eyes

Source: Karel Čapek (trans. Šárka Tobrmanová-Kühnová), ‘The Age of the Eyes’, The People’s Paper [Lidové noviny], 22 February 1925, reproduced in Believe in People: The Essential Karel Čapek (London: Faber and Faber, 2010), pp. 18-20 Text: You may have noticed … Continue reading

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"Gerald Cock Presents" – Review of Television Programmes

Source: Kenneth Baily, ‘”Gerald Cock Presents” – Review of Television Programmes’, The Era, 14 October 1936, p. 1 Text: Experimental programmes from the Television Station made by the B.B.C. during the past week have cast some illuminating light on things … Continue reading

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