Category Archives: Decades

The Great Apple Raid

Source: Arthur Hopcraft, The Great Apple Raid & other encounters of a tin chapel tiro (London: Heinemann, 1970), pp. 39-41 Text: The Central Cinema has an off-white front, big posters in many-coloured paint and two show-cases of lusciously seductive photographs. … Continue reading

Posted in 1940s, Memoirs, United Kingdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Private Diaries of Sir Henry Rider Haggard

Source: D.S. Higgins (ed.), The Private Diaries of Sir Henry Rider Haggard 1914-1925 (London: Cassell, 1980), p. 219 Text: 20th April, 1921. I have spent the last two days in seeing (privately) the Italian made film of Beatrice. It has … Continue reading

Posted in 1920s, Diaries, United Kingdom | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 1720s, Advertisements, Newspapers, United Kingdom | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Sociology of Film

Source: J.P. Mayer, Sociology of Film: Studies and Documents (London: Faber and Faber, 1946), pp. 236-237 Text: 53. Miss … You asked do films ever influence your life. Well I think that they do especially technicoloured films. I have always … Continue reading

Posted in 1940s, Reports and studies, United Kingdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Memoirs of the Life of John Constable, esq., R.A.

Source: Letter from John Constable to Bishop John Fisher, 30 September 1823, in C.R. Leslie, Memoirs of the Life of John Constable, esq., R.A., composed chiefly of his letters (London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1845, 2nd ed.), pp. 115-116 … Continue reading

Posted in 1820s, Letters, United Kingdom | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Doing My Bit for Ireland

Source: Margaret Skinnider, Doing My Bit for Ireland (New York, The Century Co., 1917), pp. 202-204 Text: At a moving-picture performance of “The Great Betrayal,” I was surprised at the spirit of daring in the audience. The story was about … Continue reading

Posted in 1910s, Ireland, Memoirs | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Family Life and Work Experience Before 1918

Source: Extract from interview with Mrs Winifred Sturgeon, C707/363/1-6, Thompson, P. and Lummis, T., Family Life and Work Experience Before 1918, 1870-1973 [computer file]. 7th Edition. Colchester, Essex: UK Data Archive [distributor], May 2009. SN: 2000, http://dx.doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-2000-1 Text: A. And … Continue reading

Posted in 1890s, Interviews, United Kingdom | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Vaudeville and Motion Picture Shows

Source: William Trufant Foster (with the aid of sixty investigators), Vaudeville and Motion Picture Shows: A study of theaters in Portland, Oregon (Portland, Or.: Reed College, 1914), pp. 52-53 Text: “Picture 1 ‘A Seaside Samaritan.’ Robbers are reformed immediately by … Continue reading

Posted in 1910s, Reports and studies, USA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment