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Cinemas and Cemeteries

Source: Richard Carr, ‘Cinemas and Cemeteries’, World Film and Television Progress, vol. 2 no. 2 (May 1937), pp. 18-19 Text: Once synonymous with suburban snobbery, Tooting to-day is a progressive and up-to-date suburb, contrasting favourably with its encircling neighbours, Balham … Continue reading

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Kiddar’s Luck

Source: Jack Common, Kiddar’s Luck (Glasgow/London: Blackie & Son, 1974 – originally published by Turnstile Press, 1951), pp. 104-107 Text: Our enthusiasms were kindled or quenched often enough by the accident of possession. It was the devil’s own job for … Continue reading

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Diaries and Letters 1930-39

Source: Harold Nicolson (ed. Nigel Nicolson), Diaries and Letters 1930-39 (London: Collins, 1971), p. 390 Text: 4th February, 1939 V. and I go round to the Beales where there is a Television Set lent by the local radio-merchant. We see … Continue reading

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Sociology of Film

Source: J.P. Mayer, Sociology of Film: Studies and Documents (London: Faber and Faber, 1946), pp. 136-138 Text: Another possibility of getting at the children’s film taste is by listing their answers to question 23 of our questionnaire. They are as … Continue reading

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The Land of Haunted Castles

Source: Robert J. Casey, The Land of Haunted Castles (New York: The Century Co., 1921), pp. 239-255 Text: They don’t go to the opera. Luxemburg has no opera. They go to the cinema! Luxemburg is by history and environment a … Continue reading

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This is what the alternative looks like

Source: Image posted by Alex Andreou (@studyalex) and others on Twitter on 3 September 2015, https://twitter.com/sturdyAlex/status/639199717595979777. Photographer not identified. Comments: The photograph shows Syrian refugee children in Budapest, Hungary, watching an impromptu screening of Tom and Jerry cartoons, set up … Continue reading

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Seats in All Parts

Source: Leslie Halliwell, Seats in All Parts (London: Granada, 1985), pp. 59-60 Text: When at last the Odeon was ready, the family in its various ways prepared for the excitement of another premiere performance. We were all there, but I … Continue reading

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Seeing at a Distance

Source: Extracts from ‘Seeing at a Distance’, opening chapter of G.V. Dowding (ed.), Book of Practical Television (London: The Amalgamated Press, 1935), pp. 9-16 Text: So far relatively few people have witnessed the modern television under domestic conditions. No doubt … Continue reading

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All the Gaits of Horses

Source: ‘All the Gaits of Horses’, The Sun [New York], 18 November 1882, p. 1 Text: ALL THE GAITS OF HORSES SHOWN IN MOVING PICTURES BY THE ZOOPRAXISCOPE Motions that Artists’s Eyes Have Failed to Follow – The Exact Difference … Continue reading

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This Spoon-Fed Generation?

Source: Dorothy Richardson, ‘Continuous Performance: This Spoon-fed Generation?’, Close Up vol. VIII no. 4, December 1931, pp. 304-308 Text: When, not so very long ago, Everyman’s earth was motionless and solid beneath his feet, his immediate concerns were apt to … Continue reading

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