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Marie Lloyd

Source: T.S. Eliot, extract from ‘Marie Lloyd’, in Selected Prose of T.S. Eliot (London: Faber & Faber, 1975), pp. 173-174 [originally published as ‘London Letter’ in The Dial, December 1922, pp. 659-663] Text: The lower classes still exist; but perhaps … Continue reading

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Little Fugitive

Source: Alan Parker, ‘Little Fugitive’, in Geoffrey Macnab, Screen Epiphanies: Film-makers on the Films that Inspired Them (London: BFI/Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), pp. 127-128 Text: In Islington, there was an old fleapit cinema, the Blue Hall on Upper Street, just a … Continue reading

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The Cinema Audience

Source: ‘The Cinema Audience’, The Evening Telegraph [Dundee], 11 September 1919, p. 4 Text: The Cinema Audience. Screengazers Under An Observant Eye. “Potting the Picturegoer” a Fascinating Sport. (Special to Telegraph and Post.) “Potting the picturegoer” can be quite a … Continue reading

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London Scenes

Source: W.R. Titterton, London Scenes (London: Andrew Melrose, 1920), pp. 141-148 Text: It is a shabby street of the broader sort, packed with traffic, and lined with assorted shops. From the front the cinema theatre looks like a pasteboard palace … Continue reading

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