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The Spell of China

Source: Archie Bell, The Spell of China (Boston: The Page Company, 1917), pp. 97-102 Text: The Chinese are becoming infatuated with the motion picture exhibition to such an extent that they will gladly attend a performance, the program of which … Continue reading

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The Spell of China

Source: Archie Bell, The Spell of China (Boston: The Page Company, 1917), pp. 102-104 Text: Charlie Chaplin has “invaded” the Orient and he is winning friends for the “American drama,” where acting and singing companies have failed to do so. … Continue reading

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With the Picture Fans

Source: W.W. Winters, ‘With the Picture Fans’, The Nickeodeon, 1 September 1910, pp. 123-124 Text: Come on, girls, let’s go to the show. You get the tickets, Gertie. Of course, it’s Dutch treat, you know. Here’s mine.” There immediately begins … Continue reading

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Movies and Conduct

Source: ‘Female, 19, white, college junior’, quoted in Herbert Blumer, Movies and Conduct (New York: Macmillan, 1933), p. 145 Text: But I shall positively say that Warner Oland, the oriental-looking villain of the screen, was responsible for my mortal dread … Continue reading

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This City has over 500 Moving Picture Shows; Do YOU Know WHY?

Illustration that accompanies the original article Source: Charles Darnton, ‘This City has over 500 Moving Picture Shows: Do YOU Know WHY?’ The Evening World [New York], 16 January 1909, p. 9 Text: “I like to see a story.” A long … Continue reading

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