Tag Archives: Cine-variety

The Secret City

Source: Hugh Walpole, The Secret City (London: Macmillan, 1919), pp. 61-64 Text: We had arrived. The cinema door blazed with light, and around it was gathered a group of soldiers and women and children, peering in at a soldiers’ band, … Continue reading

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The Secret City

Source: Hugh Walpole, The Secret City (London: Macmillan, 1919), pp. 61-64 Text: We had arrived. The cinema door blazed with light, and around it was gathered a group of soldiers and women and children, peering in at a soldiers’ band, … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Youth and the City Streets

Source: Jane Addams, The Spirit of Youth and the City Streets (New York: Macmillan, 1909), pp. 75-88 Text: To the preoccupied adult who is prone to use the city street as a mere passageway from one hurried duty to another, … Continue reading

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A Woman's Impression of the Philippines

Source: Mary Helen Fee, A Woman’s Impression of the Philippines (Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co., 1910), pp. 274-275 Text: Once in a while a travelling cinematograph outfit roams through the provinces, and then for a tariff of twenty-five cents Mexican … Continue reading

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A Woman’s Impression of the Philippines

Source: Mary Helen Fee, A Woman’s Impression of the Philippines (Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co., 1910), pp. 274-275 Text: Once in a while a travelling cinematograph outfit roams through the provinces, and then for a tariff of twenty-five cents Mexican … Continue reading

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Family Life and Work Experience Before 1918

Source: Excerpt from interview with James Malone, C707/245/1-2, 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: Q: There weren’t … Continue reading

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A Child in the Forest

Source: Winifred Foley, A Child in the Forest (London: BBC, 1974), p. 169 Text: It wasn’t exactly the gods; it was steps that served for both purposes. Peanut shells and sweet wrappings crackled under our feet, as Blodwen found us … Continue reading

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Some Picture Show Audiences

‘They were permitted to drink deep of oblivion of all the trouble of the world’. The illustration by Wladyslaw T. Benda (and its caption) accompanied Mary Heaton Vorse’s original article for Outlook magazine Source: Mary Heaton Vorse, ‘Some Picture Show … 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. 58-60 Text: He [his father] still took me about with him on occasion. We had a more or less established practice on … Continue reading

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