Tag Archives: Comfort

A Japanese Cinema

Source: ‘A Japanese Cinema’, New Zealand Herald, 25 March 1933, supplement p. 10 Text: A JAPANESE CINEMA ENTHUSIASM OF AUDIENCE NO KISSES IN FILMS An interesting description of a visit to a Japanese cinema theatre is given by an English … Continue reading

Posted in 1930s, Japan, Newspapers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Silent Magic

Source: Ivan Butler, Silent Magic: Rediscovering the Silent Film Era (London: Columbus Books, 1987), pp. 27-31 Text: During the early part of the 1920s my own cinema-going was restricted by the confinements of boarding-school during term time, and in the … Continue reading

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

Handling the Visitor

Source: ‘Handling the Visitor’, Moving Picture World, 9 October 1909, pp. 482-483 Text: The first impressions are the most durable. When we enter a moving picture house the impression formed on our minds at the threshold of the theater is … Continue reading

Posted in 1900s, Film journals, USA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The King and Kinemacolor

Source: D.L.W., ‘The King and Kinemacolor’, Cinema News and Property Gazette, June 1912, p. 14 Text: THE KING AND KINEMACOLOR ROYALTY SEES ITSELF UPON THE SCREEN. The recent visit of the King and Queen to the Scala Theatre to witness … Continue reading

Posted in 1910s, Film journals, United Kingdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mass-Observation at the Movies

Source: Jeffrey Richards and Dorothy Sheridan (eds.), Mass-Observation at the Movies (London/New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1987), p. 229. Text: Commercial traveller, aged 35, Leamington Spa. Once per month I go to the films. This is when my car … Continue reading

Posted in 1940s, Compilations, Surveys, United Kingdom | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Mass-Observation at the Movies

Cinematographs – Truth and Fiction

Source: ‘Cinematographs – Truth and Fiction’, The Times [London], 9 April 1913, p. 11 Text: At the present moment the popularity of picture palaces and the reason for it are directing a good deal of attention to the state of … Continue reading

Posted in 1910s, Newspapers, United Kingdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Cinematographs – Truth and Fiction

Yesterday’s Sunshine

Source: Verne Morgan, Yesterday’s Sunshine: Reminiscences of an Edwardian Childhood (Folkestone: Bailey Brothers and Swinfen, 1974), pp. 122-126 Text: The Moving Pictures, as we called them, first came to Bromley when I was about seven. They made their début at … Continue reading

Posted in 1910s, Memoirs, United Kingdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment