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The Nickel Madness

Source: Barton W. Currie, ‘The Nickel Madness,’ Harper’s Weekly, 24 August 24 1907, pp. 1246-1247. Text: The Nickel Madness The Amazing Spread of a New Kind of Amusement Enterprise Which is Making Fortunes for its Projectors The very fact that … Continue reading

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Ben’s Limehouse

Source: Ben Thomas, Ben’s Limehouse: Recollections by Ben Thomas (London: Ragged School Books, 1987), p. 43 Text: The first moving film I saw was of a man being chased, who kept falling over and tripping over things. I thought it … 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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