Tag Archives: Lecturers and introductions

At a French Château

Cinema programme used as an illustration in At a French Château Source: Miriam Irene Kimball, At a French Château (New York: The Lion Press, c.1915, printed for private distribution), pp. Text: We were thrown into great excitement one night at … Continue reading

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The March of Japan

Source: Edgar Lajtha, The March of Japan (New York: Frederick A. Stokes, [1936]), pp. 109-114 Text: The twentieth century has allowed the Japanese to live again their middle age through the cinema, and when the Japanese wants to escape from … Continue reading

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Moving (Dioramic) Experiences

Source: Charles Dickens, ‘Moving (Dioramic) Experiences’, All the Year Round, vol. XVII, 23 March 1867, pp. 304-307 Text: The diorama is a demesne that seems to be strictly preserved for the virtuous and good. Those for whom the gaudy sensualities … Continue reading

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The Diary of John Evelyn

Source: John Evelyn, diary entry 23 September 1673, reproduced in Hermann Hecht (ed. Ann Hecht), Pre-Cinema History: An Encyclopaedia and Annotated Bibliography of the Moving Image Before 1896 (London: Bowker-Saur, 1993), entry 556P, p. 557 Text: 23 to Lond; dining … Continue reading

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The Wild Tribes of the Soudan

Source: F.L. James, The Wild Tribes of the Soudan: an account of travel and sport chiefly in the Basé country, Being personal experiences and adventures during three winters spent in the Soudan (New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1893 [orig. … Continue reading

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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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Children of the Green

Source: Doris M. Bailey, Children of the Green: A true story of childhood in Bethnal Green 1922-1937 (London: Stepney Books, 1981), pp. 48-49 Text: The Band of Hope was entirely different. Held on a Monday evening, it attracted so many … Continue reading

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Modern Gladiators

Source: Véra Tsaritsyn [Lady Colin Campbell], ‘A Woman’s Walks. No. CXXXVIII. Modern Gladiators’, The World, 20 October 1897 pp. 26-27 Text: In spite of all that the humanitarians may say or the Peace Society may preach, the love of fighting … Continue reading

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Maskelyne and Cooke’s

Source: ‘Maskelyne and Cooke’s’, The Era, 18 April 1896, p. 16 Text: The Easter novelty at the “home of mystery” in Piccadilly is an exhibition of Mr R.W. Paul’s latest development of the results of continuous and instantaneous photography, whereby … Continue reading

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All the Gaits of Horses

Source: ‘All the Gaits of Horses’, The Sun [New York], 18 November 1882, p. 1 Text: ALL THE GAITS OF HORSES SHOWN IN MOVING PICTURES BY THE ZOOPRAXISCOPE Motions that Artists’s Eyes Have Failed to Follow – The Exact Difference … Continue reading

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