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Faces in the Audience

Source: Carothers, ‘Faces in the Audience’, Motion Picture Magazine, February 1915, p. 140 Comments: A cartoon from the American fan magazine Motion Picture Magazine, signed (it would appear) ‘Carothers’. The film actors referred to are J. Warren Kerrigan, Ford Sterling, … Continue reading

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Spain was indeed different

Source: Christopher Clark, contributed by the author. Text: During the 1960s I often used to spend summer holidays with the Nadal family in Cadaques. My father and Angel Nadal collaborated at the time on the Buster comic strip: Dad wrote … Continue reading

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A Time to Speak

Source: Anthony Quayle, A Time to Speak (London: Barrie & Jenkins, 1990), p. 52 Text: What flicks they were in those days. Not only did they flicker, but they whirred. The pianist was usually thumping away too loud for you … Continue reading

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Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years

Source: Michael Palin, Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2006), p. 71 Text: Thursday, February 10th, 1972 Assembled for an all-Python writing meeting at Terry’s at 10.00. John sends word that he is ill. Extraordinarily sceptical response. … Continue reading

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London Particulars

Source: C.H. Rolph, London Particulars (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1980), pp. 104-107 Text: It was in the company of Mr Herbert and his Sunday School following that I made my second visit to a cinema. (The first had been in … Continue reading

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