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Television

Source: Thomas Baird, ‘Television’, World Film News, vol. 3 no. 4 (August 1938), p. 188 Text: An American visitor to this country, when asked what he thought of the Derby, guessed that it had come to stay. Something of the … Continue reading

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Television

Source: George Audit, ‘Television’, World Film and Television Progress, August 1937, p. 37 Text: The relays from Wimbledon were something quite new in quality of reproduction and in the placing of the shots. The trouble with so many film versions … Continue reading

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Views of a Viewer

Source: Jean Bartlett, ‘Views of a Viewer’, The Radio Times, 4 June 1937, p. 3 Text: Perhaps other televiewers may be interested to read a brief account of the reactions of one household and its friends to the first six … 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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There’s a Reason

Source: H.F. Hoffman, ‘There’s a Reason’, Moving Picture World, 20 August 1910, p. 403 Comments: H.F. Hoffman was an American film lecturer, cartoonist and occasional writer for Moving Picture World. This cartoon appeared at the time when the film of … Continue reading

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Babycham Night

Source: Philip Norman, Babycham Night (London: Macmillan, 2003), pp. 148-149 Text: To help the little invalid through these long daytime hours, my mother rented a television, a Ferguson model with a seventeen-inch screen and twin frontal knobs set in a … Continue reading

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Slow Motion

Source: Dorothy Richardson, ‘Continuous Performance XI: Slow Motion’, Close Up vol. II no. 6, June 1928, pp. 54-58 Text: No one who heard the hysterical laughter that greeted the first slow-motion pictures can fail to be struck by the quiet … Continue reading

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The Journals of Sydney Race

Source: Ann Featherstone (ed.), The Journals of Sydney Race 1892-1900: A Provincial View of Popular Entertainment (London: The Society for Theatre Research, 2007), pp. 85-86 Text: 1898, October 6th, 7th, 8th Goose Fair I have not the patience to describe … Continue reading

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The Great Fight at the Aquarium

Source: ‘The Great Fight at the Aquarium’, The Era, 2 October 1897, p. 18 Text: The “sensation” at the Westminster Aquarium on Monday last was a splendid cinématographe exhibition representing the fight for $50,000 between “Bob” Fitzsimmons and James J. … Continue reading

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