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The Devil Finds Work

Source: James Baldwin, The Devil Finds Work (1976), included in Collected Essays (New York: The Library of America, 1998), p. 479 Text: Joan Crawford’s straight, narrow and lonely back. We are following her through the corridors of a moving train. … Continue reading

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Film Matinees for Children

Source: ‘Film Matinees for Children’, The Times (London), 13 May 1920, p. 14 Text: FILM MATINEES FOR CHILDREN. AN EXCITED AUDIENCE. At many picture theatres in the outer zone of London it is the custom to set aside one afternoon … Continue reading

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The Nickelodeons: The Poor Man’s Elementary Course in the Drama

Source: Joseph Medill Patterson, ‘The Nickelodeons: The Poor Man’s Elementary Course in the Drama’ The Saturday Evening Post, 23 November 1907, pp. 10-11, 38. Text: Three years ago there was not a nickelodeon, or, five-cent theatre devoted to moving-picture shows, … Continue reading

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The Teleview

Source: Henry Albert Phillips, ‘The New Motion Picture: No. 1 – The Teleview’, Motion Picture Magazine, August 1923, pp. 35-36, 86 Text: The New Motion Picture A Series of Searching Articles Showing the Constant Efforts of the Moving Picture to … Continue reading

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Straw Hats and Serge Bloomers

Source: Eileen Elias, Straw Hats and Serge Bloomers (London: W.H. Allen, 1979), p. 126 Text: I always claimed that I didn’t care for Westerns; they were or children, and I considered myself too old for such childish things. Nevertheless, when … Continue reading

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Impressions of America

Source: T.C. Porter, Impressions of America (London: C. Arthur Pearson, Limited, 1899), pp. 193-194 Text: At dinner, some printed notices laid by our plates reminded us that the kinematoscope was at work in the town, showing in several separate scenes … Continue reading

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