Daily Archives: August 4, 2013

The Diaries of a Cosmopolitan

Source: Count Harry Kessler (translated and edited by Charles Kessler), The Diaries of a Cosmopolitan 1918-1939 (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson). p. 325 Text: Thursday, 11 August 1927 / Berlin In the evening I saw the American film What Price Glory?, … 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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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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Going to the Pictures

Source: Ben Moakes, ‘Going to the Pictures’, in The Time of our Lives (Peckham Publishing Project, 1983), pp. 96-97 Text: All those people who, like me, were born in the early years of this century have grown up with the … Continue reading

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British Cinemas and their Audiences

Source: J.P. Mayer, British Cinemas and their Audiences: Sociological Studies (London: Dennis Dobson, 1948), p. 115 Text: Age 21 Sex: F Occupation: Shorthand typist secretary Father’s occupation: Hairdresser (English) Mother’s occupation: Housewife (Irish) When I was 15, I managed to … Continue reading

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