Monthly Archives: March 2014

Scott’s Last Expedition

Colour plate from Scott’s Last Expedition: ‘Mr Ponting Lecturing on Japan’ Source: Robert Falcon Scott, journal entries for 29 May 1911 and 22 August 1911, in Captain R.F. Scott, Scott’s Last Expedition (London: Smith, Elder, 1914), vol. 1, pp. 292, … Continue reading

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The Diary of Ralph Thoresby

Source: Ralph Thoresby, diary entry for 1 February 1709, in Rev. Joseph Hunter (ed.), The Diary of Ralph Thoresby (London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1830), vol. II p. 41, reproduced on the Thoresby Society website, http://www.thoresby.org.uk/diary/diary.html Text: In return … Continue reading

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Movies and Conduct

Source: ‘College senior, a girl of 22 years, of native white parentage’, quoted in Herbert Blumer, Movies and Conduct (New York: Macmillan, 1933), pp. 213-217 Text: Considerably influenced by the gospel of H.L. Mencken and George Jean Nathan, I have … 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), pp. 125-127 Text: AGE: 36, SEX: M, OCCUPATION: TRANSPORT MANAGER, FATHER’S OCCUPATION: COMMERCIAL TRAVELLER, NATIONALITY: BRITISH From an early age I remember being taken by my … Continue reading

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Life

Source: Keith Richards, Life (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2010), pp. 52-53 Text: Dimashio’s was the ice cream parlor-coffee shop. Old Dimashio’s son went to school with us, big fat Italian boy. But he could always make plenty of friends by … Continue reading

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