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The Picture-Palaces of London

Illustration accompanying the original article Source: ‘The Picture-Palaces of London’, The Daily Chronicle, 9 April 1910 Text: The Picture-Palaces of London. Have They Comes to Stay? Pricked out in electric lights, on an imposing brand new structure of white stucco, … 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. 78-79 Text: Saturday January 20th, 1897 Caldwells have been showing the ‘Living Pictures’ in their shop … Continue reading

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The Cinema

Source: The Cinema: Its Present Position and Future Possibilities (London: Williams and Norgate, 1917), pp. 201-203 Text: Twelfth Day. Monday, March 26, 1917. The Bishop of Birmingham in the chair. MINUTES OF EVIDENCE Two Schoolboys. Examined. 1. The Chairman. What … Continue reading

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The Cinema

Source: The Cinema: Its Present Position and Future Possibilities (London: Williams and Norgate, 1917), pp. 198-201 Text: [Three South London schoolgirls were examined together]. 22. THE CHAIRMAN. How often do you go to the cinema? — I don’t go very … Continue reading

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The Nickel Madness

Source: Barton W. Currie, ‘The Nickel Madness,’ Harper’s Weekly, 24 August 24 1907, pp. 1246-1247. Text: The Nickel Madness The Amazing Spread of a New Kind of Amusement Enterprise Which is Making Fortunes for its Projectors The very fact that … 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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The Edwardians

Source: J.B. Priestley, The Edwardians (London: William Heinemann, 1970), pp. 175-176. Text: The final act in most of these variety shows when all the glory of the programme had vanished, was a few minutes of jerky film, generally called ‘Bioscope’. But … Continue reading

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