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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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Electrical Wonders

The Electrical Schnellesher (from www.victorian-cinema.net) Source: ‘Electrical Wonders’, The Daily News (London), 20 December 1892, p. 2 Text: Between five and six years ago Herr Anschütz, the scientific photographer of Berlin, showed the Crown Prince a certain picture of figures … Continue reading

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White Sand

Source: Nancee Oku Bright, ‘White Sand’ in in Ian Breakwell and Paul Hammond (eds.), Seeing in the Dark: A Compendium of Cinemagoing (London: Serpent’s Tail, 1990), pp. 109-110 Text: Two months after the cinema came to our little village in … Continue reading

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Indirect Journey

Source: Harold Hobson, Indirect Journey: An Autobiography (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1978), pp. 99-102 Text: I have very dim memories of having seen at least one film before I became lame. This was at a place called the Phoenix Theatre, … Continue reading

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The Lure of the Films

Illustration by Wilson C. Dexter that accompanies the original article Source: Olivia Howard Dunbar, ‘The Lure of the Films’, Harper’s Weekly, 18 January 1913, pp. 20, 22 Text: Adventures to discover how and where the rest of the world amuses … Continue reading

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