News & Updates

The OpenCulture Blog has posted a list of where you can find 65 free Charlie Chaplin films on the web. I post the beginning of the blog and link to it below; and I post Chaplin's A Burlesque On Carmen (1915) here for your viewing pleasure. Stay turned for more early cinema on Carmen in future posts.

It is with great joy that I announce that my friend and fellow early cinema researcher, Francisco Griñán, has been awarded his Ph.D. by the University of Malaga. I was honored to be invited to form part of his doctoral committee. The defense took place on February 5th and was witnessed by all of Paco's friends and family.

Pictured: Gallerie des machins, Expo Universelle 1889 Paris

The blog, "Five Minute History" recently published a lovely survey of the Belle Époque. The Blog includes pictures of buildings from Paris to Mexico (including the Biltmore in Asheville, NC) that represent the cultural achievements of the era.

Most wonderful for me is the film from paintings of Paris in the era.







My academic article, “Sound Rewrites Silents” was originally published in the journal  Kintop, Winter 1999. The German title is  "Stummfilmgeschichte im Licht der Tonbilder," Kintop 8,  1999, p. 141-158.

The same material, in English, was included in my book, Alice Guy Blaché, Lost Visionary of the Cinema, Bloomsbury, 2002. (In Spanish by Plots Ediciones, Spain, 2009).


After eight years of living in South Florida, I finally ventured over to the “Left Coast,” that is, the Gulf side of my new(ish) home state. Against all expectations I stumbled on a historical site of great interest to early cinema lovers: The Edison & Ford Winter Estates.


Cristina in RedCristina in Red


Our Fort Lee Film Commission Fox Studio Centennial exhibit opened at the Fort Lee Museum April 11 at Noon and runs through end of year - thanks to Clay Rawson the Fox News Curator of Collections.


Great News from the Fort Lee Film Commission!

I quote  Tom Meyer's post on the Fort Lee Film Commission Facebook Page:


A great compilation of videos is making its way around the web. Some of this footage shows NYC much as it looked when Alice Guy first arrived in 1907. 

This is how Alice described NYC in her memoirs: