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While doing research for a chapter on the Third Annual New York Exhibitors Ball of  1913 for Inventing the Movies, I had a sudden insight.

The New York Exhibitors Ball of 1913, third of its kind, was an event of extraordinary liminality, a crossroad between the old and new worlds of the cinema that even the thousands of film manufacturers and fans were probably not aware of at the time.

Alice Guy in 1896Alice Guy in 1896

British Pathé Archive has put much of its archives online. This is a great bonanza for early film fans.

For example, you can see pre-1910 footage here:

Florence LaBadie in Star of Bethlehem PosterFlorence LaBadie in Star of Bethlehem Poster— Nearly 100 years after the death of silent film star Florence La Badie, a headstone with her name has been unveiled at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.

Two articles have appeared recently on the PIC agencies ongoing development of a documentary about Alice Guy, for which they optioned my book:

 

THE WRAP

 

ARTICLE IN DIGITAL CINEMA REPORT

The Women Film Pioneers Project, an database that includes "careergrophies" for numerous early women filmmakers from all over the world, is now live.

At least the first part (Phase I) covering the Unites States, and Latin America.

Phase II will include Australia, Canada, and much of Europe.

October 25, 2013

Teatro Federico Garcia Lorca

Getafe, in the province of Madrid, Spain

I was fascinated recently to find a blog and an article about how the world looked to the Victorians. Of course it wasn't black and white, as these films are, but still, they give us a good idea of what it felt like to travel through New York City or around the world before 1915.