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Here is a priceless description of how a motion-picture spectacle was presented in 1912: with a lecture explaining the action, an orchestra (of six or eight pieces), and a sound-effects man who has to be warned to keep it subtle.


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From Moving Picture World, 1912.


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From Motion Picture Classic, 1920.

Charlie Chaplin’s Sudden Rise

Thursday, November 13, 2014


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From Photoplay, February, 1915.

A Hard Winter for Censorship

Monday, April 14, 2014


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From Photoplay, March, 1921.

Waste in the Movie Industry, 1916

Friday, March 7, 2014


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From Photoplay, January, 1916.