Inventing The Movies

This novelized biography brings Alice Guy back to us, all of her determination, her creativity, her passion, her flaws, and her glory.

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Lost Visionary of The Cinema

This book provides a close analysis of the one hundred Guy Blaché films that survive, and in the process rewrites early cinema history.

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Recent News & Updates

Posted on Oct 29, 2014

 

The Vitagraph smokestack in Brooklyn, NY, over 110 years old, will soon be torn down unless we rally to stop it.

Posted on Oct 28, 2014

 

William Gillette as Sherlock HolmesWilliam Gillette as Sherlock Holmes

Last month I was in London for a conference and I was able to visit the Sherlock Holmes Museum at 221b Baker Street. It's very hard, when you visit this lovely little museum, to remember that Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character. The study is ready for his return, evidence from various cases are strewn about. The upper rooms have wax figures depicting scenes from various stories. It's definitely a must-see for Holmes fans.

And here is another must-see: The Cinémathèque Française has recently found a long-lost Sherlock Holmes film made in 1916 by Essanay Studios, starring the great actor William Gillette.

Posted on Oct 27, 2014

Ms. Magazine has started a blog series on early women filmmakers. First up, of course, is a blog on Alice Guy, by Kitty Lindsay.