This novelized biography brings Alice Guy back to us, all of her determination, her creativity, her passion, her flaws, and her glory.
This book provides a close analysis of the one hundred Guy Blaché films that survive, and in the process rewrites early cinema history.

Alison McMahan is the author of the award-winning Alice Guy Blaché, Lost Visionary of the Cinema (Bloomsbury, 2002) and The Films of Tim Burton: Animating Live Action in Hollywood (Bloomsbury, 2005). She produces documentaries for Homunculus Productions, and writes screenplays and fiction.

Contact: Alison@HomunculusProds.com

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In August of 2012 I posted a blog entitled Films by Alice Guy Lost and Found.

The article discussed two films that had recently been found and have now been preserved: Parson Sue and A Tramp’s Strategy.

It looked like The Coming of Sunbeam, another recent find, would get preserved, if it was not too late to save the film based on the elements available.

New York as it looked to Alice Guy.

Secrets of the Night directed by Herbert Blaché

Mystery. Comedy. A murder in an old house where everyone is a suspect.

These are the building blocks of Secrets of the Night, a silent movie from 1924. For years, silent film enthusiasts thought the flick was lost, like more than 7,000 other films from the era. In fact, it was listed on the U.S. Library of Congress's list of lost films.