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I've worked with the Lesbian Herstory Archive in the past. They perform a very important service. Right now they have a fundraiser going. Make a donation, get a tote bag.

This exhibit on filmmaking in New Jersey runs until December 12th. If you area in the are make sure to go and see it!

A Celluloid Story: New Jersey’s Filmmaking History

Monday November 3 – Friday December 12, 2014

 

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

 

William Gillette as Sherlock HolmesWilliam Gillette as Sherlock Holmes

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

Lindsay starts out by setting the terms for the blog series:

Spielberg. Scorsese. Tarantino. Lucas. Hitchcock.

 A blogger who identifies themselves only as PW1949 has been posted very erudite and carefully researched blogs on everything to do with the 19th Arrondissement in Paris. This includes the Buttes Chaumont area where the Gaumont Studios were.

If you can read French, I highly recommend visiting this blog. Even if you can't, the pictures and maps are great.

Some notable entries for Alice Guy lovers:

Only took eleven years!

At long last, The Lost Visionary will be available on Amazon as a Kindle book. Pub date is August 14, 2014, but you can pre-order the book now here.

A great article-length bio about Buster Keaton by Loren Kantor on Spice Today.

Why write about Buster Keaton in a blog dedicated to early cinema and Alice Guy? Because Herbert Blaché, Alice's husband, directed a few films in Hollywood before the transition to sound, and one of them was The Saphead, the first feature film starring Buster Keaton.