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Happy Birthday, Alice Guy!

Alice Guy was born on July 1, 1873, in a Parisian suburb. It was the first day in what would be an incredible, adventurous, and ground-breaking life. 

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Anxiety over the Advent of Synchronized Sound

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.

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Article about Alice Guy in TV5Monde

Alice Guy in 1896Alice Guy in 1896

Hélène Février has written an article about Alice Guy for TV5Monde. It's a great article, and includes links to some of her most important films. What's most important about this article is that it is written in French, as France and French scholars by and large have proved that the old saying about prophets being rejected in their own country is absolutely true of France.

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British Pathé Archive now online

Grave of Thanhauser Silent Film Star Found in Greenwood Cemetery

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.  Read more »

Two Article Updates on Be Natural, the documentary about Alice Guy

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



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Women Film Pioneers Project Phase I is live!

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

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Another chance to see the play Alicia en la Sombre de las Maravillas

October 25, 2013

Teatro Federico Garcia Lorca

Getafe, in the province of Madrid, Spain

Last year I had the immense privilege of travelling to Toledo to see the premiere of the play developed by La Recua Teatro, Alicia en la Sombra de las Maravillas. This is an expressionistic biographical play of Alice Guy, partly based on my book. My review and pictures from the play here. You can buy tickets (9 Euros) here.

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How the World Looked to Victorians

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.  Read more »

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