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Katy Perry halftime an hommage to Georges Melies!

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Here's Georges original:

 

Georges Melies Trip to the North PoleGeorges Melies Trip to the North Pole

 

Perils of Pauline Event In Fort Lee March 7-8, 2015

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Did you know the movie term “cliffhanger” originated in Fort Lee? It came from Pearl White dangling off a cliff in the Perils of Pauline series. Those scenes were filmed in what is now called “Cliffhanger Point.” On Marth 7th & 8th and you can watch the Perils of Pauline and see the original Cliffhanger Point itself in an event organized by the Fort Lee Film Commission to honor 

Pearl White’s 126th birthday.  Film fans in the NY area, don’t miss this!  Read more »

Lost Early Disney Film found near Artcic Circle

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Lost Silent film discovered: Daughter of The Dawn

Still from Daughter of the DawnStill from Daughter of the Dawn

 

The Daughter of the Dawn (1920) is one  of the earliest motion pictures filmed within Oklahoma. It's also one of the few surviving films we have that features an entire cast of Native American actors and actresses, including a son and daughter of Quanah Parker. (Alice Guy made a couple of one-reelers with Native American actors, but they don't survive.)

 

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Lesbian Herstory Archive

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.  Read more »

"A Celluloid Story" Exhibit Now Open

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  Read more »

Save the Vitagraph Smokestack! Sign the Petition!

 

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

Sherlock Holmes film starring William Gillette found after over 100 years!

 

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.

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Ms. Magazine Blog Series on Early Women Filmmakers

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

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Fantastic Blog series on the Buttes Chaumont area of Paris

 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.

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