Alice Guy Blache

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.

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.

I just stumbled on this website in Spanish devoted to Alice Guy, which starts with a blurb from the Spanish edition of my book:

Alice Guy, pionera del cine narrativo

UPWIFT presents:
A Celebration of the First Woman Filmmaker, Alice Guy-Blaché

Three theaters within the UPWIFT region will present films by the first female filmmaker, Alice Guy-Blaché, as well as sneak-peeks into a new documentary about Alice by Pamela Green and a Q&A with the filmmaker.

Press release for the three events here.

Upstate Films/Rhinebeck, Sunday, December 11, 1:00PM: