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After Hours: Cinema Club at the Pitt Rivers Museum, THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED (1926)

The Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford is a fascinating place, with shrunken heads, totem poles and other curiosities making up part of their archaeological collections. It was the perfect place to host the recent ‘After Hours’ Cinema Club to celebrate shadow puppets, film, and Arabian fairytales. 462 more words

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Off Topic Post: Happy Birthday, Gloria Swanson!

Happy Birthday, Gloria!

“As Daddy said, life is 95 percent anticipation.”

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Movie Acrostic, March, 1912

From The Motion Picture Story Magazine, March, 1912; enjoy…

Vampyr (1932) - Carl Theodor Dryer (Mardaweh Tompo)

Synopsis: Allan Gray arrives at an inn to sleep only to be aroused by mysterious happenings at the inn that leads him to an eventful stay. 1,059 more words

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Gish the Lesser, Happy Birthday! Dorothy Gish, Born March 11; 1898-1968

Popular two-reel actress Dorothy Gish never achieved the status of her older sister Lillian Gish, but, they did a few films together, most notably, Hearts of the World, 1918 and Orphans of the Storm (almost nary, have the heart-strings been pulled at, any better), 1921, also Lillian directed (her only film in the chair) her younger sister in Remodeling Her Husband, 1920. 47 more words

The Gold Rush (1925) Charles Chaplin (Darrell Ron Tuffs)

A lone prospector ventures into Alaska looking for gold. He gets mixed up with some burly characters and falls in love with the beautiful Georgia. He tries to win her heart with his singular charm.

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