This page lists longer-form pieces that I’ve written.

  • 1918: Fragments of Menichelli. My research into Gemma di Sant’Eremo and La passeggiera, two films starring Pina Menichelli which survive only in fragmentary form.
  • Diva films about diva films. Looking at several self-referential diva titles: L’illustre attrice Cicala Formica (1920), Leda innamorata (1915), and Bertini’s Mariute (1918).
  • Stacia Napierkowska on film. Fêted in France, arrested in the US, and prolific in Italy: I take a tour through Napierkowska’s screen career, with a particular look at two of her 1916 Italian titles.