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Mistinguett on film: three shorts

   Mistinguett must be considered one of France’s great entertainers. Born Jeanne Florentine Bourgeois in 1875, in the early twentieth century she was a huge star of the French music hall, lighting up the stage of such legendary venues as the Moulin … Continue reading

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Suffragettes on film: Emmeline Pankhurst, Les Femmes Députées (FR 1912), The Pickpocket (US 1913)

On this day in 1893, the women of New Zealand voted in a general election for the first time. New Zealand was the first self-governing nation in the world to grant universal suffrage, following the tireless campaigning of activists such as … Continue reading

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L’Inferno (IT 1911)

L’Inferno is a film bizarrely forgotten by Anglophone film history. Before Cabiria and Quo Vadis?, which enjoyed worldwide popularity and influence, L’Inferno was one of the first Italian epics to gain international fame, yet it is nowadays comparatively little known. I … Continue reading

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