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Video Pick of the Week
THE MOVIES BEGIN: A TREASURY OF EARLY CINEMA. Even to fans of silent cinema, early film can seem like another world. It's easy to neatly wrap up the history of movies with a quick Lumiere! Melies! Great Train Robbery! Griffith! but that would be neglecting a vibrant and fascinating period. This box features 133 (count 'em!) early films from 1894 to the dawn of the feature era in 1913. Get it for the movie buff who has everything.
Current Theme Month
January 2015: An examination of the immigrant experience as portrayed in silent films.
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Movie Book Pick
MEMOIRS OF A STAR by Pola Negri. An actress of rare power and versatility, Pola Negri was a star on two continents and packed more excitement into one lifetime than most people could dream of. She also left behind her memoirs, a completely unreliable and completely entertaining book. This oft-maligned actress finally gets to tell her side of the story and it's a blast.
I shall be participating in…
I will be covering Constance Talmadge's dual role in Her Sister from Paris