Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

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Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by Kitty » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:49 pm

This poem makes me think. Imagine a world with a brand new medium that allows you to relive history that was never ever possible before!
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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by donnie » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:21 pm

That does make you think! We take for granted the ability to go back and visit history, but how new and exciting it must have seemed then.

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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by Kitty » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:27 pm

The Motion Picture Alphabet, published in 1911. :)
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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by Kitty » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:20 pm

A cute little story in poem form.
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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by Kitty » Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:32 am

This is a well-written little poem that was submitted and printed in the October 1912 Motion Picture Story Magazine.
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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by Kitty » Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:16 pm

Here's an acrostic filled with glowing praise for the very first named movie star, Florence Lawrence.
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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by donnie » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:27 pm

I love that! I get the idea Roy kind of liked Florence. ;)

I love the first two lines. Not so sure about "Comedy, melo, or farce, are her sheen;" though. :lol:

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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by Kitty » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:44 pm

Yes, they really did put those actors on a pedestal, like they were perfect angel-like creatures that could do no wrong and are amazing in everything. I'm sure when the actors read them, they were in amazement. I bet a lot of them made them laugh a little :)
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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by donnie » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:09 pm

Yes, I remember reading in the biography of Theda how astonished she was to see what they wrote about her, and how much fun she had reading it.

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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by Kitty » Mon May 01, 2017 3:40 pm

Adorable!
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