Month: February 2018

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New Profiles & Essays: January-February 2018!


New Profiles from January-February 2018!

Film accompanist Hazel Burnett (United States) by Kendra Preston Leonard.

Actress, producer, and director Helena Cortesina (Spain) by Elena Cordero Hoyo

Actress, screenwriter, director, and producer Lottie Lyell (Australia) by Margot Nash

Film accompanist and inventor Alice Jay Smythe (United States) by Kendra Preston Leonard.


New Overview Essays from January-February 2018!

Decoration, Discrimination and ‘the Mysteries of Cinema’: Women and Film Exhibition in Sweden from the Introduction of Film to the Mid-1920s” by Ingrid Stigsdotter.

Lottie Lyell in The Picture Show promotion for The Sentimental Bloke (1919). AUC

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Campaign to raise funds for Alice Micheaux’s headstone a success!


The GoFundMe campaign to raise money to place a headstone at Alice B. Russell‘s (aka Mrs. Micheaux) unmarked grave was a success!

From Terri Frances, Director of Black Film Center/Archive in Indiana:

Alice Burton Russell Micheaux

June 30, 1899 – January 1, 1985

A memorial to celebrate the life and pioneering film career of Alice B. Russell Micheaux, African American actress, producer, and wife of filmmaker and author Oscar Micheaux will take place on April 11, 2018 at 11AM at Greenwood Union Cemetery, 215 North Street, Rye, NY 10580. Join us.

We plan to honor Mrs. Micheaux’s currently unmarked burial site with a floral arrangement, music, and a blessing from Reverend James O’Hanan of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Weather permitting, we will be able to unveil the rose granite marker that was purchased through our GoFundMe campaign.

Information about the campaign to raise funds to place a headstone at Mrs. Micheaux’s unmarked grave is here

Driving directions from the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens (symposium site) to the Greenwood Union Cemetery in Rye, NY:

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