Kitty the Telephone Girl (and other working women in early cinem

Here's the text of a talk I gave at the fabulous Bo'ness Hippodrome Silent Film Festival ('Hipfest') which happens every year. It's a great few days of celebrating silent films in Scotland and across the world. Highly recommeded! Here's their website  I was asked to select and introduce some clips from films held in the … Continue reading Kitty the Telephone Girl (and other working women in early cinem

Armistice Day in ‘Art’ and Popular Culture

It is a hundred years since the Armistice Day on 11th November 1918. To mark it, here’s a discussion of how people responded to that day from the opening of my book Before Journey’s End: The Great War in British Popular Cinema of the 1920s [NB cheaper copies can be found second hand]. The final … Continue reading Armistice Day in ‘Art’ and Popular Culture