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La Boheme – Romantic Drama – By Agnes Smith (MGM) – 1926

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La Boheme – Romantic Drama – By Agnes Smith (MGM) – 1926 Motion Picture Magazine, May, 1926 The Picture Parade By Laurence Reid and Agnes Smith La Boheme – Romantic Drama Still another picture has opened on Broadway which threatens to run until every woman in the city and most of the visiting sisters have paid the tribute of a few tears and sighs. For “La Boheme,” King Vidor’s newest production, reaches the screen at a moment when there’s a big need for a good, sad love story. King Vidor Lillian Gish and filming team La Boheme The picture was suggested, of course, by Henri Murger’s “Scenes de la Vie de Boheme” and the opera libretto which was derived there from. It was the first great love story of the Paris Latin Quarter. “Trilby” came later and “Louise,”” the third story of a veritable trilogy of Montmartre romances, is a granddaughter of Murger’s Mimi. Murger started the whole Latin Quarter fever and countless young foreigners and French provincials were inspired by the love story …

A Pictorial History of the Silent Screen – By Daniel Blum 1953

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A Pictorial History of the Silent Screen – By Daniel Blum 1953
A Pictorial History of the Silent Screen By Daniel Blum 1953 THE NICKELODEONS, as the first movie theatres were called, in no way resembled the luxurious picture palaces of today, but what an aura of magic and mystery, of laughter and tears clung to them! There, to the sounds of a tinkling and appropriately emotional piano, Pearl White faced her perils, Francis X. Bushman caused fluttering hearts, Theda Bara wrecked homes, Chaplin and Arbuckle and Mack Sennett set zany standards, never to be excelled, and a host of beautiful ladies smiled and wept and were alluring. It was a realm of fantastic and childish make-believe situated in a never-never land called Hollywood, but gradually the whole world came to treasure its heroes and heroines and clowns.