A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1909-03-01
Summary:

Paris, Jan.15 – The cinematograph in Paris becomes very popular in far and away the most popular spectacle patronised by the masses. The recently invented combination of the phonograph with the moving pictures has opened up a vast new field. The moving picture studios, the players, tricks of the…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1909-04-01
Summary:

The Piccadilly Circus in Sydney showed a film about a fight between Tommy Burns and Jack Johnson which was produced by Gaumont Studio in Sherwood-st. It was so realistic. The miracle worker is Mr. McIntosh, promoter and referee of the fight between Tommy Burns and Jack Johnson. Films of the…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1912-03-04 - 1912-03-16
Summary:

March 11 to March 16, open from 2.30 p.m. daily, many attractions; stalls, for the sale of articles and curios of every description; exhibition, a magnificent loan exhibition of porcelain; music, by kind permission of the Naval and Military Authorities music will be supplied daily by H.M.S.…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-07-02
Summary:

A description of the cinema studio during filming operations given by a writer in 'McClure's Magazine.' Many of the studios are more elaborate than anything known in theatredom, such as Edison studio in New York, the Selig Studio in Chicago.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-07-21
Summary:

Films of Sir J. Forbes-Robertson and Miss Gertrude Elliott have been taken by the Gaumont Film Hire Service. Most of the scenes were 'staged' in the studio. It is stated that 'Hamlet,' when completed, will be about a mile long, and will cost about 10,000 pounds.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-08-05 - 1915-08-07
Summary:

On Aug 6, our grand new exclusive 'A Queen's Love,' a drama of court life in 3 parts with superb scenes and enthralling incidents, and perfect acting of Mlle. Robiune and M. Alexandre and others from Pathe's studios; also Sherlock Holmes in 'The Musgrave Ritual';…

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Headline: Pathe Freres
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-03-15 - 1916-03-22
Summary:

Beg to announce that they have extended their film services and will now receive extra supplementary supplies of the best productions from the Pathe Studios in America; millions of dollars are being spent to produce these pictures with the best artists and scenic, effects, in the usual Pathe…

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Headline: Recent Events
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-05-13
Summary:

Reports from Los Angeles show that the city has more than 20 moving picture studios employing 15,000 actors and turning out 200,000 feet of movie film per week.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-08-22 - 1916-08-23
Summary:

The Black Box,' 3rd episode of the great mystery serial; 'The Pocket Wireless' in 2 parts; 'The Life of Georges Carpentier' in 3 parts, a sporting drama featuring Georges Carpentier, the great french boxer, and showing all his big fights, training, etc.; 'Italian…

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Headline: Palisade
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1916-08-22 - 1916-08-24
Summary:

(Out-of-door pictures, location near post office, Kowloon) 'The Pocket Wireless' in 2 parts and 'The Black Box' (by Universal) are displayed tonight. Photo of the actor (Herbert Rawlinson) included. A drama in 3 parts, 'The Life of Georgi Carpentier' [sic],…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-08-29 - 1916-08-31
Summary:

Oppenheim's great mystery serial, 6th episode of 'The Black Box' in 2 parts, more perplexing and exciting than ever; 'The Wreck,' a powerful drama by the K. B. Films Co. in 3 parts; 'Under Desperation's Spur,' drama by Kalen; 'Bunny's Scheme,…

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Headline: Palisade
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1916-08-29 - 1916-09-01
Summary:

(Out-of-door pictures, location near post office, Kowloon) The sixth episode of 'The Black Box' (by Universal) in 2 parts are displayed tonight. Photo of the actor (Herbert Rawlinson) included. A drama 'The Wreck'in 3 parts. Drama including Under Desperation's Spur (by…

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Headline: The Palisade
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-09-01
Summary:

The mid-week programme was good in addition to showing famous films produced by studios. The 7th Episode of the 'Black Box' is being shown. The band of the 'Russia' will play during the evening.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-19 - 1916-09-21
Summary:

A powerful production by the Famous Players Co. 'Leah Kleschina' [sic] in 4 reels, featuring Charlotte [sic] Nillson; 'Pawns in the Game of Life,' a two reel drama by the Universal Company; 'Getting His Man,' cowboy drama by the Bison Co.; 'A Gentleman of…

15
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-11-21
Summary:

Miss Hettie Payne sued the Holmfirth Producing Company, of Victoria Street, S.W., whose studios are at Holmfirth, for either £50 or £100 due under an agreement to take the leading part in a cinema play entitled 'Paula.'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-12-13
Summary:

A Matrimonial Martyr' the new film due to be shown at the Victoria Theatre next Friday was produced for Messrs. Pathe by the Balboa Company at its open-air studios in California; and so perfect was the photography and so exquisite the outdoor scenes of California, the film was sent to Paris…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-01-03 - 1917-01-08
Summary:

On Jan 5, an amazing and thrilling programme: 1st and 2nd episodes of 'Iron Claw,' featuring Pearl White, Jameson [sic], and Sheldon Lewis; The Great War (with our armies on the Somme); interesting: Pathe's British Gazette; comic: 'Married on Credit' (Keystone); cartoon…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-10-19
Summary:

A report from Sydney Sun introduced Charlie Chaplin. The writer had been Mr. Chaplin's guest in Los Angeles for ten days, and under his guidance, met many of the principal stars in filmdom, including Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, Fanny [sic] Ward, Theda Bara, and William S. Hart. About…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-07-19
Summary:

Probably the youngest of the stage beauties whose charm and talent have won Broadway is Marion Davies, characterised as the most appealingly attractive girl on the American stage, who makes her photoplay debut in the much-talked-of comedy-drama 'Runaway Romany,' written by herself and…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-09-14 - 1918-09-17
Summary:

From Saturday 14th to Tuesday 17th September, 'The Secret Kingdom' episodes 5 and 6 and Essanay and Keystone comics. Wednesday 18th September, an all Charlie Chaplin programme, come and see the million-dollar world's laugh-maker.