A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Headline: The Coronet
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-05-25
Summary:

Katherine MacDonald capitalised as the 'American Beauty' has certainly made an auspicious start as a First National star in 'The Thunderbolt,' an original creation by J. Grubb Alexander, which is the current attraction at the Coronet. She is supported by Thomas Meighan,…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-05-17
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'The Penalty' this evening. The film is written by Gouverneur Morris, staged by Rex Beach and produced by Goldwyn. Lon Chaney is playing the leading role, who also played a key role in 'The Miracle Man.'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-08-17
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'The Devil to Pay' featuring Joseph Dowling who made himself famous in 'The Miracle Man.' Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-01-11
Summary:

Kowloon Theatre is going to screen 'The Sin of Martha Queed' featuring Joseph Dowling who is famous for his performance in 'The Miracle Man.'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-12-27
Summary:

World Theatre will be screening a Benjamin B. Hampton production 'The Killer' which is inspired from Stewart Edward White's novel. The film features Claire Adams, who is famous for her work with little Frankie Lee of 'The Westerners' and 'The Miracle Man.' The…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-02-18
Summary:

Star Theatre will be screening a film described as second 'Miracle Man' entitled 'The Faith Healer' featuring Milton Sills who is quite famous among professional cinema people. Griffith's 'One Exciting Night' is scheduled to follow tomorrow.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-08-25
Summary:

Queen's Theatre will be screening 'Prisoners of Love' featuring Betty Compson who is famous for her role in 'The Miracle Man,' till Thursday. Others in the cast include Ralph Lewis, Roy Stewart, Clara Horton and Emory Johnson.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1925-03-19
Summary:

World Theatre will be screening the Universal production 'The Gaiety Girl.' The film is the screen version of I. A. R. Wylie's 'The Inheritors.' The film features Mary Philbin who is famous for her work in productions like 'Merry-Go-Round,' 'Fool's…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1925-03-19
Summary:

Star Theatre will be screening a Paramount attraction entitled 'Ladies Must Live' this evening. This was the last picture made by the late Mr. George Loane Tucker who is famous for being the maker of 'The Miracle Man.'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1910-09-23
Summary:

It is New York correspondent of the Observer witnessed a demonstration of Edison's new invention, the kinetophone. A man shown on a screen was seen throwing an iron ball on the floor. There was a perfect reproduction of sounds, including that of a motor horn.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-04-15
Summary:

The kinetophone is Mr. Thomas A. Edison's latest invention. Hong Kong will be able to see it in the evening of the 23rd. at the Theatre Royal. He took a newspaperman to his experimental theatre and explained that the kernel was the absolute synchronisation of the movements in the motion…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-04-28
Summary:

The first public exhibition of the Edison Kinetophone is to take place tonight at 9 p.m. (at Theatre Royal), and Hong Kong theatre-goers will be startled by the life-like reproductions of synchronised motions and sounds.

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Headline: Local
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-04-29
Summary:

Edison's latest invention, the Kinetophone, is described in today's paper. A demonstration was given in the Theatre Royal last night

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-04-29
Summary:

A large number of people assembled at the Theatre Royal last night to witness the first demonstration in Hong Kong of Edison's latest invention Kinetophone, the union of moving picture with voice was pleasing and effective. The first item was a short description of the invention, given by a…

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Headline: The Kinetophone
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-05-02
Summary:

The Kinetophone has been attracting large audiences to the Theatre Royal. The combination of voice and picture is not yet perfect, but it is well ahead of the picture alone, and is capable of improvement. There was a trifling mishap last night, when a spring broke, but the matter was promptly…

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Headline: The Kinetophone
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-05-03
Summary:

The Kinetophone programme at Theatre Royal was greatly appreciated, though many members of audiences felt dissatisfied at the failure of the D.C.L.I. band to put in an appearance until half time and a similar thing occurred on Tuesday night.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-09-03
Summary:

The successor to Mr. Madariaga, Senior P. Villaverde, made his first appearance at the Victoria Theatre as pianist and conductor on Saturday last. The drama screened last night 'The Wreck of the Aurora' was particularly interesting. Kinetophone is soon to be introduced at the Victoria…

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Headline: The Kinetophone
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-12-08
Summary:

The public of Hong Kong is again to have an opportunity of witnessing the Kinetophone, Mr. Edison's latest invention, at the City Hall for 3 days. Among the talking pictures are two scenes from 'Said Pasha' and the 'Musical Blacksmiths,' which was said to be the finest…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-12-11
Summary:

A large audience appeared at the Theatre Royal last night to witness and to hear the Kinetophone, Edison's latest invention. All of the films were good, especially 'Singing Blacksmiths' and the selections from 'Said Pasha.'