A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1925-01-28
Summary:

Small Paramount picture 'When Knighthood Was in Flower,' written by Charles Major, is screened at the Coronet, just like 'Richard the Lion-Hearted' and 'The Fighting Blade' before.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-07-12
Summary:

A representative of the 'Ceylon Observer' learned from Mr. Warwick Major, proprietor of the Empire Picture Palace, that he has purchased outright the Kandy theatre building in which he has been giving a duplication of his Colombo show since its recent opening. The building was formerly…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1925-01-27
Summary:

When Knighthood Was in Flower,' starring Marion Davies, taken from the romantic novel by Charles Major, is being shown at the Coronet Theatre. Film plot included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1925-01-27
Summary:

This week, Coronet Theatre is screening 'When Knighthood Was in Flower' starring Marion Davies. The love story is taken from the romantic novel by Charles Major. The picture exhibits quality photography and historical values. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-01-11
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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-02-13
Summary:

Mr Warwick Major has a scheme to alter the present Empire Picture Palace, in Colombo. The alternations include the enlargement of the stage and increased seating. Mr Warwick Major was very proud.

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Headline: The Coronet
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-06-01 - 1925-06-05
Summary:

Mary Pickford in 'Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall,' from the romantic novel by Charles Major, adapted by Waldemar Young, a Marshall Neilan production, photography by Charles Rosher. Illustration included. Times and prices: 2.30 and 7.15, $1.00 and 50 cents; 5.15, $1.50 and 80 cents; 9.30…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1922-03-28
Summary:

Major Cairncross will shortly entertain the people of Hongkong with his subject 'Travel in Tibet.' The lantern slides and films are unique and combined with the breezy language command of Major Cairncross, so the people of Hongkong will have something to look forward to in the theatre…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-01-27
Summary:

The wonderful historical picture at the Coronet, 'When Knighthood Was in Flower,' is a screen version of Charles Major's famous historical novel. The principal roles are played by Marion Davies and Forrest Stanley, and the supporting cast is strong. A fine portrayal of Henry VIII…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1923-12-15
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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1923-10-09
Summary:

Charles Ray's 'A Tailor-Made Man' caused much laughter at the Star last night. It will be shown for the last time tomorrow.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1921-02-22
Summary:

The six-part picture, 'The Blood Barrier,' a thrilling tragedy, is now being shown at the Hongkong Theatre. The leading roles are taken by Sylvia Braemer and Major Trevor.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1925-06-10
Summary:

Charles Ray and Mary Anderson starred in a picture 'Two Minutes to Go,' at the Queen's Theatre last night. Film plot included.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-10-09
Summary:

Charles Ray's latest success 'A Tailor-Made Man' is to be shown at the Star tonight. Ray's name is well enough known to be an assurance of a first-class picture, and in his present production, he has a rather more attractive part than ever before. An excellent comedy and a…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-05-05
Summary:

There are many more interesting details of the Pilgrim's adventures in the New World that is written in the usual history. Even those 300,000 or more who claim kinship with the Mayflower personnel will be surprised by the amount of information revealed by 'The Courtship of Myles…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1925-06-10
Summary:

Last night, Queen's Theatre began screening the First National attraction 'Two Minutes to Go' featuring Charles Ray who plays the role of Chet Burnett. The cast also includes Mary Anderson. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-05-04
Summary:

One of the most thrilling and sensational storm scenes ever screened is shown in the biggest of Charles Ray productions, 'The Courtship of Myles Standish,' now running at the Queen's Theatre. The historic Mayflower, an exact reproduction of the illustrious boat of early days being…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-10-02
Summary:

Although John Paul Bart was only an obscure clothes-presser in the tailor's shop, he had a most consuming ambition. Film synopsis included. How Paul goes about this ticklish matter, and his trials and hardships before his plans work out to a triumphant conclusion, form the theme of '…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-02-21
Summary:

The Blood Barrier,' a thrilling 6-parts drama, featuring Sylvia Breamer and Major Trevor, is the leading attraction in the Hongkong Theatre. During the week, commencing tonight, the mysterious 'Orville' is giving a series of spirit seances performance.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-01-21
Summary:

Calcutta, January 4 – Yesterday Mr. Justice Fletcher decided the case of Warwick Major, manager for Mr. Maurice Bandmann, against A. Stephen, proprietor of the Empire Theatre, claiming R15,000 in compensation for telegrams of a defamatory character sent in May last to Mr. Bandmann. – '…