A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Headline: Elsie Adair
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1897-11-19
Summary:

Miss Elsie Adair provided performance at Theatre Royal last night. Apart from her, other performers included Mr. Vanderlip, Mr. C.T. Robinson, Messrs. Tripodi and Sananara. Another feature of the performance was the display of views by the Edison 'Vitascope.' The views included waves…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1897-11-19
Summary:

Last night in Theatre Royal, the Elsie Adair Company gave an amusing entertainment before a large house. And a series of animated pictures were shown by means of Edison's Vitascope. It was an almost total absence of the flicker which has characterised all previous exhibitions of pictures of…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1897-11-19 - 1897-11-20
Summary:

Elsie Adair performed and there were new animated pictures including Fifteen Views of Queen's Jubilee Procession. Noted that soldiers and sailors in uniform half-price to Back Seats only.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1897-11-19 - 1897-11-20
Summary:

Performance by Elsie Adair, assisted by amateurs from the Warships, Regiments, and the Hongkong Amateurs. New Animated Pictures, including fifteen views of the Queen's Jubilee Procession.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1897-11-20
Summary:

Miss Elsie Adair's entertainment continues in Theatre Royal. With additional performers Mrs. Jewell and Miss Lee Jarvis.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1897-11-20
Summary:

At the Theatre Royal tonight, Miss Elsie Adair, assisted by several Hongkong amateurs, will give another performance. And fifteen views of the Jubilee procession will be shown on the vitascope. Mrs Jewell, and Miss Lee Jarvis, the celebrated comic opera prima donna, is to contribute several…

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Headline: Elsie Adair
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1897-11-22
Summary:

The Theatre Royal was fairly well filled on Saturday night by the performance from Elsie Adair, Mr. Vanderlip. Mrs. Jewel and Mr. C. T. Robinson. A number of new and old views were shown with the Vitascope and the graphic fidelity which some of them were animated was warmly applauded by the…

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Headline: The City Hall
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1898-01-13
Summary:

Report of the Committee of Management to be submitted to the annual meeting of shareholders in and subscribers to the City Hall. There is a detailed description of the theatre's building and some of the performances. For instance, during the twelve months from 1st July, 1896, to 30th June…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1909-03-15 - 1909-03-17
Summary:

The world famed comedy duo. Steve Adson and Throne Jessie. In their inimitable Irish character sketch, Molly Doolan's Troubles. Comic and dramatic films. Last performance of Miss Cecilia Verard.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1909-03-18 - 1909-03-18
Summary:

The world famed comedy duo. Steve Adson and Thorne Jessie. In their inimitable Irish character sketch, Molly Doolan's Troubles. Comic and dramatic films.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-02-10
Summary:

There was a packed house at the Bijou Scenic Theatre on Saturday night, and the lengthy programme was much appreciated. Miss Dolly Swift, in her songs and bright patter, added to the popularity, while Miss Cecile Stephano's renderings of 'Ben Bolt' and 'Robin Adair' were…

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Headline: Bijou
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-03-26 - 1913-03-28
Summary:

Tonight at 9.15, 'Madcap Molly' (drama), a strange peacemaking; 'The Glory of Wiffles' (comic), losing his head; Pathe Gazette & Gaumont Graphic (news in pictures); performance by Stephano and Bonetta.

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Headline: Bijou
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-03-26 - 1913-03-28
Summary:

Films screenings including 'Madcap Molly', 'A Strange Peacemaking', 'The Glory of Wiffles' and 'Losing His Head', Pathe Gazette and Gaumont Graphic; Performances by Miss Cecile Stephano and Miss Violet Bonetta

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Headline: Bijou
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1913-03-26 - 1913-03-28
Summary:

Programme at 9:15 p.m. including the dramas, 'Madcap Molly' and 'A Strange Peacemaking'; and the comics, 'The Glory of Wiffles' and 'Losing His Head.' News in pictures (of Pathe Gazette and Gaumont Graphic) is included. Performances by Miss Cecile Stephano…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-10-25
Summary:

A statement about the winter season of Victoria Theatre has been made by Mr. J. J. Blake, the manager. Concerning serial pictures were so much appreciated by cinema-goers, Mr. Blake has arranged to screen first 'The Grip of Evil,' with Jackie Saunders in the leading role. Other serials…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-10-26
Summary:

Mr J. J. Blake, the manager of that Victoria Theatre, informs us that great care has been taken in the choice of productions for the winter season. Great variety of films were obtained, including 'The Grip of Evil,' with Jack Saunders, 'The Fatal Ring' featuring Pearl White…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-12-04
Summary:

The Mystery of the Double Cross' will be screened at the Victoria Theatre on Friday. It is based on an original story by Gilson Willetts. Mollie King, one of the youngest stars, and Leon Bary, are the protagonists. This latest serial is a mystery serial, although it is said to contain…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-12-05
Summary:

A new serial star, Mollie King, will make her appearance on the screen in 'The Mystery of the Double Cross.' It's based on the original story by Gilson Willetts. William Parke was demanded to direct this serial for the Pathe Company. Also supported by Leon Bary. Film synopsis…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-12-06 - 1917-12-08
Summary:

On Dec 7, the greatest and most sensational film ever screened, 'Mystery of the Double Cross,' featuring Molly [sic] King; Pathe's British Gazette; performance by Mdlle Rigoletto.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-12-06 - 1917-12-06
Summary:

Screening of 'Mystery of the Double Cross' (1st and 2nd episodes) featuring Pathe's star Molly King