Bill Douglas Centre collection [electronic resource], 1660-1950 1790-1925.

[2015 release].
Marlborough, England : Adam Matthew Digital, c2015.


Victorian popular culture. Moving pictures, optical entertainments and the advent of cinema. [More in this series]
1660-1950 1790-1925.
Summary note
Electronic reproduction of material relating to the history of film and visual media from the Bill Douglas Centre. Founded in 1994, the Centre houses material collected by Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell over their lifetimes. The material constitutes a research collection of international significance, illustrating the development of optical recreation and popular entertainment from the late 18th century to the present day. The selection included here brings together publications relating to optical recreation and the early development of the motion picture industry, and a range of primary source documents: movie magazines, printed ephemera, programmes, sheet music, cigarette cards, postcards, games, toys and other merchandise from the early and pre-cinema era.
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  • Originally published Nov. 2012; re-released May 2015 with additional material and amended URLs.
  • Includes material by or about the following people: Auguste and Louis Lumière, Thomas A. Edison, Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre, Georges Méliès, Eadweard Muybridge, Emile Reynaud, Erich von Stroheim, D.W. Griffith, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Clara Bow, Cecil B. DeMille, Douglas Fairbanks, Fox Talbot, Buster Keaton, Cecil Hepworth, Rudolph Valentino.
Location of originals
Bill Douglas Centre, University of Exeter
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