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The Victrola Book of the Opera (1913)

First published in 1912, this is the second edition of what would, by 1976, become a series of thirteen separate, and ever-expanding, versions of a wonderfully illu…more

Within Our Gates (1920)

The oldest known surviving film made by an African-American director, portraying the contemporary racial situation in the United States during the early twentieth c…more

The Christmas Angel (1904)

Originally titled Détresse et Charité (Distress and Charity), this short from French film-maker Georges Méliès tells the tale of a little beggar girl who collap…more

Scrooge, or, Marley’s Ghost (1901)

Scrooge, or, Marley’s Ghost, directed by Walter R. Booth, is the oldest known film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ 1843 novel A Christmas Carol – featuring the…more

Cleopatra (1912)

Cleopatra – a Romance of a Woman and a Queen – depicts Helen Gardner in the title role and as centrepiece to the series of elaborately staged tableaux which tel…more

A Farewell To Arms (1932)

Film directed by Frank Borzage, and starring a young Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes. The screenplay by Oliver H.P. Garrett and Benjamin Glazer is based on the 1929 sem…more

Life and Passion of Christ (1903)

From Internet Archive: La Vie et la passion de Jesus Christ is a 1903 French silent film directed by Lucien Nonguet and Ferdinand Zecca, and is believed to be the f…more

Stella Maris (1918)

A 1918 silent film staring Mary Pickford, directed by Marshall Neilan, written by Frances Marion and based on William J. Locke’s novel. Stella Maris, a beautiful,…more

Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936)

Considered by many to be the best film adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1886 novel of the same name, said by Polly Hovarth to be “the Harry Potter of his…more