Sunday, March 28, 2004

Cape Town in San Jose

Another trip to the combined libraries of the city of San Jose and San Jose State University, where I have been going through microfilm the Cape Times, a newspaper from Cape Town, South Africa.  I have largely completed my survey of this very British paper. I was hoping to find something about Pandora's Box, as other German productions were shown in Cape Town. But alas, no luck. Though I found some worthwhile material, I am glad to be done with this particular search. The Cape Times was pretty boring, all-in-all. Citations for the reviews and articles I did come across have been added to the LBS bibliographies.

Sunday, March 21, 2004

Site updates

The portrait galleries are off-line for the time being. The Merchandise and Recommended Books page have been updated.

Sunday, March 7, 2004

I know the way to San Jose

Lately, I have been visiting the combined libraries of the city of San Jose and San Jose State University, where I have been going through microfilm of various regional and international newspapers. For some strange reason, this library has a run of the Cape Times, a newspaper from Cape Town, South Africa. I have been slowly working my way through the mid to late 1920's, where so far I have found a few short reviews of films featuring Louise Brooks. I have also found some simple advertisements promoting screenings of various Brooks films in theaters around Cape Town. (Some films were shown two or three times months apart in the course of a year.) Nifty to think that Brooks' films were shown 'round the world way back in the 1920's.
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