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Getting into the Picture Business

Ian Christie

in Robert Paul and the Origins of British Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226105628
eISBN:
9780226610115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226610115.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Edison’s kinetoscope, launched in 1893 after his success with the phonograph, continued the 19th century’s fascination with reproductive novelties, also typified by the stereoscope. Kinetoscopes, ... More


“The Latest Fad of These Silly Days”: Buffalo Bill in Darkest London

Monica Rico

in Nature's Noblemen: Transatlantic Masculinities and the Nineteenth-Century American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136067
eISBN:
9780300196252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136067.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody and the running of his Wild West show at Earls' Court in 1882. In 1887, when Cody brought the Wild West show across the Atlantic for the first ... More


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