|Saved by Wireless (1915)|
One special reel I specifically remember purchasing from was a slide show of silent film coming attractions. After viewing the compilation over and over, I eventually cut it into individual segments and spliced the pieces on to the fronts of many of my favorite titles. Henceforth, many of my home screenings began with a couple of slides.
Thirty years later, I remain fascinated by the history represented by these artifacts, and just as equally I enjoy their unique artistic and aesthetic qualities. With STARTS THURSDAY! I hope not only to share my passion for these images, but more importantly to provide a forum for sharing the modest amount of knowledge I have acquired regarding the medium and, hopefully, to encourage others to contribute what they have learned as well.