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Fiction about (or involving) motion pictures started appearing in the late nineteenth-century, when writers first became aware of early kinetoscope technologies. These stories grew more and more popular as the public became increasingly fascinated with the movies, the film industry, and the odd inhabitants of Hollywood. These stories reflect and often respond to the public's fascination with the movies; at the same time, they also reveal their fears and anxieties about the new medium. The first volume of this anthology collects 16 short stories and a monologue about motion picture technology and the film industry published between 1895 and 1922.
Collected in this anthology:
* "The Kinetoscope of Time," by Brander Matthews (1895)
* "The Phantasmograph," by Walter Herries Pollock (1899)
* "The Vitagraphoscope," by O. Henry (1904)
* "Mrs. Bathurst," by Rudyard Kipling (1904)
* "Alarums and Excursions," by George Hibbard (1908)
* "The Punishment that Fitted the Crime," by Stephen J. Fay (1910)
* "The Metamorphosed Bi-Focal Drama," by Lloyd Kenyon Jones (1911)
* "A Motion Picture Hero," by Epes Winthrop Sargent (1912)
* "The Moving Picture Writes," by Montague Glass (1915)
* "The Flash Back," by Harry Reichenbach (1917)
* "Co-Stars," by Charles McMurdy (1918)
* "The Film of Fate," by Josephine Daskam Bacon (1919)
* "Pictures," by Katherine Mansfield (1920)
* "His Smile," Susan Glaspell (1921)
* "Alice in Movieland," by William Warren (1922)
* "The Tramp," by Adela Rogers St. Johns (1922)
* "Maisie at the Movies," by Gertrude S. Welton (1922)
(Summary by ChuckW)
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