Fascinating Women: Alice Guy-Blaché

Though we can easily recall the cinema’s pioneering actresses, history neglects the women who managed a successful career behind the camera. Alice Guy-Blaché is one of those unsung pioneers. Born in 1873 to a bookstore mogul and his wife, Alice’s upbringing was typical of an upper-middle-class Frenchwoman. Her life changed drastically after the deaths of …

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On the Matter of The King’s Speech

Though his reign is firmly of the mid-twentieth century, George VI was an Edwardian. The second son of the Duke and Duchess of York (later George V and Queen Mary), he had the misfortune of being born in 1895 on the very day the Prince Consort died thirty-four years beforehand. His great-grandmother, Queen Victoria was …

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