A quasi-Dickensian true Christmas story of hardship softened by kindness. Featuring Will Day and William Friese-Greene. … More A Friese-Greene Christmas Carol
Last Friday I got back to doing something I used to do 20 years ago: talking about William Friese-Greene in public. The occasion was the British Silent Film Symposium 2018 and the place was King’s College London. Almost as terrifying as finding myself in front of a roomful of early film history experts was using … More William Friese-Greene & The Art of Collaboration
The last time I spoke about William-Friese Greene in public was 20 years ago, but next week that silence will be broken. Me and Willie have had our on and off periods, but lately we’ve been spending more time together than ever and I’ve been finding out a bunch of new things about him. The … More Friese-Greene Talks!
“When are you going to get to the point?” is an entirely justifiable cry to escape from you, my dear, (im)patient reader. Well, I have been working on something rather special, just for you. So I hope it will seem worth the wait. To quickly recap the story so far and what we know: Between … More That Eureka Moment – 5
These two contrasting books about William Friese-Greene came through my letterbox this week. In the Blue Corner we have “Close-up of an Inventor” from 1948, written (under a pseudonym) by Muriel Forth, a journalist for women’s magazines . Conspicuous by its absence is any section at the back which explains what her sources were. This … More Old School vs New School
Never heard of William Friese-Greene? Here’s a brief introduction. … More That Friese-Greene feeling