Georges Méliès: The Black Imp
Today is the birthday of Georges Méliès (for my full article on him go here). I write about Méliès at some length in my new book Chain of Fools (due out in late February). Here is one of the films I discuss:
To find out more about the variety arts past and present, consult No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous, available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever nutty books are sold. And don’t miss Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube, to be released by Bear Manor Media in 2013.