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Resources for Film Studies and Movie Merchandising in the British Library

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

In addition to its enormous social and cultural impact, the American movie industry is big business with its films and associated merchandising generating annual multi-billion dollar revenue streams. Despite its modern pre-eminence however the origins of the movie merchandising industry...

French Medieval Tales in the 19th Century

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A two-volume copy of the Cent Nouvelles Nouvelles, a collection of tales delivered by different historical characters, has recently been acquired for the British Library French collections. Cover of the Cent Nouvelles Nouvelles illustrated by Albert Robida, (Paris, 1888) RB.23.a.37261...

William Close - “one deserving of remembrance”

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

How does one describe a surgeon, apothecary, hydraulic engineer, inventor, antiquarian, musician, artist, author and editor who was also responsible for saving the lives of the children of his village? However, 'a little slender man, very clever, but rather changeable......

Recording of the week: when is a word not a word?

Monday, April 24, 2017

This week's selection comes from Jonnie Robinson, Lead Curator of Spoken English. The Evolving English: WordBank is extremely positive evidence of the robust nature of our native dialects, as demonstrated by this speaker's use of the verb puggle [= ‘to...

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