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Alice Guy: Entertaining Since 1896

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Alice Guy-Blaché lksdjf ksdjf Image: Open CultureAlice Guy: Writer, Director, Film Pioneer. Image: Open Culture

They say Alice Guy (Alice Guy-Blaché) made over 600 movies between 1896-1920.

Sure, a lot of these films were under 15 minutes, and she did have her own studio.

Even so. Over six hundred movies.

Although Guy’s work is slowly gaining more recognition through recent publications and a biopic Kickstarter campaign, she remains largely unknown.

Now, we’re not saying Guy should be popular just because she first became a director at the age of 23, or that she was head of production at France’s Gaumont Company for 11 years, or that she emigrated to America with her husband to establish their own studio (The Solax Company) in 1910 at Fort Lee, New Jersey’s fledgling film colony.

We’re also not saying she should be popular because she’s regarded as the first female director, or made movies where women had as much screen time as (if not…

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2 comments on “Alice Guy: Entertaining Since 1896

  1. Silver Screenings
    08/15/2015

    Thank you for re-blogging! Alice Guy deserves the recognition. 🙂

  2. First Night Design
    08/15/2015

    I’d not heard of her but now I’m intrigued!

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