Friday, August 29, 2014

Extra Attractions -- WAR -- August 29, 2014

There are two interesting things going on here. 

The obvious one is that a movie distributor is trying to deceive the public.  WAR is "We Are Ready to help you get the money".  "THOUSANDS VOLUNTEER expressions of satisfaction."  "ONE OF THE GREATEST BATTLES of wits ever presented to the public." 

The other thing is that this is an ad for Melies Films.  By 1914, pioneer Georges Méliès and his useless brother Gaston Méliès had stopped making movies.  I see a "G" for Gaumont logo in the middle.  I'm not sure what that is all about. 

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