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MANUFACTURING THE “WILD WEST” TO ORDER TO REPRODUCE FAITHFULLY THE HABITS, COSTUMES, AND SURROUNDINGS OF PRIMITIVE LIFE FOR THE DIVERSION AND INSTRUCTION OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WHO OTHERWISE COULD LEARN OF THEM ONLY THROUGH BOOKS OF REFERENCE OR FICTION
By courtesy of the Eclair Film Company, New York MAKING MOTION PICTURES ESPECIALLY FOR WOMEN TO ILLUSTRATE FROM WEEK TO WEEK THE CREATIONS OF AMERICAN FASHION DESIGNERS, A USE OF THE
CINEMATOGRAPH THAT SPREADS WIDELY THE INFLUENCE OF THE BEST CURRENT TASTE IN DRESS
social welfare work has been proved by lecturers on sociology and kindred matters. Every year thousands of feet of film, picturing children playing in public playgrounds, boy scouts in their encampments, excursions of city children to the country, the public care here and abroad of the infirm, the unfortunate, and the dangerously immoral, the prevention of accidents, the cleaning of streets, and the reclaiming of filthy vacant lots — these and a thousand other subjects are teaching the people how to live better, cleaner, happier lives. Prof. Milton Fairchild, of Baltimore, Md., has urged that state universities appoint “moral instructors” to go over the state with motion picture machines and to give daily visual instruction to the public. The extension department of the University of Wisconsin seized upon the idea some time ago, and at the last annual meeting of the State Teachers' Association, at Madison, the chief of the bureau of social centre development, under the supervision of this extension department, demonstrated how the pictures were being used to cut down truancy. The University of Minnesota is using the pictures in thus training not only the pupils but their parents. One of this institution's latest reels, taken under the supervision of the school of agriculture, depicts a group of eight students at a dining table observing all the rules of etiquette and at another table a group of eight breaking every rule known to cultivated beings. Such pictures make an impression where printed admonition would go unheeded. “They are going to make a lot of difference with the teacher," says Mr. Edison. “They will take her out of that terrible, monotonous treadmill of work that she has been going through all these years and stimulate her instead of making life a drudgery for her.”
Motion pictures seem destined to have a repressing influence on recklessness and crime. Professor Münsterberg's invention — the cinematograph nerve test for chauffeurs, pilots, and other men in charge of passenger and traffic conveyances —
places the candidate in a motor car in a AMERICAN DOGS AND AFRICAN GAME
dark room before a moving picture. A MOTION PICTURES OF MR. PAUL J. RAINEY'S PACK child in the picture darts before him; a OF DOGS PURSUING A CHETAH TO THE TOP OF A
team dashes directly toward him; a heap
Photw. by J. C. Hemnet
Copyright by the Jungle Film Co.
Photographed by J. C. Hemment. Copyright by the Jungle Film Company A PERMANENT RECORD OF A PASSING ERA IN AFRICA TWO SCENES FROM THE “RAINEY AFRICAN HUNT" FILMS THAT SHOW WILD ANIMALS GATHERED AT A WATER HOLE. IN THE UPPER PICTURE ARE MONKEYS, AN ANTELOPE, A ZEBRA, AND A RHINOCEROS; IN THE LOWER PICTURE, AN ELEPHANT AND HER YOUNG.
of rock suddenly appears. In every case ous thoroughfares and thus obtain accurthe would-be chauffeur must act immedi- ate photographs of every incident in the ately; his steadiness or unsteadiness of street at every hour of the day. It is nerve is plainly revealed. It should be wiser, however, to destroy the causes of remembered that such a test is as realistic crime than to wait until it is grown before as life itself; so real was the dog in a recent attacking it. The bitterest foe of crime picture at Brenham, Tex., that a dog in is knowledge. the house dashed at him and tore the The schools, the railroads, the charitable screen to pieces.
organizations, the state militia, are now The Paris police are considering the entering the battle with the motion picsuggestion that they place a moving pic- ture machine. The Georgia Central Railture camera in hidden nooks along danger- road has lately prepared films to teach its
By courtesy of the Kinemacolor Company of America A PICTURE LESSON IN NATURAL HISTORY ONE FILM FROM A REEL THAT SHOWS THE ENTIRE PROCESS OF HATCHING AND FEEDING OSTRICH CHICKS. THE
PICTURES OF THIS SERIES ARE SHOWN ON THE SCREEN IN THE COLORS OF NATURE
Copyright by Brown Bros., New York THE “PROPERTY ROOM” OF A MOTION PICTURE STUDIO IN WHICH THE COSTUMES OF THE ACTORS ARE MADE, ALTERED, AND STORED. THE BISHOP'S VESTMENTS AT THE RIGHT OF THE PICTURE APPEAR IN USE IN THE SCENE FROM THE DRAMATIZATION OF THE LEGEND OF LANCELOT AND ELAINE, THAT IS SHOWN BELOW
By courtesy of the Vitagraph Company of America TRANSLATING THE MUSIC OF POETRY INTO THE POETRY OF MOTION TENNYSON'S "ELAINE" AS IT IS COSTUMED AND ENACTED ON THE SCREEN BEFORE THE AUDIENCES OF THE
MOTION PICTURE THEATRES