FRANCE: Lumiere Jubilee

Lumière Jubilee

The President of the Republic, sad-eyed M. Albert Lebrun, the Ambassadors and Ministers of the European States and the Papal Nuncio in his silk skirts gathered at the Sorbonne last week to see flicker and jiggle on a screen three strips of streaked and yellowed cinema film, each only three yards long.

Thus was climaxed the solemn jubilee of Louis Lumière whose name means light and who has never claimed that he and his brother Auguste invented the cinema

40 years ago. Europe assumes that such was their achievement, ignoring...

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