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Tony Fletcher, Regulating the Cinematograph in London 1897-1906 (London: Local History Publications, 2017)

Tony Fletcher’s last book is dedicated to London’s regulation of early cinema screenings. It is divided in two parts:

1) The first part examines in detail how the Cinematograph Regulations were formulated for London between 1897 to 1899 following the deaths which occurred in Paris in May 1897 at the Bazaar de la Charite.

2) The second part, focused on the years 1899 – 1906, presents examples of a variety of venues in which the Cinematograph was exhibited and of how the London Fire Brigade made checks to ensure that the regulations were being complied with.

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