New publications online (3)

Today I uploaded two older publications. The first is a Dutch -written and elaborated version of my English-written article on the 19th century painter Jean-Léon Gérôme and the Italian silent epic Quo vadis? (Enrico Guazzoni 1913). It was published in the Dutch art journal Jong Holland and contains much better illustrations than in the English version, including pictures of magic lantern slides after Quo vadis?, publicity around the film, book illustrations, plus the paintings themselves. At the time, the article was lauded by the Dutch dailies Volkskrant and NRC. Courtesy Jong Holland. Coming up is the big Gérôme exhibition in Los Angeles (Getty Museum, June-September 2010), then Paris (Musée d’Orsay, October 2010-January 2011 ), then Madrid (Thyssen Bornemisza, March-May 2011).  See also the site of Gérôme expert Gerald Ackerman: http://www.geraldmackerman.com/.

The other article deals with the recollections of Dutch film pioneer Anton Nöggerath junior. In 1897 he was sent to London by his father, music hall owner and film distributor Anton Nöggerath senior, to become trainee at Maguire & Baucus, later the Warwick Company of Charles Urban. He thus shot a filmic insert for a play in Drury Lane and became the first cameraman to film in Iceland. Later on, he left Warwick and worked for others such as Walter Gibbons and Arthur Melbourne Cooper. The article was published in Film History, so this publication is courtesy Film History/John Libbey. The pictures below are from the original memories, published in the 1910s in the Dutch film journal Kinematograaf, and have not been published in Film History. In the first picture, Nöggerath makes the filmic insert for the play The Great Millionnaire (Drury Lane, 1901). Nöggerath had planned to film a fake car collision, but the driver got afraid at the last moment. The shots were taken near Plymouth, where this automobile was supposedly the first one to appear. The other picture refers to English cameraman, including Nöggerath, returning from filming the coronation of king Haakon in Trondheim, Norway (1906).

~ by Ivo Blom on March 6, 2010.

One Response to “New publications online (3)”

  1. Slingervoet Ramondt leidde overigens een ongelukkig gezinsleven.
    In 1926 trouwde hij in Assendelft met Nelly Bierman, maar die vertrok in
    1934 naar haar familie in Aerdenhout en overleed nog hetzelfde jaar. Het huwelijk
    bleef kinderloos. Voor de jonge Harry Mulisch was de inmiddels gepensioneerde
    Slingervoet Ramondt de scheikundige autoriteit tegen wie hij opkeek, totdat de
    70 | Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis — 14 [1] 2011
    jonge chemiefanaat de wetenschapper tijdens de hongerwinter in erbarmelijke toestand
    aantrof: ‘Ja, ik had het gezien, en misschien was dat de genadeslag voor mijn
    chemie. Ook hij moest eten, zelfs Ir. Slingervoet Ramondt had niet genoeg aan de
    wetenschap alleen.’70 Ramondt overleed kort na de oorlog.

    Het bovenstaande genoemd in je artikel klopt niet. Nelly Bierman overleed in 1974. Je doet haar te kort door het op deze manier te beschrijven. Het was wel ongelukkig maar niet kinderloos huwelijk. Ik denk dat er meer over hem en haar te vertellen is.

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