Evocative, Bold, And Somewhat Intimidating: The Film Guild Cinema, NYC, 1929

The Film Guild Cinema, 1929

The Film Guild Cinema, 1929

The Film Guild Cinema, Greenwich Village, NYC, by Frederick Kiesler, 1929

Photo: Ruth Bernhard, 1946

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Initial Entry


Greetings Visitors…

I am Scout Paget – a cyber-collector of early-to-mid 20th Century cultural imagery and artifacts. I scout the cyber-world for the curious, the classic, the fascinating, the strange – the remnants of a world now gone.

A hopeful world with dreams of an amazing future, A tragic world with war, ignorance, and naivety. A world of radio, movie theaters, dance halls, fairs, and road trips. A simpler world filled with people whose lives were occupied with family, neighbors, friends, co-workers, and community.

A world where it took a bit more to communicate to one another – face-to-face, by telephone, or by the longer process of terrestrial mails. All of which involved the human touch – a genuine smile, a voice, a post written by a human hand.

That world, and those people, are what I shall document on this page and in these posts. Each one will be a flash from the past.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy.