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"Before cell phones, early cinemas had to remind patrons to remove their giant hats" (Retronaut)

Before cell phones, early cinemas had to remind patrons to remove their giant hats

"Ladies kindly remove your hats" from lantern slide used in motion picture theaters as announcement.

‘Please applaud with hands only’: Movie theater audience etiquette posters from 1912

‘Please applaud with hands only’: Movie theater audience etiquette posters from 1912 | Dangerous Minds

‘Please applaud with hands only’: Movie theater audience etiquette posters from 1912

‘Please applaud with hands only’: Movie theater audience etiquette posters from 1912 | Dangerous Minds

1912 theater etiquette slides projected before the show or during intermission, forbid bad behaviors that theater owners saw in early movie audiences: whistling, talking, bothering women, and wearing tall hats.

Even when movies were a dazzling new technological wonder, audience members had to be told not to shout and spit on the floor.

Before cell phones, early cinemas had to remind patrons to remove their giant hats

The Library of Congress has a fascinating series of vintage movie theatre “etiquette” posters from 1912. At the time, films were silent as movies with sound didn’t become prevalent until the late 1920s. Sadly, a September 2013 report by the United States Library of Congress announced that a total of 70% of American silent films are believed to be completely lost.

Humorous Antique Movie Theater Slides From 1912 Inform the Audience of Basic Theater Etiquette

Silent Movie Theater

A fascinating series of 14 vintage movie theatre “etiquette” posters from 1912 courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Many films from the silent era relied heavily on the appeal of their star and the fashion worn. Mae Murray helped usher in new trends in fashion thanks to her film wardrobes. Here is an ad for her film "Jazzmania."

Many films from the silent era relied heavily on the appeal of their star and the fashion worn. Mae Murray helped usher in new trends in fashion thanks to her film wardrobes. Here is an ad for her film "Jazzmania.

Silent Movie Etiquette, 1910s | Retronaut    #history #film

era movie theatre etiquette Public Service Announcements are making a comeback. We see them now for cell phones and texting etiquette.

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