Study by Ivo Blom of the Dutch cinema owner and film distributor Jean Desmet (1875-1956), considered alongside the changes in cinema between 1907 and 1916 which Desmet both witnessed and, as a link between film production abroad and exhibition in the Netherlands, helped to bring about. The author uses Desmet's individual career as the basis for a wider, highly detailed analysis of film distribution and exhibition at a basic level in the Netherlands and beyond. Contains an account of the acquisition of the Desmet collection (almost 900 films, a business archive and many posters, stills, programmes and flyers) by the Netherlands Film Museum in 1957 as well as an assessment of Desmet's legacy and importance.

Item number 98886
Category Book
Type Biography
Language English
Country of origin Netherlands
Related people Jean Desmet (Subject)
Ivo Blom (Author)

Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection