Celebrating Georges Méliès

Méliès in "Untamable Whiskers" (1904)

Happy Birthday Georges Méliès! The great cinema magician was born in Paris on December 8, 1861. We are pleased that on this 150th anniversary, Méliès is garnering much attention and has been winning new fans following the release of Martin Scorcese’s new film HUGO.  Of course, Méliès has long been dear in our hearts, and in 2008 Flicker Alley published Georges Méliès First Wizard of Cinema, a five-disc set of 173 films. Following up in 2010, we released Georges Méliès: Encore (New Discoveries 1896-1911- 26 Rare and Wonderful Films by the First Wizard of Cinema). On November 28, 2011, the five-disc set went out of print. Today we are very pleased to announce the release of a republished edition!

An original production drawing by Méliès for "The Palace of the Arabian Nights" (1905)

Image from "The Kingdom of Fairies" (1903)

Méliès starring in "The Living Playing Cards" (1904)

May the magic and memory of Méliès and his films live on for another 150 years and beyond!

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