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The Union Eternal (Gaumont)

September 14, 2013

The Union Eternal (States Rights)

This depressing French film whose ending is spoiled by the text on the bottom of the advertisement played at the Virginia Theater in Washington, DC 100 years ago today.

The text reads “Soft and Sinister were the kisses of the waters on the cold stones. Clear rang out the voice of the distraught singer, her accents echoing back from the rocks in dissonance dolorosa. Under the waves slept her husband and there only could be the union eternal. And thus, over the sullen tide, she strew the flowers of her triumph, strewed them upon the grave of her husband-lover–upon her grave to be”)

The Washington Times (14 September 1913): 9

The Washington Times (14 September 1913): 9

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