British Filmmakers Who Met on the Square

The always worthwhile blog The Bioscope recently posted about The Amina Lodge, “a British freemasonry lodge for those in the film business” which was established in 1912 and lasted, it seems, until at least 1962. Needless to say, this is unexplored history.

The post sports an extensive list of members (founding and subscribing), a number of whom were some of the biggest names in early British cinema, including no less than American transplant Charles Urban (whose unfinished memoirs, A Yank in Britain, are available from bookseller The Projection Box in the UK — said bookseller’s catalog you are commended to explore at length forthwith, crappy exchange rate notwithstanding.)

Those with any additional information — or interested access to the Library and Museum of Freemasonry in London — are encouraged to communicate.

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