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An absinthe addict eyeing three glasses on a table; advertisement for film "Absinthe". Colour lithograph, ca. 1913.

Gem Motion Picture Company.
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[1913?]
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"Jean Dumas, a Parisian artist, is introduced to the addictive liquor absinthe (absinth) by his materialistic mistress, who also convinces him to rob his well-to-do parents' house. Jean is discovered and disowned by his parents, then he marries one of their maids, who becomes repelled by his poverty and leaves him for a wealthier man. Jean, suffering from drug-induced hallucinations, eventually turns to robbery as a means of supporting his habit and joins an Apache gang. One night, disguised as a cabby, he attempts to rob a passenger who turns out to be his wife. He drives her through Paris to the forest where he strangles her and leaves her for dead. The next morning, he returns to his parents' home where his father gives him a gun and turns him away. In the city streets, Jean is ridiculed by urchins and follows a company of soldiers."--American Film Institute catalogue summary of plot of film

Publication/Creation

[New York?] : Universal Films, [1913?] ([New York?] : Metropolitan Division US Lithog. Company)

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, printed in colours ; image 99 x 66.6 cm

Lettering

Glen White in Gem's great instructive play Absinthe. Universal films. Reflective moments. Gem.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 638681i

Lettering note

Bears border in form of necklace with a representation of a gemstone at top, referring to Gem films

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