LUMIERE LOUIS: (1864-1948) French Pioneer Filmmaker, along with his brother Auguste. T.L.S., Louis Lumiere, two pages, Bandol, 12th June 1943, on his personal printed stationery, Villa Lumen, Bandol, Var, to Monsieur Lo Duca, in French. Lumiere responds to his correspondent´s letter and confirms having received his request and books, as well as his last manuscript dedicated to the History of the Photography and Cinema only eight days ago, and states `..my health which is very precarious these days (cataracts make reading more and more difficult and painful) did not allow me to answer sooner´ and adds an interesting thought `(Light is taking its revenge for my repeated dares!)´. Lumiere further congratulates Lo Luca for his book The History of Cinema, and `for your little book´ The Cinema Technique. Referring further to the manuscript received and to his correspondent´s request asking for Lumiere´s comments and annotations to this manuscript, the French filmmaker states `..I am taking the liberty to direct you to the few remarks you will find on a separate sheet, under reference numbers, in order to make the lecture easier.´ Lumiere also offers to Lo Luca´s international museum an original print related to his first movies, and concludes on a postscript explaining the personal documents which he also sends to his correspondent. Accompanied by two printed 4to pages, containing the amendments and annotations referred above, and including numerous technical, scientific and historical comments with multiple references to Marey, Antoine Lumiere and Melies. A letter of good content. Small overall age wear, with trace of a former staple, not affecting the text or signature. G £200-300 Joseph Marie Lo Luca (1910-2004) Italian writer and critic. Lo Luca was one of the founders of Cahiers du Cinema, an influential French film magazine founded in 1951. Etienne Jules Marey (1830-1904) French Scientist and pioneer of photography and cinema. Charles Antoine Lumiere (1840-1911) father of Auguste and Louis Lumiere. Georges Melies (1861-1938) French Film Director, a pioneer of cinema and innovator in the use of special effects.