Hello, 200,000th visitor, whoever you may have been. OK, so that’s not a huge number by some standards, and the Bioscope stills lurks at no. 142,599 on the Technorati blog league table. And doubtless if we were to feature a few more pictures of comic cats, rather than concentrate quite so rigidly on the research aspects of early and silent cinema, then maybe we might be expanding the audience a little. But I’m rather pleased with the audience we have, and grateful to all who keep reading here.

Next stop, half a million. If I can just drum up a few more Chaplin-impersonating cats, and learn to loosen up the spelling a little…