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100 years of Phantom!

Post  operafantomet on Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:33 am

Just to spread the word, this Wednesday will mark the 100th anniversary of the appearance of the first installment of Gaston Leroux's Le Fantôme de l'Opéra in Le Gaulois, the French paper in which the novel was initially serialised prior to publication in book format the following year in 1910.

To celebrate this achievement and to coincide with the beginning of Phantom Fans' Week in Las Vegas, a brand new Phantom Twitter stream has been launched to spread the word of the centenary and the latest news and developments concerning the Opera Ghost. Eventually it is hoped the stream will be used to release exciting new ongoing research currently being undertaken into the novel and all its subsequent adaptations (including, of course, the Lloyd Webber musical) in areas never previously explored. The more fans who join the stream, the better, so we can spread word of the centenary to the wider world and draw attention to all things Phantom!

Please follow by clicking here: http://twitter.com/fantomedelopera , logging on to Twitter and clicking the 'Follow' button.

(on behalf of) Scorp

Celebrating 100 years of The Phantom of the Opera in all its incarnations @ PhantomsLair.com

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Re: 100 years of Phantom!

Post  Scorp on Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:27 am

Thanks for announcing this! Smile

Guys, today's the day!!! (Wednesday, that is). Exactly 100 years ago, the first installment of Leroux's novel appeared in serialisation in Le Gaulois. This is the officially the beginning of the centenary celebrations, continuing into next year. Time to be incredibly geeky and celebrate!!!



Come on, I can't be the only one to have geeky tendencies around here. Can we all do stupid things like wear Phantom clothes/watch Phantom films all day/read the book/drop chandeliers/build hexagonal mirrored rooms/punjab people to mark the occasion?

Failing that, just join the Twitter stream. Leroux's grandson is watching it, would be good to show how many people there are who heart Leroux and his novel!

Happy 100th birthday, dear old, noseless, rotting Phantom!

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Re: 100 years of Phantom!

Post  Raphael on Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:45 am

Happy centennial birthday to Leroux's O.G.! May the celebrations commence!

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Re: 100 years of Phantom!

Post  Riene on Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:00 am

Shocked A hundred years. And he doesn't look a day over, say, 98.

Happy centennial, Opera Ghost!

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Re: 100 years of Phantom!

Post  operafantomet on Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:15 am

Oh, believe me, we're geeking with you on this one! What a Face

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Re: 100 years of Phantom!

Post  EarlFan on Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:31 am

Just joined the Twitter stream Very Happy

Happy 100th Birthday, O.G! cheers

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Re: 100 years of Phantom!

Post  Blind Phan on Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:36 am

:geek: Very Happy

Wow! Oh yeah, totally geeking with you on this one! Ok, so I'm a bit late in my time-zone. But what the Heck! I hope we all find lots of fun, celebratory things to do this year!

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Re: 100 years of Phantom!

Post  IamErik771 on Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:00 am

Happy 100th to the Leroux novel! Long live print!Erik, and all the other characters. Very Happy


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Re: 100 years of Phantom!

Post  TGITPC on Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:04 pm

I myself had a terrific Phantom "birthday party" myself. I baked a Phantom cake and everything for the ocassion. It was great fun!

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Re: 100 years of Phantom!

Post  HDKingsbury on Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:59 am

To celebrate Phantom's 100th anniversary, the writers board I belong to ran a little contest. Folks were asked write short ficlets and/or drabbles on the theme of Erik's birthday. It was a lot of fun and the entries ran the gamut from morbid to *smexy.* It was a lot of fun, and I even volunteered to put the entries together into a small book form and make it available on my Lulu storefront. We figured we could buy copies of our stories and give them to friends and family members for Christmas presents! And we'll use whatever money we make to help pay for maintenance of our board.

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Re: 100 years of Phantom!

Post  Scorp on Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:15 pm

...And today's the 100th anniversary of the unmasking scene! http://pikchur.com/J1V

Horror! Horror! Horror! affraid

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Re: 100 years of Phantom!

Post  Raphael on Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:43 pm

Belated happy 100th anniversary to Christine first exposing Erik!

I wonder how many times it's happened since then?

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Re: 100 years of Phantom!

Post  operafantomet on Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:47 pm

Raphael wrote:Belated happy 100th anniversary to Christine first exposing Erik!

I wonder how many times it's happened since then?

R.
Oh God, that thought is quite mindblowing...! Shocked

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Re: 100 years of Phantom!

Post  Scorp on Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:42 pm

Gaston Leroux's Le Fantôme de l'Opéra was originally published post-serialisation by Pierre Lafitte in February 1910.

It's now February 2010.

Party time!! cheers



^ Pic of the front cover of my copy of the first ed.

And no, sadly I don't know the exact date in February it came out...no-one seems to know and I don't have sufficient info to work off. I'll let people know if/when I find out.

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Re: 100 years of Phantom!

Post  starryeyed on Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:44 pm

Party! cheers Amazing to think it is 100 years old this month.

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Re: 100 years of Phantom!

Post  Raphael on Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:07 am

Scorp wrote:And no, sadly I don't know the exact date in February it came out...no-one seems to know and I don't have sufficient info to work off. I'll let people know if/when I find out.
Who cares? Let's just celebrate for the whole month! Very Happy

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Re: 100 years of Phantom!

Post  Blind Phan on Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:03 am

Wow! So for once I might actually not be totally behind on something! Awesome! And totally happy birthday to Erik! And many happy returns!

P.S. At one point there was a pdf-file version of the Leroux novel in French floating around, and I used to have it. But then my computer crashed and I lost not only it but the URL where I got it. Does anyone know where I can find it? I'd buy it, and in fact I do own a print copy (sadly not first ed). But since I'd only end up having to scan it into e-text in order to be able to read it anyway, and my scanner would *totally* screw up any attempt at rendering my poor paperback copy, I figure it'd just be better to get it in pre-prepared e-text! So if anyone can help I'd be most grateful! LOL I don't know if my French is entirely up to reading it, but I'm dying to try!

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Re: 100 years of Phantom!

Post  Scorp on Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:16 pm

Phantom Shadowwalker wrote:Wow! So for once I might actually not be totally behind on something! Awesome! And totally happy birthday to Erik! And many happy returns!

P.S. At one point there was a pdf-file version of the Leroux novel in French floating around, and I used to have it. But then my computer crashed and I lost not only it but the URL where I got it. Does anyone know where I can find it? I'd buy it, and in fact I do own a print copy (sadly not first ed). But since I'd only end up having to scan it into e-text in order to be able to read it anyway, and my scanner would *totally* screw up any attempt at rendering my poor paperback copy, I figure it'd just be better to get it in pre-prepared e-text! So if anyone can help I'd be most grateful! LOL I don't know if my French is entirely up to reading it, but I'm dying to try!

I have a PDF of the original text on my comp somewhere...but it might take a while for me to find it. In the meantime, you can read it electronically chapter by chapter on Wikisource:

http://fr.wikisource.org/wiki/Le_Fantôme_de_l’Opéra

(Copy paste the link cos it doesn't seem to work).

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Re: 100 years of Phantom!

Post  Blind Phan on Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:02 am

Thanks Scorp! If you can find the pdf I'd be gigantically grateful! And in the mean time, I'll try that one!

Thanks again!

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Re: 100 years of Phantom!

Post  Scorp on Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:23 am

Happy 102nd birthday to the Phantom!

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Re: 100 years of Phantom!

Post  Raphael on Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:28 pm

Happy 102nd! You don't look a day over "decomposed" Smile

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