Books, Book Chapters and Journal Articles

Akermark, M., ed., Remembering Iris Barry (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1980).

Hankins, Leslie Kathleen, ‘Iris Barry, Writer and Cinéaste, Forming Film Culture in London 1924-26: the Adelphi, the Spectator, the Film Society, and the British Vogue‘, Modernism/modernity, 11.3 (2004), pp. 488-515.

Henson, Bruce, ‘Iris Barry: American Film Archive Pioneer’, The Katherine Sharp Review, No. 4, Winter, 1997.

Montagu, Ivor, ‘Birmingham Sparrow: In Memoriam, Iris Barry’, Sight and Sound, Spring 1970, pp. 106-108.

Wasson, Haidee, ‘The Woman Film Critic: Newspapers, Cinema and Iris Barry’, Film History: An International Journal, 18.2 (2006), pp. 154-162.

Wasson, Haidee, ‘Writing the Cinema into Daily Life: Iris Barry and the Emergence of British Film Criticism’, in Andrew Higson, ed., Young and Innocent? The Cinema in Britain 1896-1930 (Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 2002), pp. 321-377.

Writing by Iris Barry


D. W. Griffith: American Film Master (New York: Museum of Modern Art; London: Thames & Hudson, 2002 [1940]).

Translation of Bardache, Maurice., and Robert Brassillach, The History of Motion Pictures (Allen and Unwin, London, printed in USA, 1938).

The Last Enemy (Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill and Co, 1929).

Let’s Go to the Pictures (London: Chatto and Windus, 1926)[published in America as Let’s Go to the Movies (New York: Payson & Clarke Ltd., 1926)].

Splashing into Society, (New Tork: E. P. Dutton and Co., 1923).

In Newpapers and Magazines [Click on title for more details]


‘Why Wait for Posterity’, Hollywood Quarterly, 1945/46, pp. 133-137.

‘Speaking of Box Office’, The Bioscope, 18th June 1927, p. 50.

Daily Mail, 1925-1930.

The Spectator, 1924-1929

‘The Woman of Paris’, Adelphi, April 1924.

‘Three Films’, Adelphi, March 1924.


The Museum of Modern Art, New York holds Iris Barry’s papers

Film Society and Ivor Montagu Special Collections, British Film Institute, London.

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