I love this book. David Menefee's research is incredible. All of Sarah Bernhardt's biographers only touched on her films and sound recordings, if they mention them at all, and so this book fills a much-needed niche about the work of this great artist. Not only has he drawn from hundreds of rare sources for information, but his discovery of Daniel, one of Sarah's previously unknown films, is nothing short of a miracle. That film is profiled with never-before-seen screen shots and a detailed synopsis. All of her other films are richly researched and include fascinating production notes, plot synopses, rare photographs, and reviews from every film magazine that is known to have survived. The touching account of the making of Sarah's final performance in a film is quite moving. The information in the chapters on her sound recordings came from many rare sources, including the Thomas Edison Museum. The book even includes the first-ever French/English translations of all of her existing recorded dramatic recitations, which were done by Professor Alissa Webel from Georgetown University. The rest of the book is overfilled with hundreds of rare photographs, many of which have not been in circulation for more than eighty years. The pictures alone are enough of a reason to get this book, but there is so much more in it that I found it to be a magnificent compilation that reveals everything about Sarah Bernhardt's work in films and on sound recordings. I highly recommend it.