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Past Imperfect - #309

Mary Pickford: “What do you mean this doesn’t look realistic?”

Douglas Fairbanks: “We’re supposed to be looking like the typical American family so the people in Kansas will go see our movies. 213 more words


The Female of the Species (1912)

This is one of the better of the one-reelers D.W. Griffith directed for Biograph. Shot in California, it takes good advantage of the scenery and also of three female leads, who refrain from any frolicking in this one to give powerful… 468 more words


Research in France, Classic Movie Events and Upcoming TCM Programming

I am back in the United States after a wonderful August researching Marion Davies in France. The research is going well, and I did have some downtime to enjoy the country with a good friend, including several days in beautiful, rugged Corsica and tranquil northern Provence. 520 more words

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The Son's Return (1909)

Cinecon pulled a surprise on me and screened a bonus Century Film, in a beautifully remastered print. I appreciate this, but it was screened right before the 1918… 664 more words


Mary Pickford as The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917)

The Poor Little Rich Girl is a 1917 American comedy-drama. Mary Pickford, famous for playing girls and young women, stars as 11-year-old Gwendolyn. She is left by her rich and busy parents to the care of unsympathetic domestic workers at the family’s mansion. 165 more words


The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
– Mary Pickford

Thought Of The Day

Max Factor

On this day in 1904 Max Factor was born, after emigrating from Russian-controlled Congress Poland to the United States in 1904 Max Factor moved his family and business to Los Angeles, California, seeing an opportunity to provide made-to-order wigs and theatrical make-up to the growing film industry. 298 more words