Remembering Cinema's Pioneering Women at American Cinematheque

One of cinema's early comediennes, Dorothy Devore: between 1918 and 1930, the Ft. Worth-born actress was seen in nearly 100 movies, both features and shorts. Among them were 'Salvation Sue,' 'Naughty ...

Early Black Film Actor Has His Day

Rex Ingram in 'The Thief of Bagdad' 1940 with tiny Sabu. Actor Rex Ingram movies on TCM: Early black film performer in 'Cabin in the Sky,' 'Anna Lucasta' It's somewhat unusual for two well-known film ...

Rare Black History Sample, Chinese Spider-Women, Capra Silent by Accident: Sfsff 2015 Highlights

African-American film 'Bert Williams: Lime Kiln Club Field Day.' With Williams and Odessa Warren Grey.* Rare, early 20th-century African-American film among San Francisco Silent Film Festival ...

Katharine Hepburn: Celebrating a career of unparalleled lustre and longevity

In A Scott Berg’s memoir Kate Remembered, published just days after Katharine Hepburn’s death in 2003, the author makes a very telling point about what distinguished Hepburn from almost every other ...

Gardner, Crawford Among Academy's Career Achievement Award Non-Winners

Honorary Award: Gloria Swanson, Rita Hayworth among dozens of women bypassed by the Academy (photo: Honorary Award non-winner Gloria Swanson in 'Sunset Blvd.') (See previous post: "Honorary Oscars: ...

The 'Birth' of American Cinema at the American Cinematheque

D.W. Griffith movies at the American Cinematheque (photo: D.W. Griffith circa 1915) A series of D.W. Griffith movies made at Biograph at the dawn of both the 20th century and the art of moviemaking ...

More Cinefest Adventures…

Cinefest is a feast of rare silent and early-talkie pictures, with three rotating pianists (all of them gifted) providing accompaniment. If the only surviving print of a film is incomplete, like the ...

Cinecon 2011 Movie Schedule: East Side, West Side; Practically Yours; Stronger Than Death

Claudette Colbert, Alla Nazimova, Marion Davies, Charles Boyer: Cinecon 2011 Thursday September 1 (photo: Alla Nazimova) 7:00 Hollywood Rhythm (1934) 7:10 Welcoming Remarks 7:15 Hollywood Story (1951) ...

D.W. Griffith, Florence Lawrence, Lionel Barrymore, Wallace Reid: “Retroformat – Idols of the Silent Era”

"Retroformat – Idols of the Silent Era" will screen several rare early silents projected in 8mm at 7:30 p.m. on Sat., June 26, at the American Cinematheque’s Spielberg Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. ...

D.W. Griffith in California

Los Angeles Filmforum will present "D.W. Griffith in California," on Sunday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 pm. at the Echo Park Film Center. At the screening, film scholar Tom Gunning will discuss D. W. Griffith ...