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To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and to pay tribute to Mabel Normand during Women’s History Month, we feature this shamrock-bearing sheet music cover for “Molly O (I Love You).”The song was written for the 1921 film Molly O’, based on Mack Sennett’s tender love story of an Irish girl’s struggle to overcome her lowly beginnings. Mabel Normand plays Molly O'Dair, the penniless daughter of an Irish washerwoman and a ditchdigger who falls in love with a millionaire bachelor.[[{"fid":"55216","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"","...
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 These photographs from the 1928 French masterpiece The Passion of Joan of Arc represent a recent donation of over 50 rare original stills from the classic film to the Academy by Miss Diane Lapworth. The photos were originally a given to her stepfather from the film’s cinematographer, Rudolph Maté; the two had met during the making of the film in France in 1928, and remained close friends for decades after.The photographs themselves speak to the skill of director Carl Dreyer and Maté, whose expressive compositions and use of minimalist and striking set designs, not to mention...
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The Mary Pickford Celebration of Silent FilmLive musical accompaniment by Andy GladbachThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Mary Pickford Foundation will continue their annual celebration of silent film with the restoration world premiere of “Little Annie Rooney” (1925) on Monday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bing Theater on the LACMA campus. The screening is presented in conjunction with the Academy’s current exhibition  Hollywood Costume , which features the costume that Mary Pickford wore in the title role. On November 3 only, “Little Annie Rooney” ticket holders...
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The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences celebrates a creative turning point in cinema history with a screening of shorts and feature excerpts from 1913 in “A Century Ago: The Films of 1913” on Friday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.The films will be presented on a 1909 hand-cranked Power’s Model 6 Cameragraph motion picture machine, with live musical accompaniment by Michael Mortilla. Selections include “Suspense,” directed by Lois Weber and Phillips Smalley; “Barney Oldfield’s Race for a Life,” featuring Mabel Normand and Mack Sennett; and “The...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Mary Pickford Foundation will continue their annual celebration of silent film with screenings of two silent film classics from 1928 – “The Crowd” on Tuesday, October 22, and “The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg” on Thursday, October 24 – at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  Film historian and preservationist Kevin Brownlow, who supervised the restoration of both films, will introduce the screenings, which feature a stereo musical score composed by Carl Davis.  The programs begin at 7:30 p.m.Contact...
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