Mary Pickford Interview

In tribute to Mary Pickford who would have celebrated her birthday today, I thought I’d share this outstanding interview she did with CBC Radio on May 25, 1959.  In it she recounts memories of her life and career – a smorgasbord of wonderful quotes and remembrances.

In her own words for your listening pleasure.

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Mary-Pickford-Motion-Picture-Magazine-Aug.-1919

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Mack Sennet/Gloria Swanson double feature.

A bit late as Miss Swanson would have celebrated her birthday a couple of days ago, but no less fun and never a waste to remember.  Here are a couple of silent comedy shorts starring Gloria Swanson and Bobby Vernon – both directed by Clarence G. Badger and produced by Mack Sennett.  And worth a look.

The Danger Girl (1916)

The Sultan’s Wife (1917)

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Good Night, Nurse! (1918)

Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle would have celebrated his birthday today (1887-1933).  In remembrance here is a 1918 comedy short, Good Night, Nurse, which co-stars Buster Keaton.  Not only is this great fun, but it’s historic – Buster Keaton smiles on camera!

From 1918, written and directed by Roscoe Arbuckle, here’s Good Night, Nurse.

Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle…

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Ernst Lubitsch Silent comedy, Kohlhiesels Töchter

Released on March 9, 1920 in Berlin, Ernst Lubitsch comedy, Kohlhiesels Töchter.

Full cast and crew available here.

Hitchcock’s First Film, THE PLEASURE GARDEN

Celebrating the film’s 1925 release in England today.  This is the famed director’s solo directorial debut.  The list of the film’s full cast and crew available here.