Posts tagged with "mary pickford"

Mary Pickford: Style Icon

Posted by Christina Stewart April 8, 2013 1 Comment 17645 views

I know what you’re going to say, “What!? Mary Pickford a style icon, really? Honestly? Have you gone mad?”  Well no, I haven’t gone mad, but yes, I honestly think Mary was a style icon beyond her “America’s Sweetheart” image. In honor of her 121st birthday on April 8th, let’s take a look at her […]

Watch: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917)

Posted by Brandy Dean April 8, 2013 0 Comment 4800 views

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, starring Mary Pickford, was released on September 22, 1917.  Directed by Marshall Neilan, the script was based on the novel by Kate Douglas Wiggin. This version is notable for having been adapted by female screenwriter Frances Marion. The film was made by the “Mary Pickford Company” and was an acclaimed box […]

Mary Pickford, D.W. Griffith, and “The New York Hat” (1912)

Posted by Brandy Dean April 8, 2013 3 Comments 12963 views

This post was originally published on May 11, 2011, but I’m reposting it today as part of the Mary Pickford Blogathon hosted by Classic Movies. Be sure to check out all of the other fantastic Pickford posts from a diverse and talent group of critics! I have the remarkable privilege of spending a great deal […]

Film Friday Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean June 8, 2012 1 Comment 1460 views

This is going to sound terribly narcissistic but often as I’m flipping through my RSS feeds I see a new post and think “Oh that sounds interesting!” Then it turns out to be my own. Wait, maybe that just makes me sound a bit senile? At any rate, and in my defense, there are a […]

Film Friday Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean June 1, 2012 2 Comments 2710 views

Just when you think summer is here to stay the weather devolves into a rainy, chilly mess. Fortunately, Pretty Clever Film Gal has been on a bit of an order/recording bender lately, so she’s got no end of indoor pursuits to keep her amused. Hopefully it’s sunny and warm where you are, but if not […]

Film Friday – Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean April 27, 2012 0 Comment 1537 views

  Well now, it’s been a busy week at PCF headquarters. We’re still trying to work out the kinks of the new site and the new email system and the new… well everything. And all the while, planning for an outrageous silent film weekend with two screenings on the same day! That’s a lot of […]

Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean March 2, 2012 6 Comments 3160 views

What a very exciting week it has been for silent movies and the people who blog about them. Suddenly, everyone wants to know more. It’s seems that an Best Picture Oscar win for the The Artist has confirmed this whole silent movie thing isn’t just a flash in the pan for the public. Everyone wants […]

Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean January 20, 2012 2 Comments 1784 views

Could it be that Pretty Clever Film Gal is nursing another cold, waking up all sneezy, and stuffy, and scratchy? I’ve already put in the cold-time this season, so I call bull on that. Fortunately, it’s Friday which means I have a couple of days of rest, fluids, and nourishing movies ahead of me. A […]

Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean January 6, 2012 2 Comments 1262 views

Well I suppose the holidays are officially over. If you didn’t find Charlie Chaplin’s hat wrapped up under your Christmas tree, you’ll probably have to wait til next year. Or at least until your birthday. Maybe you should resolve to be nicer to your family? At any rate, hopefully the turkey, the turkey sandwiches, and […]

Film Friday Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean September 23, 2011 5 Comments 2996 views

Pretty Clever Film Gal is still recovering from her film festival hangover. Thanks to everyone who hung in with modern movie talk. Now we can get back to our regularly schedule classic and silent movie bonanza. But first, here are a few things I learned at TIFF: 1. Even movie popcorn get old after awhile, […]

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