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  • 'Flickering Empire' details Chicago's early dominance of film industry

    'Flickering Empire' details Chicago's early dominance of film industry
    "Hooray for Chicago" does not have the same zip as "Hooray for Hollywood," but at the turn of the 20th century, before there was a Hollywood, Chicago was America's epicenter for film production, distribution and exhibition. This piece of film and city history gets a long overdue telling in "Flickering Empire: How Chicago Invented the U.S. Film Industry" by Michael Glover Smith and Adam Selzer.
  • 'Little Annie Rooney': Mary Pickford's return to childhood, newly restored

    'Little Annie Rooney': Mary Pickford's return to childhood, newly restored
    Silent film audiences adored Mary Pickford and the plucky, youthful heroines she brought to life in “Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm” (1917), “Pollyanna” (1920) and scores of other films that made her a star. But in the early 1920s,...

    Skirball exhibit looks at German film artists in U.S. during Nazi regime

    A Los Angeles County Museum of Art show on post-World War I German cinema opened last month looking at the innovative feature film directors, producers, writers, costume designers and cinematographers who created influential 1920s classics such as...

    Restored Mary Pickford film to be screened in New Hampshire

    Restored Mary Pickford film to be screened in New Hampshire
    Seven years ago, a contractor was commissioned to tear down a decaying barn in the small New Hampshire town of Nelson. Before destroying the building, he checked out the barn to make sure it was empty. It wasn't. On the second floor were an old film...

    At 75, Laemmle family's theaters look to the future

     At 75, Laemmle family's theaters look to the future
    In the lobby of the historic Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles, Bob Laemmle points to a wall of glass-encased photos and letters from cinema luminaries of the last half-century. "This is one of Ingmar Bergman," he says proudly, gesturing to a photo of...