Mary Pickford in Sparrows: Tribute to Silent Film Legend at the Alex Theatre
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Experience the life of a Hollywood icon as the historic Alex Theatre hosts Loretta Young's 100th birthday gala. A paragon of grace and beauty, the Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress stole Clark Gable's heart and advanced women's status in entertainment by becoming the longest-running female host of a prime-time television show with The Loretta Young Show. Leading lady of such films as The Farmer's Daughter, The Bishop's Wife and The Stranger, Young shared the screen with such greats as Cary Grant, Orson Welles and Joseph Cotton. Young's son and daughter will be on hand, along with celebrity friends, to take the audience on a journey through the star's life. Movie clips, conversations, testimonies, dramatizations and an exclusive exhibit of Young's famous dresses and cherished possessions will bring this Hollywood legend to life. Learn More
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Featured review from Brenda Brubaker
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A wonderful event from the beautifully restored print, live keyboard accompaniment, some of Pickford's historic artifacts, etc. Mention was made of Bob Mitchell who was scheduled to play keyboards at this event and was even listed in the printed program, but had passed away on July 4 at the age of 96.
In association with the Library of Congress, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and Glendale Arts, AFS presents a screening of the restored silent classic, Sparrows, Mary Pickford’s 1926 dramatic story of abused orphans.
The 35mm print will be accompanied by a live organ performance.
Preceding the feature will be They Will Elope and The Trick That Failed, two of the fifty-two films Mary Pickford made in 1909, her first year in the industry. This will be the first Los Angeles screening of these newly restored prints by the Library of Congress.
Displayed in the lobby will be artifacts from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County’s extensive motion picture collection including Mary Pickford’s curls; the paste jewel encrusted headdress and prop curling iron from Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall (1924), and an exhibitor’s herald from Ramona (1909).