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Alex Theatre
between Wilson and California 216 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale, CA 91203
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47 events
23 reviews
14 stars
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Mary Pickford in "Sparrows"
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4.7 average rating
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52 reviews
4 stars
attended Jul 12 2009

Sparrows was Mary Pickford's penultimate silent film--film fans can see her in one of her most pathos-filled roles. Mary at age 34 plays a 14 year old orphan taking care of several younger orphans that are bullied by an evil caretaker who secretly...continued

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14 reviews
7 stars
attended Jul 12 2009

Such an interesting film. It is so wonderful that these old films are being preserved and shown. The acting was a bit campy but that is the norm in those days. But you could see the care they took when filming this story. I am so glad i was...continued

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7 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 12 2009

It was lovely, great theater, an informative host and really very enjoyable. I recommend the Alex Film organization events to everyone.

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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).