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Two memories - Public domain portrait print


Two memories - Public domain portrait print



Henry and Marion have a lover's quarrel and part in anger. They do not reconcile, and ten years pass without contact. Marion becomes a society girl and spends her time at parties with her friends. Henry has become very ill and wishes to see Marion one more time. He writes asking her to visit. When she recieves the note, she laughs and tosses it on the floor, but, later, on a whim, decides to take all her drunken friends with her to visit him. When they arrive, Marion finds Henry dead, clutching her portrait in his hand. She sends her friends away and falls to her knees in remorse.
H127384 U.S. Copyright Office
Copyright: Biograph Co.; 22May1909; H127384.
Marion Leonard, David Miles, Mary Pickford, Anthony O'Sullivan, Herbert Prior, Anita Hendrie, Owen Moore, Mack Sennett, Florence Lawrence, John R. Cumpson, Arthur Johnson, Gertrude Robinson, Charles Avery.
Camera, G.W. Bitzer.
LC copies lack interior titles.
Photographed April 23, April 27 and May 1, 1909 in the Biograph studio in New York City.
Parts of summary from The Griffith project, v. 2.
Biograph production no. 3576.
Paper print shelf number (LC 2230) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 342; The Griffith project, v. 2, program sequence no. 145; Biograph production logs; Biograph bulletins, 1908-1912, p. 02; Christel Schmidt's The Search for a Film Legacy: Mary Pickford (1909-1933) WWW site, viewed October 5, 2015.
Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.

By 1908 there were 10,000 permanent movie theaters in the U.S. alone. For the first thirty years, movies were silent, accompanied by live musicians, sound effects, and narration. Until World War I, movie screens were dominated by French and Italian studios. During Great War, the American movie industry center, "Hollywood," became the number one in the world. By the 1920s, the U.S. was producing an average of 800 feature films annually, or 82% of the global total. Hollywood's system and its publicity method, the glamourous star system provided models for all movie industries. Efficient production organization enabled mass movie production and technical sophistication but not artistic expression. In 1915, in France, a group of filmmakers began experimenting with optical and pictorial effects as well as rhythmic editing which became known as French Impressionist Cinema. In Germany, dark, hallucinatory German Expressionism put internal states of mind onscreen and influenced the emerging horror genre. The Soviet cinema was the most radically innovative. In Spain, Luis Buñuel embraced abstract surrealism and pure aestheticism. And, just like that, at about its peak time, the silent cinema era ended in 1926-1928.





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