Thursday, April 18, 2013

Mary Pickford At The AFI Silver On Saturday

If you've been following my blog for any length of time, you know I'm a big fan of Mary Pickford and have written about her many times (e.g., here, here, here and here).

As part of its Silent Cinema Showcase, running from April 20 - May 4, the American Film Institute will be showing the 1926 Mary Pickford film Sparrows on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at its AFI Silver theater in Silver Spring, Maryland. The film will be presented with live musical accompaniment and begins promptly at 2 p.m.


In addition, film historian Christel Schmidt will be signing copies of Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies, a collection of essays about the woman who, as I have written, is "pound for pound the most powerful woman in Hollywood history." The Monkey plans to be there, although I'm not sure whether I'll ask for Ms. Schmidt's autograph. Some people are a bit put off meeting a blog-typing sock monkey—maybe it's the fluffy stuffing, maybe it's the buttons for eyes.

Definitely will be buying the book, though. See you there.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ms. Schmidt would be honored to sign a copy of her book to a Mary Pickford loving sock monkey!

KC said...

You have to meet her Monkey! She's kind, brilliant and loves to talk Mary.

Mythical Monkey said...

Well, in that case, I better get myself down there!

Mythical Monkey said...

You were right, KC -- it really was worth the effort to meet Christel Schmidt. She's smart, warm, funny, and a passionate fan of Mary Pickford.

Not to mention, the AFI was showing a gorgeous print of a great movie. I hope its Silent Cinema Showcase becomes an annual thing -- this really is the best way to see silent movies.

Dawn Sample said...

The book is amazing and full of beautiful pictures...

I'm glad that you guys are having such fun!!

Mythical Monkey said...

And we'll probably go to the screening of Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall on Friday as well -- a new print of a movie I haven't seen for once.

Two baseball games this week, New York last week, three silent films in seven days, both brothers visited the previous weekend, and a drive across America -- April has been an insanely busy month.

Anonymous said...

KC you are a doll! Thank you for the kind words! Mythical Monkey is was a pleasure meeting you. Hope you can make it for Dorothy Vernon this Friday.

Best,

Christel