Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Fairbanks/Pickford/Chaplin/Griffith Connection

Over at The Film Experience, Nathaniel R is asking us bloggers what old candid celebrity photos we wish we could have audio tracks to, and almost everything I thought of came from the silent period. I guess that's not too big of a surprise, considering I've been watching almost nothing but silents for the last two months.

From left to right: Douglas Fairbanks Sr., Mary Pickford, Charles Chaplin and D.W. Griffith, around the time they founded United Artists in 1919. What did these four talk about on their off time?

Was D.W. Griffith the alpha male in the group? His hat says yes.

By the way, for those who like their Oscars (and if you're here, that's probably what you came for), Nathaniel has teamed up with Mike from Goatdog's Movies and Nick from Nick's Flick Picks have been running a feature comparing the Academy Award winners for Best Picture from the outside in, aptly titled Best Pictures From the Outside In.

Check it out, and check out the Film Experience blog in all it's nifty photoshoped glory. Though, considering my first audience will probably come from there for this picture challenge, I think I just created a mobius strip. Enjoy clicking links forever! HAHAHA!

Where can I get one of those alpha male hats?

1 comment:


I'm guessing Mary Pickford.

but yeah the hat is definitely alpha male (or alpha male drag)

(i'm glad you like the Best Pictures series. It's so fun to do even if very time consuming)