For my “History of American Cinema” class, I wrote a (brief) research paper regarding the impact of the coming of sound on the American film industry.
I spent this past Saturday morning browsing through the historic Max Factor building, where the Hollywood Museum is now located. Being a local resident for my entire life, it’s ridiculous to think just how long it took me to set foot there. The treasure trove it held was enough to make this old film lover’s heart fluttering for days.
For the final project of my “Contemporary Poetry” class I took this past semester, I had to compile my own anthology. Since I am studying both film and English, I naturally went with the theme of film in poetry.
Recently, I was spending a mere two days in Palm Springs, where I happened to stumble upon the Pickford Theatre. I’d passed by it a few times whilst traveling back and forth between towns, and began wondering if it had anything to do with a certain silent film figure. Curiosity overcame me, and I decided to do a quick research session back at the hotel. I found out that its full name was the Mary Pickford Theatre (ah, now we’re getting somewhere), and there was even mention of a little exhibit displaying items from the personal collections of Mary Pickford and Buddy Rogers. I only had a few hours left in Palm Springs, so I made a mad dash there to help satisfy my continuous craving for film history.