Here are 10 things you should know about Zeppo Marx, born 120 years ago today. Though his contributions to the Marx Brothers’ success are often dismissed, devoted fans recognize that the team was somehow better with him than without.
Here are 10 things you should know about James Burke, born 134 years ago today. The prolific character actor may have played more cops on the silver screen than anyone in movie history.
A couple of years back, The Museum of Modern Art performed a digital restoration on some travelogue footage of New York City that was shot in 1911. They did a great job with it, and the video was widely disseminated—you may have seen it at the time or in the months since.
Now, a Swedish company called Svenska Biografteatern has done even more work on the footage, giving it a higher frame rate and resolution (4K) and a subtle color tinting.
For anyone who loves New York (or dreams of time travel), it makes for a magical eight-minute journey into the past.
Here are 10 things you should know about Ruth Chatterton, born 127 years ago today. She was a big star in the 1930s, but her stint in Hollywood was just one chapter in a very interesting life.