Here are 10 things you should know about Gloria Swanson, born 121 years ago today. The oft-wed Swanson was one of the biggest stars of the silent era.
Here are 10 things you should know about the irrepressible Chico Marx; the eldest of the performing Marx Brothers was born 133 years ago today.
Here are 10 things you should know about Dorothy Mackaill, born 117 years ago today. She made 65 pictures before the age of 35 and then retired to a life outside the spotlight.
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 Zachary Scott, born 106 years ago today. He appeared in less than three dozen pictures and didn’t become as big a star as some expected, but his legacy is a lasting one.