Anita Loos began her long and distinguished career as a screenwriter (her credits include Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Red-Headed Woman) by selling scenarios for one-reel films to Biograph for $25 each. Here are five of her early efforts, including the topical satire A Cure for Suffragettes (with intertitles reconstructed by Loos in the 1970s) and the vaudevillian ethnic humor of Oh, Sammy. Restored by The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Foundation, with funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation. Additional preservation work made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts, Celeste Bartos, and the Lillian Gish Trust for Film Preservation. Piano accompaniment by Ben Model (September 14), Makia Matsumura (September 19).
Program approx. 60 min.
At the Road’s End. 1915. USA. Directed by George Morgan.
A Cure for Suffragettes. 1913. USA. Directed by Edward Dillon.
Highbrow Love. 1913. USA. Directed by Dell Henderson.
Oh, Sammy. 1913. USA. Directed by Edward Dillon.
The Power of the Camera. 1913. USA. Directed by Dell Henderson.