MARY WELCOMES DOUGHBOYS HOME Several shots of World War I doughboys returning to heroes welcome in Oakland, California parade. Film actress Mary Pickford in doughboy's uniform kisses a soldier, waves to crowd while marching with soldiers. Lots of shots of marching soldiers, marching band, cheering crowd.
D.W. GRIFFITH RECEIVES AWARD One long take of D.W. Griffith rehearsing his actors, including Lillian Gish, on a movie set. They're interrupted by unidentified government officials who pin the Chevron of Honor to Griffith's coat sleeve. Griffith then introduces cast to official. Good behind the scenes look at Griffith at work.
WESTERN SERIAL HIGHLIGHTS Highlights from a silent western serial. Shots of villains wrestling with hero, throwing him off saloon roof. Man and woman in runaway horse cart. Cart sails off cliff. A woman reacts in timid fear, followed by several shots of barroom brawl. Closeup of a man pulling levers, trap door opens, stunt dummy falls down shaft into water. Several shots of black hatted villain coiling whip around hero's throat and choking him. NOTE: Image badly deteriorated.
LOVESICK COWBOY & FARM GIRL Scenic shot of farmhouse in a mountain valley. Several shots of a girl running to a fence and looking anxiously, then forlornly as cowboy rides up on his horse. Closeup of cowboy tipping his hat to girl. He dismounts and talks to the girl across the fence. NOTE: Some image deterioration.
STARS AT MOVIE PREMIERE Closeup of marquee for the premier of Paramount's first all-talking picture, Interference. Press corps lined up on either side of red carpet aisle. Opulently gowned and tuxedoed movie stars speak with an interviewer at a larger microphone, including Louise Fazenda, Al Jolson, George Bancroft, Ben Lyon, Gary Cooper and Lupe Velez.
FAMOUS HOLLYWOOD THEATRES Four famous Hollywood theaters from the silent days, including Grauman's Chinese, the Warner Theater. A sign for the Hollywood Bowl followed by a shot taken from the back of the audience showing crucifix prominent behind the bandshell.
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