Marion Davies

  • Garv’s Pick of the Week: The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (Second Run)

    For the release week of 7/25/17: Garv’s Pick of the Week: A lot of heavy hitters were released this week, and any one of the films mentioned in today’s column could have qualified for the top spot.  However, the new release with which I am most intrigued is the celebrated...
  • When Knighthood Was in Flower (1922)

    While William Randolph Hearst always wanted to promote his mistress/live-in companion, Marion Davies, as an virtuous, innocent beauty, Marion bristled against playing the delicate flower.  Davies had a flair for comedy, and preferred meatier roles, where she could play a multi-dimensional modern woman (preferably one with a sense of...
  • Three Marion Davies Silent DVDs Debut July 25th

    Only around 30% of all American films produced in the silent era survive in some form, and only 25% survive in a complete print.  A much smaller percentage are available to the general public in some home video format.  Ben Model and his video label, Undercrank Productions, are doing...
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