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Mary Pickford Films to Be Remastered and Released in 4K

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The Little American

The Mary Pickford Foundation and the UCLA Film & Television Archive are partnering to digitally remaster and preserve three films featuring Mary Pickford: The Little American (1917), Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley (1918) and The Love Light (1921). One of the most beloved stars of the silent era, Pickford was also a pioneering female filmmaker, overseeing all three productions as the head of the Mary Pickford Film Corporation. These works showcase Pickford's wide-ranging talents in front of and behind the camera, as well as her collaborations with her close friend, screenwriter-director Frances Marion (Amarilly, The Love Light), and director Cecil B. DeMille (The Little American).

Cecil B. DeMille directing Mary Pickford and Raymond Hatton in The Little American.
All images courtesy of the Mary Pickford Foundation.

Using only the highest quality film elements housed in the Mary Pickford Collection at the UCLA Film & Television Archive, these titles will be scanned in 4K by the Archive's Digital Lab. The Mary Pickford Foundation will then complete the digital remastering in collaboration with the Archive team. The Foundation will ultimately produce original, modern scores to accompany the films for worldwide theatrical distribution. Additional support will be provided by the Cecil B. DeMille Foundation and the Packard Humanities Institute.

Learn more about the Mary Pickford Collection at UCLA.

Frances Marion and Mary Pickford (seated in chairs in center) with the cast and crew of The Love Light.

 

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