Tuesday, January 9, 2024

"America" Will Open in N.Y. Feb. 21 -- January 9, 2024

Motion Picture News, 19-January-1924

DW Griffith's epic of the American Revolutionary War, America, was scheduled to open in New York City on 21-February-1924. The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) were strong supporters of the movie. 

Film Daily, 28-January-1924

Some of us will remember that in 1923, Al Jolson signed a contract to star in a movie produced by DW Griffith. Jolson got cold feet and broke the contract. Albert L Grey was DW Griffith's brother, who worked on many of his films.

Comic Lloyd Hamilton replaced Jolson in the movie that was made, "His Darker Self." I love Lloyd Hamilton, but the movie is revolting. I will write more about it in the coming months.

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