Friday, December 30, 2016

Intolerance Opens in Chicago -- December 30, 2016

Motography, 09-December-1916
I thought I should mention DW Griffith's epic Intolerance before the end of the year.  I missed the anniversary of its opening. 

Chicago's Colonial Theater, which had played The Birth of a Nation, hosted the Chicago premiere.  "Mr. Griffith superintended the showing and responded to the demands of the audience with a brief speech.  Under his direction, the theater has been effectively decorated with elaborate Babylonian designs, and further 'atmosphere' is provided by the costuming of the ushers, very pretty girls, who wear garments of the Babylonian, Judean and Medieval French perdiods." 

Mae Marsh and her family were there for the Chicago premiere. 

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