Friday, September 8, 2023

DW Griffith -- A Big Revolutionary Film With a Big Idea Behing It -- September 8, 2023

Motion Picture News, 29-September-1923

I have never seen The White Rose, which was shot on locations in the south. Mae Marsh had worked with Griffith since the Biograph. Ivor Novello was born in Wales. He was a playwright, a composer and singer. Someone called him "a minor league Noel Coward." Carol Dempster, Griffith's protégé, also played a leading role.

Film Daily, 07-September-1923

"The White Rose is a Griffith masterpiece."
Motion Picture News, 01-September-1923

The White Rose was a hit at San Francisco's Strand Theater. By the time I went to the Strand, it was showing quadruple features and was a popular place for homeless people to sleep.

Film Daily, 14-September-1923

Theater owner Sid Grauman liked it, too. 

Omaha Bee, 16-September-1923

Motion Picture News, 29-September-1923

The DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) encouraged Griffith to make America, and epic about the Revolutionary War.

Film Daily, 10-September-1923

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