Anita Loos Rediscovered

  • 90 mins


An illuminating talk on our retrospective subject, and a chance to see two of her dazzling early shorts.

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Cari Beauchamp - award-winning author, film historian and co-editor of the anthology Anita Loos Rediscovered - profiles the woman Carol Channing called 'four feet eleven inches of lithe, slender dramatic chic'. One of the most prolific screenwriters of cinema's first half-century and world-renowned author of novels, plays and memoirs, Anita's long career brought her into contact with the brightest and most bizarre Hollywood characters.

This talk will include screenings of Loos' very first filmed scenario, The New York Hat, starring Mary Pickford; and the startling The Mystery of the Leaping Fish, with Douglas Fairbanks as an amphetamine-fuelled private detective.

Live piano accompaniment by Forrester Pyke.

The Mystery of the Leaping Fish
John Emerson & Christy Cabanne | USA | 1916 | 20 min

The New York Hat
DW Griffith | USA | 1912 | 16 min

2007 Archive

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