Film Homage Billy Bitzer Miriam Cooper Intolerance 1916 Screen Capture Color Added 2012
David Lee Guss
Photograph - Photography
Miriam Cooper (1891-1976) played "The Friendless One" in D.W. Griffith's monumental "Intolerance," 1916. Four stories from different historical periods were interwoven.
This vignetted close-up shot by Billy Bitzer is part of the then modern day story.
Griffith made "Intolerance" after being criticized for the offensive racism in "The Birth of a Nation."
The Babylon set was still standing in Hollywood in the early 1930's.
"Miriam Cooper (November 7, 1891 - April 12, 1976) was a silent film actress who is best known for her work in early film including The Birth of a Nation and Intolerance for D. W. Griffith and The Honor System and Evangeline for her husband Raoul Walsh. She retired from acting in 1923 but was rediscovered by the film community in the 1960s, and toured colleges lecturing about silent films."
November 10th, 2016
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