Rare Technicolor Snippets of Lost Films Discovered
Among the snippets from Black Pirate are bits from The Far Cry, The Fire Brigade and Dance Madness, all from 1926. It also includes a film test for a movie called Mona Lisa in which actress-turned-Los Angeles Times gossip columnist Hedda Hopper stars as Leonardo da Vinci’s ever-inscrutable subject. It is the only surviving footage associated with that film.
Bill Gold, Iconic Master of the Movie Poster, Dies at 97
Bill Gold, who revolutionized the art of the movie poster over a seven-decade career that began with Casablanca and included A Clockwork Orange, The Exorcist and dozens of Clint Eastwood films, has died. He was 97.
The Brooklyn native began at Warner Bros. in the early 1940s and had a hand in more than 2,000 posters during his iconic career, working on films for everyone from Alfred Hitchcock (1954's Dial M for Murder), Elia Kazan (1955's East of Eden) and Federico Fellini (1963's 8 1/2) to Sam Peckinpah (1969's The Wild Bunch), Robert Altman (1971's McCabe & Mrs. Miller) and Martin Scorsese (1990's GoodFellas).