Joseph Yranski: Articles

Mary Pickford's M'LISS Screening at Pickford Institute

Theodore Roberts, Mary Pickford in Marshall Neilan's M'Liss; smaller photo: Joseph Yranski Mary Pickford was the definition of Movie Superstar from the early 1910s to the late 1920s. So popular and so powerful was Pickford that she, along with Douglas Fairbanks, Charles Chaplin, and D.W. Griffith, founded United Artists so […]

Julie Andrews, Doris Day, Gloria Swanson, Lauren Bacall: NYPL's “High Fashion in the Movies” Series

Julie Andrews, Gloria Swanson, Lauren Bacall, Cary Grant, Linda Darnell, George Hamilton, Melvyn Douglas, and Louise Brooks are some of the female and male clotheshorses on parade in the New York Public Library's Performing Arts film series “Not Off the Rack: High Fashion in the Movies,” which kicks off on […]

Silent Era Superstars Norma Talmadge & Constance Talmadge DVDs

Silent era superstars Norma Talmadge, Constance Talmadge at Norma's Santa Monica beach house Norma Talmadge and Constance Talmadge are the stars of two recent Kino International releases. Talmadges who? Well, just two of the most popular stars of the silent era. In fact, in terms of popularity they were two […]