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mark morris

Movie Pioneers
Los Angeles


"The importance of carrying out interviews with the veterans of the picture business cannot be over-estimated. My heartfelt gratitude to you for filming those interviews."
                                                                        ---Kevin Brownlow
                                                                        Oscar-winning film preservationist           
In this archive of full-length interviews (30-120 mins), historic movie pioneers tell their stories and relate film history from new perspectives.
I started shooting these interviews in the early 1990's in association with documentarian Ross Hawkins to preserve first-hand accounts of the movie business as told by Douglas Fairbanks Jr,, Daniel Selznick, Roger Mayer  - and  other names that you won't recognize, like David O. Selznick's chauffeur, Eddie Mannix's personal secretary, some of the Our Gang kids and Stan Laurel's daughter.
Of course there are also interviews with marquee names as well, like Red Skelton, Leslie Caron, Anita Page, directors Richard Rush and Richard Donner. These stories reflect personal, first-hand experiences in the film industry spanning from the silent era to the 1990's.
Wednesday, October 21

9:00am PDT