Friday, February 6, 2009
Francis Ford and Grace Cunard - An Evening @ The Barn
This Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 7:30PM the Hollywood Heritage Museum is hosting another "Eveneing @ The Barn." This upcoming event will have Robert S. Birchard doing a presentation on "The Two Greatest Serial Stars on Earth!" Here's more info from the Hollywood Heritage Museum website:
Little remembered today, Francis Ford and Grace Cunard were among the screen's top action stars in the 1910s. Between 1914 and 1917 they appeared in four hair-raising serials for Universal - Lucille Love, the Girl of Mystery; The Broken Coin; Peg o' the Ring and The Purple Mask - and their company served as a training ground for future Oscar-winning director John Ford (Francis Ford's younger brother). Francis Ford began his movie career in 1907, and developed a distinctive visual style that was ahead of its time. Grace Cunard was a poineering woman filmmaker - writing quirky, sexually charged crime melodramas and often co-directing with Ford. Bob Birchard will tell the story of this screen team of star-crossed lovers through photos and documents from Grace Cunard's personal collection and rare film footage.
Check out the Hollywood Heritage Museum websited for more info.