Sep 19 – Anita Loos at Biograph [silent film accompaniment]

When: Sunday, September 19th, 2021 at 1:00PM
What: Anita Loos at Biograph

Anita Loos began her long and distinguished career as a screenwriter (her credits include Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Red-Headed Woman) by selling scenarios for one-reel films to Biograph for $25 each. Here are five of her early efforts, including the topical satire A Cure for Suffragettes (with intertitles reconstructed by Loos in the 1970s) and the vaudevillian ethnic humor of Oh, Sammy. Restored by The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Foundation, with funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation. Additional preservation work made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts, Celeste Bartos, and the Lillian Gish Trust for Film Preservation. Piano accompaniment by Ben Model (September 14), Makia Matsumura (September 19).

Program approx. 60 min.

At the Road’s End. 1915. USA. Directed by George Morgan.

A Cure for Suffragettes. 1913. USA. Directed by Edward Dillon.

Highbrow Love. 1913. USA. Directed by Dell Henderson.

Oh, Sammy. 1913. USA. Directed by Edward Dillon.

The Power of the Camera. 1913. USA. Directed by Dell Henderson.

This program accompanies Biograph/Edison: Restorations and Rediscoveries from the Collection.

Where: The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2 at the Museum of Modern Art
11 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
Nearest Subway: 5 Ave/53 St on M/V, 57 St on F, 47-50 Sts on B/D/F/M Admission: $12 ($10 for senior citizens, $8 for students / free for children under 16 & Museum members)
Admission to the day’s film program is free for Museum ticket holders, but separate screening tickets are required.
Film admission is partial Museum admission. The price of a film ticket can be applied toward the price of Museum admission or MoMA membership within 30 days of your purchase. For more info, visit