Reservations not required. Doors open approximately 15 minutes before the start of the program.
The Los Angeles Public Library is dusting off its 16mm projector for a special one-time screening with live musical accompaniment!
The film Great Actresses of the Past, compiled by MOMA Film Library in 1938, offers four legendary theatre actresses of the Belle Époque in their most famous roles. To quote Arthur Symons, legendary English drama critic, “Only three actresses in our generation possessed that supreme quality, Genius: Eleanora Duse, Sarah Bernhardt and Réjane.”
- Sarah Bernhardt in La Dame aux Camélias from the 1912 Film d'Art production
- Réjane in the title role in Madame Sans-Gêne from a 1911 film
- Minnie Maddern Fiske in Vanity Fair from the 1915 Edison-Kleine film
- Eleanora Duse in Cenere, a 1916 Ambrosio-Caesar film