miércoles, 6 de mayo de 2020

MOMA. Paara entretener: Peliculas de su archivo .Chaplin, Fairbanks, and Pickford's Hollywood Home Movies (1929)

 
Lensed by Hollywood cinematographer Henry Sharp, the deceptively titled "Spanish People at Pickfair" features Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and Jr., and friends in full performance mode on the grounds of their home, mocking courtship rituals and gender roles—including Charlie Chaplin’s sublime turn as a balletic sprite with a globe under his arm, prefiguring his performance in "The Great Dictator" (1940).


Famous people make home movies too. But whether an actor, musician, artist, or sports figure, a celebrity is rarely completely off their guard while a camera’s rolling. With one eye on the camera following him, composer Aaron Copland navigates the slushy winter streets of midtown Manhattan from his residence in the Empire Hotel—across from Dante Park on 63rd Street, near Lincoln Center today—to Bickfords, at 459 Lexington Avenue. In Salvador Dalí’s home movies, the 50-year-old Surrealist artist plays with a kitten, an animal skull, and a rake to entertain a friend filming him on the terrace of his villa in Port Lligat, Costa Brava, Spain. Lensed by Hollywood cinematographer Henry Sharp, the deceptively titled Spanish People at Pickfair features Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and Jr., and friends in full performance mode on the grounds of their home, mocking courtship rituals and gender roles—including Charlie Chaplin’s sublime turn as a balletic sprite with a globe under his arm, prefiguring his performance in The Great Dictator (1940).

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