Happy birthday to silent film star Blanche Sweet (1896-1986). Besides a biography, several vintage movie card and collectible images of Sweet are included, plus Vachel Lindsay’s 1914 poem. “Blanche Sweet, Moving-Picture Actress,” and an embed of D.W. Griffith’s “Judith of Bethulia” (1914) starring Sweet.
Happy birthday to Leslie Howard (1893-1943) today. I celebrate with a viewing The Scarlet Pimpernel and sharing my thoughts on both the film and Howard in this space today, all illustrated by movie cards and collectibles.