Tuesday, April 3, 2012

More Weird Film Cells!

UPDATED! From Rosita (1923) starring good old Mary Pickford!

(thank you Myles!!)

I'd sure like to figure out what movie these cells are from. I spent an afternoon putting each little one inside a nice glass slide casing, so they're a little easier to scan. These are the ones I like best, I also like how you can see where the sprockets have worn the perforations:

I don't know what's going on here. None of the other cells give any clues!
Just like my room!
I did a cleanup job on these two to take out the specks. See Mmm Coffee!

Cute stuff, right? All I know is it's a United Artists movie, something about a castle. Can anyone recognise it?


  1. Mary Pickford in "Rosita" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosita_(film)

    You can see the headboard in this photo: http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/4108/289142514o.jpg

  2. Myles - you're a star. How on earth did you figure that out! Here's some footage that includes the mysterious stool scene and much of the clippings I have. So cool! Thank you!


  3. Hi Amanda ~ I approached it as Google Ninja Training:

    1. It's a silent movie by United Artists so I was certain the actress was UA co-founder, Mary Pickford.

    2. I did a Google Image Search for the terms "The Ferrous Archive" which brought back many of the pictures in your blog including one of the movie cells above.

    3. I did a Find Similar Google search on the movie cell that Google had pulled from your blog. It initially returned nothing, but suggested that I try adding a term. So I searched for "[image], Mary Pickford" which returned the scanned page from Imageshack with the "FORD IN 'ROSITA'" caption at the bottom.

    4. Searched Wikipedia for "Mary Pickford, Rosita".

    Google Geek fun!