a still from the Mary Pickford footage discovered in a barn
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Silent film star footage discovered and restored

A long-lost film starring actress Mary Pickford, the silent star known as "the girl with the golden curls", is to be restored and shown to the public.

Pickford received her first on-screen credit in Their First Misunderstanding, made in 1911. But the film was thought to have disappeared by historians who followed the performer's career.

A solitary copy was discovered in a barn by carpenter Peter Massie in 2006.

  • 25 Sep 2013