Long-Lost Pickford Film Discovered

Their First Misunderstanding (1911) was Mary Pickford’s first short for Carl Laemmle’s IMP studio after she left the Biograph Company in late 1910. (Read more about Mary’s IMP experience here and here.) Long considered a “lost” film, this treasure was discovered in a New Hampshire barn and recently donated to Keene State College, which worked with the Library of Congress to restore the film.

You can read more about this exciting discovery in the Los Angeles Times and on Leonard Maltin’s blog, and watch a video from CBS News here. See Rachel Maddow discuss the discovery and refer to Mary Pickford as “the greatest movie star ever” here.