Sidney Olcott, The First Eye  

He directed the first Ben Hur.

He shoots in locations and not in front of painted canvases.

He set up Hollywood in Florida.

He supplies arms to the Irish Volunteers.

He's the only man to have filmed the life and death of Christ in the Holy Land.

He is the director who has shot the most films in Ireland.

He is one of the first traveling filmmakers.VV.

He directed Mary Pickford, Rudolph Valentino,
Gloria Swanson,
Pola Negri, George Arliss, Norma Talmadge, Richard Barthelmess
A host of stars.

He is Sidney Olcott: "The great forgotten man in the history of cinema", in the words of Jean Mitry.

Nouveau Press kit of Pardon My French...Une vidéo de la carrière d'Olcott... Une photo de Vivian Martin... The Right Way en vidéo... Ranson's Folly en vidéo... Une photo de The Humming Bird... Stan Laurel parodie Valentino dans Monsieur Beaucaire... Un biopic sur Valentino en 1951... Timothy's Quest en vidéo... Une nouvelle série de photos de The Claw... The Paymaster le premier film de Gene Gauntier... Une photo méconnue de From the Manger to the Cross... Une photo d'Olcott avec Pola Negri... Une photo de Scratch My Back... The Green Goddess en vidéo...

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update July 31, 2020