Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was an international phenomenon when it premiered in December 1937. The first full-length
Link to my post in Bright Lights Film Journal.
Mary Pickford started the Screen Stars Shop in 1930, selling used clothes and jewelry of Hollywood stars. It closed within a year.
Florence Lawrence, once the most famous movie star in America, is alone and forgotten.
On May 3, 1938, an independent theater owner named Harry Brandt paid $300 to place an ad in the Hollywood Reporter. That ad could have ended the careers of Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Katharine Hepburn, Kay, Francis, Marlene Dietrich, Mae West, and Edward Arnold.