My movie blog now sports a new banner, designed by artist Mary Gow. The banner recalls the art and artists of cinema, and features images of Gloria Swanson, Billy Wilder and Norma Talmadge. The middle picture in the banner shows Harry Beaumont directing “A Man and His Money,” a movie made in 1919. Debuting on the eve of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, which runs from July 12 to July 15, 2012, the banner celebrates the unique and exciting world of cinema — where we still experience the thrill of treasures lost and found.
The artist, Mary Gow, blogs about art on her website: www.artspirit7.com. In addition to her many visits to the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, she also attends classic film showings at the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, California, and is a painter and illustrator.