This past Thursday, the fella and I went to see Sparrows (1926) at the Detroit Orchestra Hall (DOH) with a live accompaniment from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO). The DOH is where all the operas and symphonies take place in Detroit.
The DOH was first known as the Detroit Opera House and was built in 1919. In the 40s, it was known as the Paradise Theatre and was a major venue for jazz concerts. From 1951 to 1971, the building sat empty until a member of the DSO saved it from demolition and got it placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The restoration was completed in the late 80s and we now have this wonderful piece of Detroit history preserved for many generations to enjoy.
The film was wonderful and Mary Pickford gave a great performance, but then again, when doesn't she? The Mary Pickford Foundation hosted the event, making it free to the public. They intend on having more events like this, taking place around the U.S. If one comes to your city, I highly recommend taking advantage of this, especially since they will more than likely be showing some Pickford films that have not been previously released on VHS or DVD.
Top & Skirt: Estate Sale
Shoes: Forever 21
Purse: eBay I think.....