Those Awful Hats (1909) was a Comedy - Silent Films Film directed by D.W. Griffith .
Slapstick Summer Series: Ladies, Please! | Those Awful Hats (1909)By chrisgiddens on Jul 16, 2012 From The Giddy Blog
Although rudimentary and often too-easily dismissed, Those Awful Hats is a must-see for all fans of early cinema and film history. Reasons being (in no particular order): We’re treated to a live-action PSA of the famous theater slides which asked women to remove their giant hats so as to not... Read full article
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The film utilized the Dunning-Pomeroy Matte process (an early predecessor to blue-screening). When this film was originally being restored, the elements for the film that is projected in the picture were lost. As an inside joke, the restorers filled it in with a scene from At the Crossroads of Life, a picture that D.W. Griffith himself starred in.
Several sources (including the BFI) credit Arthur Marvin as the cinematographer instead of G.W. Bitzer
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