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Christel Schmidt

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Christel Schmidt is the leading expert on the films of Mary Pickford. She was awarded two fellowships, in 2000 and 2004, from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her research in locating and identify Pickford films in US and European film archives. Her work has been used by the Women Film Pioneers Project and the Mary Pickford Foundation.

Schmidt is a film historian, writer and editor. She co-edited Silent Movies: The Birth of Film and the Triumph of Movie Culture (Little, Brown and Company, 2007) and is currently researching and writing about the careers of stage actresses during the progressive era.

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