LOST HOLLYWOOD “GOLD”: 1927 FOOTAGE OF DUKE RESURFACES!

Ninety-percent of American films made before 1930 no longer exist. Nine-freaking-zero. Gone forever. Why? Mostly just to clear the shelves. Nobody back then, or nobody in America anyway, thought of movies as art—or even something worth saving, like family photos or French postcards. Make ’em fast and cheap, get prints out to theaters on time, stick the originals in…