Oscar night is upon us. A silent movie is a contender for Best Picture. That makes it a good time to talk about Milton Sills.Milton who? Mention that name, and even some film historians draw a blank. Yet he was one of the biggest movie stars of his time.
I was driving through Hyde Park a few days ago when I saw this bit of graffiti on a piece of plywood at the Metra underpass at 51st Street: Stay Positive +.That the cheery street scrawl was signed "SAMO2" made me smile a bit.