Loved it, not only as a fellow Pole. Here's a bit from the only extant (in fragments) movie from Negri's Polish career: http://youtu.be/SwIP6CF3pak
looking forward to the second installment. Being the spelling nerd, I can't refrain from pointing out the typo in 'the Arbuckle scandal precipitated a “reigning in” '.
Civic editing: "the benedictory film of Marilyn Monroe" - didn't you mean "valedictory"?
fun fact: Gary Cooper appeared posthumously on the poster of the Solidarity in the first semi-free parliamentary election in Poland http://www.zwoje-scrolls.com/zwoje28/highnoon2.jpg