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Let’s celebrate the silent movie stars who founded the Academy Awards! | Movies Silently

The Academy Awards will kick off tomorrow night and so this seemed like a perfect opportunity to remind everyone that the organization was founded almost a year before Al Jolson declared: “You ain’t heard nothing yet!”

The thirty-six founding members of the Academy were men and women who had built their careers in silent film. I thought it would be fun to celebrate the acting branch in the most modern way possible: GIFs! (As usual, I will list where each GIF is from and link to my review of the film.)

Here they are, in alphabetical order by surname:

Richard Barthelmess

Richard Barthelmess managed the challenging combination of being both boyish and intense. Few performers have ever…

Source: Let’s celebrate the silent movie stars who founded the Academy Awards! | Movies Silently

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One comment on “Let’s celebrate the silent movie stars who founded the Academy Awards! | Movies Silently

  1. hitandrun1964
    02/28/2016

    Wonderful:)

    Liked by 2 people

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