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Category Archives: Silent Movies

Charlie Chaplin in Hawaii (1917)

HONOLULU – The famous Charlie Chaplin arrived in Honolulu October 10, and while he intended to come for a rest between custard pie throwing contests, he was kept extremely busy sightseeing. … Continue reading

11/23/2015 · Leave a comment

The Complexities of an Italian Straw Hat

Originally posted on Silver Screenings:
A trousers tug o’ war. Note the director’s cheeky staging. Image: Silent London Conventional wisdom tells us the world was a simpler place before the…

10/24/2015 · 6 Comments

Women Film Pioneers

Originally posted on The Blonde at the Film:
Turner Classic Movies and Women in Film/Los Angeles is celebrating “Trailblazing Women: Behind the Movies, Ahead of Their Time” this October. Over…

10/08/2015 · 2 Comments

Brigitte Helm as Scheming Baroness Sandorf in L’Argent (1928 film)

Originally posted on FROM THE BYGONE:
L’Argent (“money”) is a French silent film directed in 1928 by Marcel L’Herbier. The film was adapted from the novel L’Argent by Émile Zola,…

09/06/2015 · Leave a comment

Alla Nazimova and Rudolph Valentino in “Camille” (1921)

Originally posted on FROM THE BYGONE:
Camille is one of numerous screen adaptations of the book and play La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas. The original play opened in…

08/19/2015 · 2 Comments

The World’s First Cartoon: Fantasmagorie | A R T L▼R K

Originally posted on  A R T L▼R K. On the 17th of August 1908, Fantasmagorie, the first fully animated feature film was released in Paris by the Gaumont company. Created by … Continue reading

08/17/2015 · Leave a comment

Alice Guy: Entertaining Since 1896

Originally posted on Silver Screenings:
Alice Guy: Writer, Director, Film Pioneer. Image: Open Culture They say Alice Guy (Alice Guy-Blaché) made over 600 movies between 1896-1920. Sure, a lot of these films…

08/15/2015 · 2 Comments

Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) A Silent Film Review | Movies Silently

Originally posted on Movies Silently. Aardman presents a modern silent comedy about some mischievous sheep and their adventures in the city. It has music and sound effects but no dialogue and … Continue reading

08/06/2015 · 8 Comments

Kiss Me, You Fool

07/16/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday, John Gilbert!

Originally posted on Font and Frock:
John Gilbert, my favourite silent movie actor, was born on 10 July 1897.* Let’s celebrate with some photos of the great matinée idol! *I…

07/10/2015 · 3 Comments