Category Archives: Posts by Lea Stans

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look at – The Kid (1921)

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look At – The Kid (1921) Of all the Charlie Chaplin masterpieces we can name — and from Easy Street (1917) to Modern Times (1936), there’s quite a few — one feature is perhaps extra … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: A (Brief) History of Early Hollywood

Silents are Golden: A (Brief) History of Early Hollywood Today Hollywood, California is one of the most famous places in the world, the thriving axis of the movie industry. For decades it’s drawn countless dreamers hoping to make it in … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – The Unique Career of Theda Bara

Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – The Unique Career of Theda Bara With her pale makeup, thick black hair, and large eyes rimmed heavily with black makeup, she was – and is – one of the most iconic actresses of … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: A Closer Look at – Intolerance (1916)

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look at: Intolerance (1916) Along with my “Silent Superstars” series, I thought it would be fun to dive into the history behind specific films. Let’s start with a look at one of biggest spectacles ever … Continue reading

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Silents Are Golden: Flapper Culture in the Films of the Roaring Twenties

Silents Are Golden: Flapper Culture in the Films of the Roaring Twenties Having written about the famed flapper actress Colleen Moore in the past, I thought it’d be fun to examine 1920s screen flappers and the role cinema played in … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: 8 Forgotten Hit Films of the Silent Era

Eight Forgotten Hit Films of the Silent Era Much like today, silent era audiences flocked to big-budget spectacles, witty comedies and other crowd pleasers (well, maybe “witty comedies” are a rarity nowadays). If you found a list of the top … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – Charlie Chaplin, the Eternal King of Comedy

Silents are Golden Column: Silent Superstars–Charlie Chaplin, the Eternal King of Comedy Of the many iconic performers that we all recognize today – Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, James Dean – there is one that stands alone as the most recognizable of … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: The Good, The Bad, And The Not-So-Bad Of Silent Era Acting

Silents are Golden: The Good, The Bad, And The Not-So-Bad Of Silent Era Acting So you’re thinking of taking the plunge and exploring the world of silent films! You’re intrigued by those flickery, black and white images from a time … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – Colleen Moore, The Definitive Flapper

Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – Colleen Moore, The Definitive Flapper During the silent era, there were thousands of young girls who dreamed of being movie stars. For most girls, of course, these were merely daydreams, and the intrepid few … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: Just What the Heck Was German Expressionism?

Silents are Golden: Just What the Heck Was German Expressionism? Many of you have likely seen The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, or at least have seen a few famous stills. The dramatic sets, the stylized costumes, the deliberately artificial look…it’s … Continue reading

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