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Silents are Golden: The “Sheik” Phenomenon of the 1920s

Silents are Golden: The “Sheik” Phenomenon of the 1920s Everyone knows about 1920s flappers–the youthful, fun-loving ladies of the Jazz Age. Their style of bobbed hair, tight-fitting hats, and short (as in knee-length) skirts, has become iconic. There’s no doubt … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – Francis X. Bushman, Early Screen Idol

Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – Francis X. Bushman, Early Screen Idol If you were to name a silent film actor famed for being a sex symbol, who would you pick? “Rudolph Valentino” jumps to mind immediately, of course–as is … Continue reading

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Silent Chicago: Chariot Races and Copyright Infringement: A Tale of Ben Hur (Remakes and the Early Days of Film, 4)

  Chariot Races and Copyright Infringement: A Tale of Ben Hur In 1907, the state of the American film industry was rather poor and was still, largely, in its infancy. D.W. Griffith had just joined the industry as an actor, … Continue reading

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George Hurrell’s Hollywood: An Interview with Author Mark A. Vieira

  George Hurrell’s Hollywood: Glamour Portraits 1925-1992 (Running Press)  An Interview with author Mark A.Vieira Sitting here in my living room, I can’t help but notice something: Mark A. Vieira’s latest book, George Hurrell’s Hollywood, does look awfully good on my coffee table. However, … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Ramon Novarro

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Ramon Novarro, born February 6th 1899! Ramon Novarro I often wonder to myself if any of my classic movie favorites would translate to modern film stardom. As much as I love people like Fred Astaire, … Continue reading

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