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Silents are Golden: A Closer Look At – Tol’able David (1921)

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look At – Tol’able David (1921) One of the great joys of American silent film is not only the “up close and personal” look at times gone by, but seeing how people regarded even earlier … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: What Were Films Like In The Nickelodeon Era? – Part 2!

Silents are Golden: What Were Films Like In The Nickelodeon Era? – Part 2! Last month, we started exploring the many genres of 1900s nickelodeon films, taking a look at travelogs, military films, the different categories of comic shorts, etc. … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: What Were Films Like in The Nickelodeon Era?

Silents are Golden: What Were Films Like in The Nickelodeon Era? We’re all at least somewhat familiar with nickelodeons, the tiny 1900s-era theaters where patrons paid a nickel each to watch some films. And we all know that these quaint … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: The One-Of-A-Kind Harry Langdon

Silents are Golden: The One-Of-A-Kind Harry Langdon For a long time, most silent comedians were very much of the same “type.” Their appearances might vary and some had more distinctly “dimwitted” personalities than others, but practically all of them had … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: Eidoloscopes, Praxinoscopes, And Other (Very) Early Cinematic Inventions

Silents are Golden: Eidoloscopes, Praxinoscopes, And Other (Very) Early Cinematic Inventions The invention of cinema was very much a fast-paced race. Starting in the late 19th century, dozens of inventors worked on machines to create moving images, everything from optical … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: The Silent Films of Cecil B. DeMille

Silents are Golden: The Silent Films of Cecil B. DeMille Well known for beloved classics like The Ten Commandments (1956), Cecil B. DeMille is indisputably one of Hollywood’s great directors. While he is perhaps not considered as “artsy” as some … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: A Closer Look – The General (1926)

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look – The General (1926) Often called one of the finest silent films of all time – some people even consider it the finest – Buster Keaton’s masterwork The General (1926) still feels wonderfully fresh … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – The Marvelous Mabel Normand

Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – The Marvelous Mabel Normand If Charlie Chaplin is considered the king of slapstick, then Mabel Normand certainly is its queen. Much-loved by audiences in her day, everyone who knew and worked with Mabel also … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: The Makeup of Silent Clowns

Silents are Golden: The Makeup of Silent Clowns One of my 2019 articles for Classic Movie Hub concentrated on the distinct makeup that was used in silent films. Now let’s take a closer look at the era’s most distinct-looking makeup … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: A Closer Look at – Way Down East (1920)

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look at – Way Down East (1920) One of the most influential early directors of all time was D.W. Griffith, who rose to acclaim for the excellent short dramas he directed for Biograph and went … Continue reading

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