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Silents are Golden: A Closer Look At – The Sheik (1921)

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look At – The Sheik (1921) One of the great sensations of the early 1920s screen, The Sheik (1921) is the kind of silent film that’s almost too easy to mock: it’s melodramatic, it’s cheesy, … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Agnes Ayres

Classic Movie Travels: Agnes Ayres While many women worked alongside the great Rudolph Valentino, Agnes Ayres was able to do so alongside him in the notable silent classic The Sheik (1921). Though known for this role, she appeared in many … Continue reading

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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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