Category Archives: Silents are Golden

Silents are Golden: Silent Directors – The Adventurous Nell Shipman

Silents are Golden: Silent Directors – The Adventurous Nell Shipman It’s fascinating how many silent era directors were more than willing to risk life and limb in pursuit of authentic filming locations. Nell Shipman is a prominent example. Known mainly … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – The Early Heartthrob Sessue Hayakawa

Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – The Early Heartthrob Sessue Hayakawa The typical handsome leading man of silent films was a strong, dependable, clean-cut type, with names like Harold Lockwood or Earle Williams. Rudolph Valentino’s popularity in the ‘20s also … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: A Closer Look At – The Son of the Sheik (1926)

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look At – The Son of the Sheik (1926) After covering the iconic film The Sheik a couple months ago, I thought it’d be fitting to visit its equally iconic sequel. I hope you enjoy … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: Silent Directors – The Daring Tod Browning

Silents are Golden: Silent Directors – The Daring Tod Browning Known chiefly for his macabre masterpieces Dracula (1931) and Freaks (1932), Tod Browning is widely considered one of the all-time greatest horror film directors. But his cinematic roots stretched back … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: 8 Great Silent Film Books for Your Library

Silents are Golden: 8 Great Silent Film Books for Your Library Maybe it’s because of those title cards, but a love of silent films and a love of reading about silent films seem to go hand in hand. If you’re … Continue reading

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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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Silents are Golden: The Rise Of The “Underworld”– 5 Gangster Films From The 1910s

Silents are Golden: The Rise Of The “Underworld”– 5 Gangster Films From The 1910s Long before James Cagney and Edward G. Robinson starting making a splash in Hollywood, gangsters had been showing up on the American silent screen. While the … Continue reading

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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: Silent Superstars – The Sparkling Marion Davies

Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – The Sparkling Marion Davies One of the most well-known actresses of the 1920s screen, Marion Davies is one of the few silent stars whose personal life was not only inseperable from her career, but … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: A Closer Look At – The King of Kings (1927)

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look At – The King of Kings (1927) In the mid-1920s, after being known primarily for melodramas and light comedies with battle-of-the-sexes themes, famed director Cecil B. DeMille was starting to move in a more … Continue reading

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