It has been a long time since I have posted here. There is no real reason for it, besides writer’s block, perhaps, or the aching back, neck, and shoulders that was resulting in my reproduction of Our Darlings. It’s true, I was doing it the long way, and it was tiring.
The tone of this blog is going to change slightly at this point in time. It will still focus on the past. (I’m “in love with the past-o’s” as a certain British TV comedy put it, paraphrased of course.) You will soon understand in the next statement.
A passion of mine is film from the dawn of cinema, particularly silent film of the late 1800s through the 1920s. I’m planning on showcasing silent actors in the future, some you may recognize, some you may not. My goal is to bring to light some interviews that give us insight into how interviews were written back in the day, and how stars were treated by the media. Sometimes it is not much different than they are today, (scandals like Fatty Arbuckle and the murder of William Desmond Taylor are just two examples) but much more often they were treated like gods and goddesses, with their private lives often (in the very early years) protected and not so easily accessed.
So let’s have fun learning about the history of film stars together!