Right now I am busy watching all of the Gene Gauntier I can get my hands on. Today I will leave you with an unrelated Buster Keaton colorized still. Too beautiful not to share! I found this shared on the Silent Film Group on Facebook. Oh, and by the way, this is my 50th post! … Continue reading Buster Keaton Colorized
Born December 4th, 1891 in Boston Massachusetts, Adele Buck, who became known to the motion picture public as Vedah Bertram, was one of the most promising rising stars of 1912. According to all reports, this lady was extremely likeable, and always got rave reviews in the films she acted in. She was loved especially by the reporters … Continue reading Vedah Bertram
There is a wonderful blog that I read called Lea’s Silent-ology all about silent film! (Check it out, you won’t regret it). Well, one article mentioned this thing called The Theda Bara Sandwich– please read this short blog article here. This will give you a little background on the sandwich I just tried. Theda Bara was an actress, you … Continue reading The Theda Bara Sandwich
Maurice Costello, where to start? There are a lots of interesting facts about this guy, the one they called Dimples! Maurice George Costello was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 22, 1877. His parents are commonly regarded as Irish immigrants, but in the interview featured today, he specifies that his father is Spanish-Irish. Tangent: I … Continue reading Maurice Costello
Wayyy back in January of 1912, a contest was announced in Motion Picture Story Magazine. It was a contest to find which actor was the favorite of its readers! The contest initially was supposed to last a few months, but such a response was received that the contest lasted a full FIVE months! It was so … Continue reading Popular Players Contest – 1912
For the first interview in this series, it is very fitting that we will be looking toward the very first “movie star”, Florence Lawrence! I say “very first”, because she really was, the very first named movie star! “What?” you ask. “Does this mean that people didn’t have names back then?” The answer is, no, … Continue reading Florence Lawrence
Dearest Readers, 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 … Continue reading Hello, World!