Archive for Silent Film

Tod Browning – The Edgar Allan Poe of Cinema

Tod Browning – The Edgar Allan Poe of Cinema

Today marks the birthday of actor, screenwriter and director Tod Browning. We have Browning to thank for the classic and the most well known version of Dracula starring Bela Lugosi, as well as cult favourite and deeply disturbing Freaks (I still can’t shake scenes from that film years…

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Silent Ladies – Stacia Napierkowska

Silent Ladies – Stacia Napierkowska

A Look At Silent Film Actress Stacia Napierkowska I’m absolutely enchanted by these photos of French silent film actress Stacia Napierkowska. Best known for her portrayal as Marfa Koutiloff in Louis Feuillade’s 1915 silent film serial Les Vampires – particularly episode 2, ‘The Ring That Kills‘, dancing as a vampire bat,…

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Wings – The First Best Picture

Wings – The First Best Picture

For the longest time I had a framed photograph of the above image which travelled with me everywhere. It’s a photo of Clara Bow from the 1927 silent film Wings. I originally bought the photo from a small shop in New York that specialized in prints…

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Covet – Gifts for the Silent Film Lover

Covet – Gifts for the Silent Film Lover

The Holidays are approaching at breakneck speed, and I’ve yet to consume enough Egg-Noggy goodness for the rest of the year (Obligatory Geek Quote: ‘Tis the season, Marge! We only get thirty sweet noggy days. Then the government takes it away again.), so without further…

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It Began in Berlin – at the Carnival

It Began in Berlin – at the Carnival

Hello! So, these things must start somewhere, (things being this blog)and this is as good a time and place as anywhere. And so: “It Began in Berlin – at the Carnival – “Intertitle screen capture from Variété (1925) I had the good fortune the other night…

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