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An archive of articles on the silent era of world cinema.
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CONTEMPORARY ARTICLES

When Mary Pickford Came to Me
The king of the stage writes about the queen of the movies.
by David Belasco

The Star Soubrette
Edna Purviance, Charlie Chaplin’s leading lady.
by John H. Blackwood

Virginia’s Real
Miss Bradford Would Rather Act Than Be Under Contract
by Cedric Belfrage

Little Stars, Part IV
Miriam Battista, Jane and Katherine Lee, Kittens Reichert and Lorna Volare

The Dual Personality of An Actress
Actress Cleo Madison

The Talking Picture
by Hugh Hoffman

The Outlook (for 1923)
by Joe Dannenberg

 

PHOTOPLAY STORIES

The Garden of Shadows (1916)
by Grace Oppen

The Quack Quakers (1916)
by Montanye Perry

 

MODERN ARTICLES

Kind Hearts and Cruel Comforts
Lokke Heiss reviews the 2013 Pordenone Festival of Silent Film.
by Lokke Heiss

New Babylon Revisited
Lokke Heiss reviews the 2011 Pordenone Festival of Silent Film.
by Lokke Heiss

Merry Widows and Silent Sleuths
Lokke Heiss reviews the 2009 Pordenone Festival of Silent Film.
by Lokke Heiss

An Interview with Silent Film Composer Ekkehard Wölk
The German jazz and classical pianist discusses music composition for silent films.
by Ehsan Khoshbakht

Crazy Rays and Scattered Shadows
Lokke Heiss reports on the 2007 Pordenone Festival of Silent Film.
by Lokke Heiss

The Suffering Earth and a Light from the East
Lokke Heiss takes a look the 2005 Pordenone Festival of Silent Film.
by Lokke Heiss

Sweet Dreams Are Made of These
Lokke Heiss reports from the 2004 San Francisco Silent Film Festival.
by Lokke Heiss

Far Away, So Close
Lokke Heiss reports from the 2003 Pordenone Silent Film Festival in Sacile, Italy.
by Lokke Heiss

Divine Grace and a Touch of the Devil
Lokke Heiss reports from the 2003 San Francisco Silent Film Festival.
by Lokke Heiss

Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Lokke Heiss reports from the 2002 Pordenone Silent Film Festival in Sacile, Italy.
by Lokke Heiss

Winsor McCay The Famous Cartoonist of the N.Y. Herald and His Moving Comics
A shot-by-shot comparison of two prints, available on home video, of Winsor McCay’s 1911 animation experiment.
by Carl Bennett
 
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