What is a flapper? Actress Oli...

Dec 6, 2016 by

What’s the definition of a flapper? During the filming of Olive Thomas’ new Selznick picture “The Flapper,”...

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120+ gorgeous, glamorous actre...

Aug 8, 2016 by

A new age of cinema celebrities While fame itself was nothing new in the 1920s, the recent introduction of moving pictures had...

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Mollie King in The Seven Pearl...

Feb 12, 2016 by

The Seven Pearls was a 15-episode action film serial released in 1917, but little is known about it other than the picture’s...

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Motion picture etiquette: Lant...

Nov 19, 2015 by

From “Madam – How would you like to sit behind the hat you are wearing?” to “3 minutes intermission while...

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The mysterious & mischiev...

Nov 1, 2015 by

The mysterious — and mischievous — magician Houdini by Harriette Underhill All men are fascinating until you understand...

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The early life of Charlie Chap...

Mar 29, 2015 by

Charlie Chaplin’s Story Charlie Chaplin’s Story, as narrated by Mr Chaplin himself to Photoplay Magazine’s Special...

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Silent films: Why so many old ...

Jul 17, 2014 by

Silent cinema was not a primitive style of filmmaking, but an alternate form of storytelling, with artistic triumphs equivalent to or greater than those of the sound films that followed.

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‘The Dramatic Life of Ab...

Jul 17, 2014 by

Find out about the lost silent film, ‘The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln,’ said to be a dignified and reverent, but altogether entertaining, motion picture from 1924.

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The Misfits: A finale for both...

Mar 28, 2014 by

While the “finale” in the original article title refers to the fact that this was Clark Gable’s last movie — he died just 12 days after filming of The Misfits ended — looking back, we can see that the phrasing was oddly (and sadly) prescient: Time would eventually reveal that this was Marilyn Monroe’s final film role, too.

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Western star Tom Mix killed in...

Jan 11, 2014 by

Tom Mix dies in car crash near Florence [Arizona] Screen and circus star is pinned under auto Florence, Oct 12 — Tom Mix,...

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Are they real or fake? Silent ...

Nov 22, 2013 by

The sensational feats of motion-picture stars Are they genuine or faked? A frank discussion of a question that has been asked by...

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Fame has drawbacks, says actre...

Oct 8, 2013 by

Fame has drawbacks — even spoils recreation by Theda Bara, Written especially for The Day Book Is there any fame that...

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Where reel life romance meets ...

Sep 10, 2013 by

Why aren’t the movie “real” life stories like the reel life stories? Why must Cupid, who smiles so happily in the...

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The Burns & Allen story (...

Sep 21, 2012 by

The story of comedy duo George & Gracie George Burns and Gracie Allen started their screen career with the only contract of its...

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Tom Mix becomes a roping Romeo...

Sep 4, 2012 by

Tom Mix becomes a roping Romeo The full breath of the big ranches with their stirring horsemen, their daring deeds, their ambitions,...

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The rise and fall of the stars...

Jun 19, 2012 by

The movies 1936 stars have lasted well — but new faces are coming up Each year, the Motion Picture Herald, a prominent movie...

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Mary Pickford in “The Lo...

Apr 23, 2012 by

Mary Pickford in “The Love Light” “The Love Light” — A production with which no comparison can be made...

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