Frank Capra silent feature The Matinee Idol is a great way to introduce yourself to Bessie Love who gives a fantastic performance as a local hick actor brought to Broadway for laughs … and tears.
Happy birthday to silent film actor and professional wrestler Bull Montana (1887-1950). Bull’s featured here on a movie card, also included are some excerpts about his career.
Happy birthday to Dorothy Gish (1898-1968), the little sister who was a big star herself, with a gallery of Dorothy Gish collectibles plus The Unseen Enemy (1912) shown in its entirety.
Today’s Rubye de Remer’s birthday! Who’s that? Well, not a lot of info, but I’ve put together what I could plus an image of an early movie card picturing her.
Screwball Zasu Pitts just may have given the greatest single performance in screen history back in 1924 as Trina in Erich Von Stroheim’s famously lost classic Greed.
The New Yorker Silent Film Review Index by Jason Liller locates well over 1,000 film reviews published by The New Yorker magazine between 1925-1929. Along with the film’s title the date and page that the original review was published on is included for every review published by the lofty publication during this period.