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Posts tagged “silent movies

Marion Davies in “Show People”

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Marion Davies in a publicity photo for the 1928 film “Show People”.

 

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Marion Davies-1928-The Cardboard Lover

Original B&W photo.

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Buster Keaton and Friends

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Buster Keaton and friends, sometime in the 1920s.

 

c. 1920s: Buster Keaton with Women in Swimsuits

c. 1920s: Buster Keaton with Women in Swimsuits

Original B&W photo.


City Lights

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Charlie Chaplin with his costar Virginia Cherrill, in the 1931 film “City Lights”.
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Original B&W photo.


Stan Laurel

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Arthur Stanley Jefferson. better known to the world as Stan Laurel, in character for a solo film role without his famous comedy partner Oliver Hardy. I’m not sure of the date of this one, but I think it’s around 1927, which would mean it was around the time the two men first met.

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Original B&W photo.


Louise Brooks

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Louise Brooks in 1925. It was quite a busy and important year for Brooks. Among other things, she joined the Ziegfeld Follies, which is where this photo comes from, she had a summer long affair with Charlie Chaplin, she appeared on her first magazine cover, Art & Beauty Magazine, and most importantly for the future star of silent movies, she appeared in her first film, “The Street of Forgotten Men“, and signed five year contract with Paramount.

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Original B&W photo.