Tag Archives: #Silent Films

From the Vaults: ‘While the City Sleeps’ — Part I

It’s worth spending a bit more time on our recent mystery movie “While the City Sleeps” for several reasons. It’s not widely available and most copies seem to be missing large chunks of the film, making the complex narrative even … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — Joseph Farnham, Script Doctor

Joseph Farnham in an undated photo, courtesy of Mary Mallory. Title writers are the mostly forgotten men of the silent film era, the scribes who relayed important plot points and character arcs through witty or descriptive lines employed on cards … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Silent Film Festivals, Then And Now

  Northern California plays host to two wonderful silent film festivals in the next few weeks, the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum’s Bronco Billy Silent Film Festival, and the San Francisco Silent Film Festival. Both celebrate the art of silent … Continue reading

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Witzel Photo – Found on EBay

A glass slide for the apparently missing film “Neptune’s Bride” has been listed on EBay. Notice the use of a Witzel photo of Pluvia. The slide is listed as “Buy It Now” for $74.99. July 25, 1920: Pluvia in “Neptune’s … Continue reading

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Eve Golden: Queen of the Dead

Horse-drawn hearse for sale on EBay – listed as Buy It Now for $8,000. Queen of the Dead—dateline October 24, 2011 •  A 68-year-old literary scholar and media theorist died on Oct. 18, which is very sad, of course, but … Continue reading

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