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A Family-Sized Passport

One advantage of writing about the 1920s, as opposed to say the 1320s, is the availability of contemporary photographs and sometimes even videos like this silent short… 136 more words


1920's Palm Springs Loved by Rudolph Valentino

Palm Springs was known as a weekend getaway for Hollywood’s elite with its scenic views provided the perfect backdrop for relaxation and fun. The exotic trees and foliage was one of the reasons those Hollywood silent film directors would come to Palm Springs to film their movies. 255 more words


Every year between their regular annual festivals, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival presents a smaller, single day event at which patrons are treated to all the vibrancy and excitement of the regular festival, on a smaller scale. 796 more words

Lara Gabrielle Fowler

A new biography of Pola Negri!

I have just completed a biography of legendary silent film star Pola Negri.:  A CREATURE OF FLAME AND DESIRE.  From the Back cover:

“Pola Negri was one of the greatest stars of the silent screen, a woman whose personal story of success and hardship, of loves and tragedies, is more compelling than any Hollywood movie.   71 more words

23 Aug 1928 - Two Years Later

Rudolph Valentino died two years ago and he was the most idolized figure the screen has ever known. His passing was mourned all over the world. 54 more words

1925 - Who Are?

In 1925, a poll was taken in the United States and Rudolph Valentino was named fourth most popular dancer.

“Would-be tangoers, should remember that the good dancer gives his exclusive attention to his partner”..Rudolph Valentino 1925