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Walk Of Fame - November 2015

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In this new series of posts I’ll be selecting a Star at random from every decade (who was born in that decade) starting from the 1880s up until the 1990s to be interred in this land of magic and wonder, who will for ever more see their name set in stone far beyond the places where Gods dare to tread. 914 more words

Walk Of Fame

Silent 1776

There is something about these very early Biograph silent movies… Stories compressed in ten or twenty minutes, the transition in progress from stage to screen, an endearing amount of unreality and naïvety… 135 more words

Silent Movies

Little Annie Rooney Released

Mary Pickford’s Little Annie Rooney was release 90 years ago this month, in October of 1925. I am very familiar with this film because it was being filmed during the time my second and third mysteries, SILENT MURDERS and RENTING SILENCE, take place. 582 more words

Silent Movies

Past Imperfect - #309

Mary Pickford: “What do you mean this doesn’t look realistic?”

Douglas Fairbanks: “We’re supposed to be looking like the typical American family so the people in Kansas will go see our movies. 213 more words


The Female of the Species (1912)

This is one of the better of the one-reelers D.W. Griffith directed for Biograph. Shot in California, it takes good advantage of the scenery and also of three female leads, who refrain from any frolicking in this one to give powerful… 468 more words


Research in France, Classic Movie Events and Upcoming TCM Programming

I am back in the United States after a wonderful August researching Marion Davies in France. The research is going well, and I did have some downtime to enjoy the country with a good friend, including several days in beautiful, rugged Corsica and tranquil northern Provence. 520 more words

Lara Gabrielle Fowler