Tag Archives: Silent Actors

Hollywood A Celebration of American Silent Film

Hollywood: A Celebration of American Silent Film is a comprehensive documentary on the silent era. It was directed by Kevin Brownlow and David Gill with narration by James Mason. It was released in 1980 by Thames Television with each 13-part … Continue reading

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The Romance of Valentino

In honor of Valentine’s Day I thought it only fitting to share my love for Rudolph Valentino.  Why was Rudolph Valentino a sex symbol of the 1920’s.  Have a look at these images and judge for yourself.

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Rudolph Valentino

Of all the silent film stars Valentino is my absolute favorite. Rudolph Valentino was born in Italy on May 6, 1895 and was a popular 1920’s silent film actor.  He was the first sex symbol of the movies.  He started … Continue reading

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Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle

Before big name comedians like Chaplin, Keaton or Lloyd there was Roscoe Arbuckle.  He was one of the most famous silent actors of the early 1900’s.  At the height of his career he was the highest paid actor in Hollywood … Continue reading

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