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Foreign Cinema Pages

Oscar-winning Films Pages Index

History of Cinema Pages

         still photo of Maria The Machine from Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" [1927]         here on Page One:

books on silent cinema

video collections

other media


on Page Two:
selected individual silent films

'Silent Era' pages at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle [1887-1933] Page
Theda Bara [1885-1955] Page
Louise Brooks [1906-85] Page
Charlie Chaplin [1889-1977] Page
Charley Chase [1893-1940] Page
Sergei M. Eisenstein [1898-1948] Page
Douglas Fairbanks [1883-1939] Page
Greta Garbo [1905-90] Page
D.W. Griffith [1875-1948] Page
Alice Guy-Blaché [1873-1968] Page
Jean Harlow [1911-37] Page
Thomas H. Ince [1882-1924] Page
Buster Keaton [1895-1966] Pages
Harry Langdon [1884-1944] Page
Laurel & Hardy Page
Max Linder [1883-1925] Page
Little Rascals / Our Gang Page
Harold Lloyd [1893-1971] Page
Oscar Micheaux [1884-1951] Page
F.W. Murnau [1888-1931] Page
'Pioneers of The Cinema' Page
Mack Sennett [1880-1960] Page
Thelma Todd [1906-35] Page
King Vidor [1894-1982] Page
'Silent Movie Serials' Pages

'Silent Era' pages at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore
Zane Grey Silent Movies Page
William S. Hart [1864-1946] Page
Tom Mix [1880-1940] Page
Fred Thomson [1890-1928] Page

Books  On  Silent  Cinema

Movies in the Age of Innocence classic book by Edward Wagenknecht  "The Movies In The Age of Innocence" [1962 classic]
by Edward Wagenknecht

Limelight Editions 9x5¾ pb [6/97] out of print/used
Ballantine pb [undated] out of print/used
Univ OK Press hardcover [12/62] out of print/used
Parade's Gone By  "The Parade's Gone By: A Vivid, Nostalgic, Immediate
Portrait of An Art Form In The Making" [1968]
by Kevin Brownlow

Univ CA Press 10x7 pb [6/76] for $30.17
Random House/Knopf hardcover [1968] out of print/used
Winners of The West / Sagebrush Heroes book by Kalton C. Lahue  "Winners of The West: The Sagebrush Heroes of The Silent Screen" [1971]
by Kalton C. Lahue

A.S. Barnes hardcover [1971] out of print/used

Ladies In Distress book by Kalton C. Lahue  "Ladies In Distress" [1971] by Kalton C. Lahue
A.S. Barnes 10x6½ hardcover [1971] out of print/used
The Silent Era actresses profiled are: Mary Astor, Theda Bara, Beverly Bayne, Clara Bow, Louise Brooks, Grace Cunard, Marion Davies, Priscilla Dean, Dolores Del Rio, Geraldine Farra, Pauline Frederick, Greta Garbo, Lillian Gish, Elaine Hammerstein, Juanita Hansen, Leatrice Joy, Alice Joyce, Barbara Lamarr, Lila Lee, Bessie Love, Mae Marsh, Mary Miles Minter, Mae Murray, Nita Naldi, Jane Novak, Olga Petrova, Mary Pickford, Arline Pretty, Aileen Pringle, Allene Ray, Marin Saris, Norma Shearer, Gloria Swanson, Norma Talmadge, Alice Terry, Florence Vidor, Fannie Ward, Kathlyn Williams & Clara Kimball Young

Gentlemen to the Rescue Heroes of the Silent Screen book by Kalton C. Lahue  "Gentlemen To The Rescue: The Heroes of The Silent Screen" [1972]
by Kalton C. Lahue

Short profiles of 30 Silent Era actors, including: King Baggot, John Barrymore, Richard Barthelmess, Lon Chaney, Richard Dix, Douglas Fairbanks, Sessue Hayakawa, Rod La Rocque, Rudolph Valentino, Henry B. Walthall & Ben Wilson
A.S. Barnes hardcover [1972] out of print/used
Silent Clowns book by Walter Kerr  "The Silent Clowns" [1975]
by Walter Kerr [1913-96], New York playwright & critic

Less attention on stars Chaplin, Keaton & Langdon, more on 'under-studied' star Harold Lloyd, as well as Arbuckle, Fairbanks, Lillian Gish, Laurel & Hardy, Max Linder, Mary Pickford, Mack Sennett, and many more; lavishly illustrated
Da Capo Press 10¾x8¼ pb [4/90] out of print/used
Knopf 12x9 pb [4/79] out of print/many used
Knopf hardcover [1975] out of print/used
American Silent Film  
"American Silent Film" [1978]
by William K. Everson

Da Capo Press 8¾x6 pb [1/2005] for $18.95
Oxford Univ Press hardcover [6/78] out of print/used
Hollywood Pioneers  "Hollywood: The Pioneers" [1979]
by Kevin Brownlow & John Kobal

Knopf hardcover [3/80] out of print/used
HarperCollins hardcover [10/79] out of print/used
Fifty Great American Silent Films book by Anthony Slide  "Fifty Great American Silent Films, 1912-1920: A Pictorial Survey" [1980]
by Anthony Slide

Dover Publng hardcover [6/80] out of print/used
Movies of the Silent Years book edited by Ann Lloyd & David Robinson  "Movies of The Silent Years" [1985]
Edited by Ann Lloyd & David Robinson

Orbis Publng Ltd. hardcover [1/85] out of print/used
Silent Movies book by Neil Sinyard  "Silent Movies" [1985] by Neil Sinyard
Smithmark Publrs 12½x9½ hardcover [2/95] out of print/many used
Stars of the Silents book by Edward Wagenknecht  "Stars of The Silents" [1987 classic]
by Edward Wagenknecht

Scarecrow/Rowman & Littlefield 8¾x5½ hardcover [6/87] for $37.95
Emergence of Cinema to 1907  "The Emergence of Cinema: The American Screen To 1907" [1990]
by Charles Musser
(History of The American Cinema, Vol. 1)
Univ CA Press 10x7 pb [5/94] for $34.95
Scribner's 10¼x7½ hardcover [2/90] for $99.00
Early Cinema / Space, Frame, Narrative  "Early Cinema: Space, Frame, Narrative" [1990]
by Thomas Elsaesser

British Film Institute 9x6 pb [10/90] for $31.95
British Film Institute hardcover [10/90] out of print/used
Transformation of Cinema  "The Transformation of Cinema, 1907-1915" [1990]
by Eileen Bowser
(History of The American Cinema, Vol. 2)
Univ CA Press 10x7 pb [5/94] for $18.21
Scribner's 10¼x7½ hardcover [12/90] for $99.00
Age of The Silent Feature Picture  "An Evening's Entertainment: The Age of The Silent Feature Picture, 1915-1928"
[1990] by Richard Koszarski
(History of The American Cinema, Vol. 3)
Univ CA Press 10x7 pb [5/94] for $27.50
Scribner's 10½x7½ hardcover [12/90] for $99.00

all ten volumes of the History of The American Cinema Series

Guide To Silent Westerns  "A Guide To Silent Westerns (Bibliographies & Indexes In The Performing Arts Series, Volume 13)" [1992] by Larry Langman
Greenwood Press 9¼x6 hardcover [10/92] for $126.95
The Silent Comedians book by Richard Dyer MacCann  "The Silent Comedians" [1993] by Richard Dyer MacCann
featuring John Bunny, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harry Langdon, Harold Lloyd, Mabel Normand & Mack Sennett
Scarecrow Press 8½x5½ textbook binding [6/93] for $32.50
Scarecrow Press 8¾x6 hardcover [6/93] for $49.50
Silent Cinema Introduction book by Paulo Cherchi Usai  "Silent Cinema: An Introduction (Revised & Expanded Edition)" [orig 1994]
by Paulo Cherchi Usai

British Film Institute 9½x6½ pb [10/2000] for $25.50
British Film Institute 9½x6½ hardcover [10/2000] out of print/used
French Cinema, 1896-1914 book by Richard Abel  "The Ciné Goes To Town: French Cinema, 1896-1914" [1994]
by Richard Abel

Univ CA Press 10x6¾ pb [6/98] for $37.15
Univ CA Press 10½x7½ hardcover [3/94] out of print/used
Seductive Art of Silent Film book by James Card  "Seductive Cinema: The Art of Silent Film" [1994]
by James Card

Univ MN Press 9¼x6¼ pb [3/99] for $19.95
Knopf 9¾x6½ hardcover [5/94] out of print/used
American Silent Film Comedies  "American Silent Film Comedies: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Persons, Studios & Terminology" [1995] by Blair Miller
McFarland & Co. 9¼x6 hardcover [7/95] for $45.00
Silent Film book edited by Richard Abel  "Silent Film" [1995] Edited & with an Introduction by Richard Abel
covers the early film industry around the world, including France, Germany & Russia
Rutgers Univ Press 9x6 pb [12/95] for $24.00
Rutgers Univ Press 9¼x6 hardcover [12/95] out of print/used
Music and the Silent Film book by Martin Miller Marks  "Music and The Silent Film: Contexts and Case Studies, 1895-1924" [1997]
by Martin Miller Marks

Oxford Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [2/97] for $110.00
Working-Class Hollywood  "Working-Class Hollywood: Silent Film & The Shaping of Class In America" [1997]
by Steven J. Ross

Princeton Univ Press 9x6 pb [12/99] for $26.95
Princeton Univ Press hardcover [12/97] out of print/used
Red Rooster Scare Making Cinema American book by Richard Abel  "The Red Rooster Scare: Making Cinema American, 1900-1910" [1999]
by Richard Abel

During the era of the nickelodeon theater, the French company Pathé dominated film distribution in America & Europe. But then American filmmakers fought back ...
Univ CA Press 8¾x6 pb [3/99] for $32.95
Univ CA Press 9¼x6 hardcover [3/99] for $55.00
Silent Films Critical Guide  "Silent Films, 1877-1996: A Critical Guide To 646 Movies" [1999]
by Robert K. Klepper

McFarland & Co. 9¾x7 pb [1/2005] for $47.45
McFarland & Co. hardcover [3/99] out of print/used
Moviemaking In Russia, 1908-1918 book by Denise Youngblood  "Magic Mirror: Moviemaking In Russia, 1908-1918" [1999]
by Denise J. Youngblood

Univ WI Press 9x6 pb [4/99] for $19.95
Univ WI Press 9x6 hardcover [4/99] out of print/used
Silent Stars book by Jeanine Basinger  "Silent Stars" [1999] by Jeanine Basinger
Wesleyan Univ Press pb [11/2000] for $21.24
Diane Publng hardcover [4/99] for $35.00
Knopf 9x7 hardcover [10/99] out of print/used
featured stars include Clara Bow, Lon Chaney, Marion Davies, Douglas Fairbanks, Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, William S. Hart, The Keystone Cops, Tom Mix, Colleen Moore, Pola Negri, Mabel Normand, Mary Pickford, Rin-Tin-Tin, Gloria Swanson, Constance & Norma Talmadge, and Rudolph Valentino
Guide To The Silent Years of American Cinema  
"Guide To The Silent Years of American Cinema" [1999]
by Donald W. McCaffrey & Christopher P. Jacobs

Greenwood Press 9½x6½ hardcover [9/99] for $107.95
Silent Echoes   "Silent Echoes: Discovering Early Hollywood Through the Films of Buster Keaton" [1999] by John Bengtson & Kevin Brownlow
Santa Monica Press 8½x11 pb [12/99] for $17.46
Buster Keaton Pages at Magic Lantern
Weimar Cinema & After  "Weimar Cinema and After: Germany's Historical Imaginary" [2000]
by Thomas Elsaesser

Routledge 9x5¾ pb [9/2000] for $30.20
Routledge 9½x6½ library-hardcover [9/2000] for $125.00
Silent Film / Triumph of the American Myth  "Silent Film and The Triumph of The American Myth" [2001]
by Paula Marantz Cohen

Oxford Univ Press 9¼x6 pb [4/2001] for $24.95
Oxford Univ Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [4/2001] for $55.00
Edgar Rice Burroughs & the Silent Screen book by Jerry L. Schneider  "Edgar Rice Burroughs and The Silent Screen, 1917-1929" [2002]
by Jerry L. Schneider

Imprintbooks 10x7 pb [6/2003] for $25.99
author's website

Edgar Rice Burroughs [1875-1950] Pages at Spirit of America Bookstore

The 1910s   "The 1910s: American Popular Culture Through History" [2002]
by David Blanke

Greenwood Press 9½x6 hardcover [4/2002] for $55.00
Silent Players   "Silent Players: A Biographical & Autobiographical Study of 100 Silent Film Actors & Actresses" [2002] by Anthony Slide
Univ Press KY 10¼x7¼ hardcover [9/2002] for $28.00
Black Manhood On The Silent Screen book by Gerald R. Butters, Jr.  "Black Manhood On The Silent Screen" [2002]
by Gerald R. Butters, Jr.

Univ Press of Kansas 8¼x5¾ hardcover [10/2002] for $35.00

and more on the subject on Magic Lantern's Afro-American Film Festival Pages

Feminist Reader in Early Cinema book edited by Jennifer M. Bean & Diane Negra  "A Feminist Reader In Early Cinema" [2002]
Edited by Jennifer M. Bean & Diane Negra

Topics/chapters include Cecil B. DeMille, Flappers, Greta Garbo, Alice Guy-Blaché, Alla Nazimova, Pola Negri, Mary Pickford, Adela Rogers St. Johns, Vamps & Women Directors
Duke Univ Press 9¼x6 pb [10/2002] for $27.95
Duke Univ Press hardcover [10/2002] for $99.95
The Silent Cinema Reader book edited by Lee Grieveson & Peter Kramer  "The Silent Cinema Reader" [orig 1980, rev 2003]
Edited by Lee Grieveson & Peter Kramer

Routledge 9½x6¾ pb [12/2003] for $38.02
Routledge 10x7 hardcover [12/2003] for $150.00

Up from the Vault: Rare Thrillers book by John T. Soister  "Up From The Vault: Rare Thrillers of The 1920s and 1930s" [2004] by John T. Soister
McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [7/2010] for $39.95
McFarland & Co. 10x7 hardcover [3/2004] out of print/used
covers 21 thrillers {widely-defined} that are well-regarded & eagerly sought, but difficult to find: "The Mystery of Dr. Fu Manchu" [1923 silent serial]; "The Unknown Purple" [1923 silent]; D.W. Griffith's "The Sorrows of Satan" [1926 silent]; "While London Sleeps" [1926 silent] starring Rin-Tin-Tin; "The Monkey Talks" [1927 silent] directed by Raoul Walsh; Charlie Chan in "The Chinese Parrot" [1927 silent lost film]; "Stark Mad" [1929 sound film]; "The Unholy Night" [1929] directed by Lionel Barrymore; "High Treason" [1929]; "The Spider" [1931]; Spanish-lang-uage Charlie Chan movie "Eran Trece" [1931]; "The Monkey's Paw" [1933]; "Trick For Trick" [1933]; "Deluge" [1933]; "The Vanishing Shadow" [1934 sound serial]; "The Witching Hour" [1934] directed by Henry Hathaway; "Double Door" [1934]; "Black Moon" [1934]; "Le Golem" [1936]; S.S. Van Dine's Philo Vance in "The Scarab Murder Case" [1937 lost film]; and "Sh! The Octopus" [1937]

The 1920s   "The 1920s: American Popular Culture Through History" [2004]
by Kathleen Drowne & Patrick Huber

Greenwood Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [3/2004] for $51.95
First Female Stars  "The First Female Stars: Women of The Silent Era" [2004]
by David W. Menefee

Chapters/subjects include Theda Bara, Beverly Bayne, Sarah Bernhardt, Pauline Frederick, Carol Dempster, Gene Gauntier, Janet Gaynor, Dorothy Gish, Mae Marsh, Mae Murray, Alla Nazimova, Constance Talmadge, Norma Talmadge, Laurette Taylor & Pearl White
Praeger Publrs 9¼x6½ hardcover [3/2004] for $46.95
Talking to the Piano Player Silent Film book by Stuart Oderman  "Talking To The Piano Player: Silent Film Stars, Writers & Directors Remember"
[2004] by Stuart Oderman

rare interviews & photos of Madge Bellamy, Betty Bronson, Frank Capra, Jackie Coogan, Jerry Devine, Marlene Dietrich, Minta Durfee, Allan Dwan, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Anita Garvin, Leatrice Joy, Anita Loos, Patsy Ruth Miller, Colleen Moore, Ann Pennington, Aileen Pringle, Dorothy Davenport (Mrs. Wallace) Reid, Billie Rhodes, Adela Rogers St. Johns, Constance Talmadge, Lois Wilson, and Claire Windsor
BearManor Media 9x6 pb [10/2004] for $19.95
Encyclopedic Dictionary of Women in Early American Films book by Denise Lowe  
"An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Women In Early American Films, 1895-1930"
[2004] by Denise Lowe

Routledge 8¼x6 pb [12/2004] for $59.95
Routledge 9x6¼ hardcover [12/2004] for $120.60
Silent Film Sound book by Rick Altman  "Silent Film Sound" [2005] by Rick Altman
Columbia Univ Press 10x8 pb [3/2007] for $30.00
Columbia Univ Press 10¼x8 hardcover [1/2005] for $90.00
Silent Traces  "Silent Traces: Discovering Early Hollywood Through The Films of Charlie Chaplin" [2006] by John Bengtson & Kevin Brownlow
Santa Monica Press 8½x11 pb [8/2006] for $16.47
Charlie Chaplin Page at Magic Lantern
Women Filmmakers in Early Hollywood  "Women Filmmakers In Early Hollywood" [2006]
by Karen Ward Mahar

Johns Hopkins Univ Press hardcover [10/2006] for $42.30
Movies of the 20s  "Movies of The 20s and Early Cinema" [2007]
by Jürgen Müller

Taschen 9¾x7¾ pb [9/2007] for $29.19
First Male Stars  "The First Male Stars: Men of The Silent Era" [2007]
by David W. Menefee

BearManor Media 9x6 pb [10/2007] for $29.95
covered actors include: John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Richard Barthelmess, John Bunny, Francis X. Bushman, Lon Chaney, Jackie Coogan, William S. Hart, Tom Mix, Antonio Moreno, Jack Pickford, Wallace Reid, Rudolph Valentino & Crane Wilbur
Silent Movies / Birth & Triumph of Movie Culture  "Silent Movies: The Birth of Film & The Triumph of Movie Culture (from the Archives of the Library of Congress)" [2007] by Peter Kobel
Little, Brown hardcover [11/2007] for $29.70
Silent Lives Biographies of The Silent Film Era book by Lon Davis  "Silent Lives: 100 Biographies of The Silent Film Era" [2008]
by Lon Davis, Foreword by Kevin Brownlow

BearManor Media 9x6 pb [2/2008] for $22.45
Brief History of the Silent Screen book by Larry Telles  "A Brief History of The Silent Screen: and The World At That Time - A Return To The Days When Movies Couldn't Talk and Radios Glowed In The Dark" [2008]
As told by Larry Telles, Foreword by Diana Serra 'Baby Peggy' Cary

Bitterroot Mountain Publng pb with DVD [2008] out of print/used
the book includes a 2-hour DVD with 55 silent b&w films
available for $16.95 + s/h from author's website via PayPal
official book site
American Cinema, 1890-1909 book edited by Andre Gaudreault  
"American Cinema, 1890-1909: Themes & Variations" [2009]
Edited by André Gaudreault

Rutgers Univ Press 9x6 pb [1/2009] for $24.95
Rutgers Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [1/2009] for $70.00
American Cinema of The 1910s Themes & Variations book edited by Charlie Keil & Ben Singer  "American Cinema of The 1910s: Themes & Variations" [2009]
Edited by Charlie Keil & Ben Singer

Rutgers Univ Press 9x6 [2/2009] for $24.95
Rutgers Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [2/2009] for $70.00
Dangerous Curves Atop Hollywood Heels book by Michael G. Ankerich  "Dangerous Curves Atop Hollywood Heels: The Lives, Careers, and Misfortunes of 14 Hard-Luck Girls of The Silent Screen" [2010] by Michael G. Ankerich
featuring Silent Era actresses Agnes Ayres, Olive Borden, Grace Darmond, Elinor Fair, Juanita Hansen, Wanda Hawley, Natalie Joyce, Barbara La Marr, Martha Mansfield, Mary Nolan, Marie Prevost, Lucille Ricksen, Eve Southern & Alberta Vaughn
BearManor Media 9x6 pb [12/2010] for $26.95
Falling Stars, Ten Who Tried book by David W. Menefee  "Falling Stars: Ten Who Tried To Be A Movie Star" [2011]
by David W. Menefee

Profiles include Maude Adams, Enrico Caruso, Eleonora Duse, Mary Garden, Harry Houdini, Helen Keller, Anna Pavlova, Lottie Pickford, Babe Ruth, and Otis Skinner
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [8/2011] for $14.95

Video  /  Collections

Landmarks of Early Film Volume 2  "Landmarks of Early Film, Volume 1" [1994]
Image Ent b&w DVD [7/98] for $26.99
includes Edison Kinetoscope films (1894-96), films by the brothers Lumière (1895-97), films by French special effects pioneer Georges Méliès, documentary 'actualities' {1897-1910), and selected short films from 1903 to 1913
"Landmarks of Early Film, Volume 2: The Magic of Méliès" [1994]
Image Ent b&w/color DVD [3/99] for $26.99
includes the documentary "Georges Melies: Cinema Magician" [1978] and 15 restored Georges Méliès shorts

Slapstick Encyclopedia box set  "Slapstick Encyclopedia, 1909-1927" [2002]
Curated by film historians David Shepard & Joe Adamson
Image Ent. b&w DVD [4/2002] 5 disks for $62.99
includes 53 complete shorts plus snippets, from directors & comedians Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Monty Banks, Charley Bowers, Charlie Chaplin, Oliver Hardy, Buster Keaton, Harry Langdon, Stan Laurel, Max Linder, Harold Lloyd, Will Rogers, Larry Semon, Mack Sennett, Ben Turpin & Bert Williams
Griffith Masterworks DVD box set  "Griffith Masterworks" box set [2002]
Kino Video b&w DVD [12/2002] 7 disks for $89.99
includes "The Birth of A Nation" [1915], "Intolerance" [1916], "Broken Blossoms" [1919], "Orphans of The Storm" [1921], and 23 Biograph shorts [1909-13], plus many extras
"D.W. Griffith: Years of Discovery, 1909-1913" [22 Biograph shorts; 2002]
Image Ent. b&w DVD [9/2002] 2 disks for $35.99
Magic Lantern's D.W. Griffith [1875-1948] Page

Nickelodia silent short films DVD box set - volume 1  "Nickelodia - Volume 1" [2006]
Unknown Video b&w DVD [4/2006] for $19.95
All films are complete and feature piano scores by Frederick Hodges; contains "A Country Cupid" [Biograph 1911 short] directed by D.W. Griffith, starring Blanche Sweet & Edna Foster; "The Adventures of Billy" [Biograph 1911 short] directed by D.W. Griffith, starring Donald Crisp & Edna Foster; "The Charge of The Light Brigade" [Edison 1912 short] directed by J. Searle Dawley; "The Egyptian Mummy" [Vitagraph 1914 short] directed by Lee Beggs; "In The Tennessee Hills" [Kay-Bee 1915 short] produced by Thomas Ince, directed by James Vincent; "Broncho Billy's Sentence" [Essanay 1915 short] directed by & starring G.M. Anderson
Nickelodia silent short films DVD box set = volume 2   "Nickelodia - Volume 2" [2007]
Unknown Video b&w DVD [11/2007] for $19.95
Six main films are complete and feature piano scores by Frederick Hodges; contains "The Light That Came" [Biograph 1909 short] directed by D.W. Griffith; "Fate's Turning" [Biograph 1911 short] directed by D.W. Griffith; "As A Boy Dreams" [I.M.P. 1911 short] directed by Thomas Ince, starring Mary Pickford; "Little Dove's Romance" [Bison 1911 short] directed by Fred Balshofer; "Peeping Pete" [Keystone 1913 short] directed by & starring Mack Sennett, co-starring Ford Sterling & Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle; "The Leap From The Water Tower" [Kalem 1915 serial] directed by & starring J.P. McGowan, co-starring Helen Holmes; plus bonus of the exciting last reel of "The Juggernaut" [Vitagraph 1915 feature film] directed by Ralph W. Ince

Silent Classics Collection 2007 DVD box set  "Silent Classics Collection" DVD Box Set [2007]
350-minute Alpha Home Ent. b&w DVD set [9/2008] 4 disks for $12.59
240-minute Alpha Video leather-bound Special Edition b&w DVD set [2/2007] 4 disks for $12.59
240-minute Alpha Video b&w DVD set [2/2007] 4 disks - out of prodn/used
contains 4 b&w silent feature films: "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" [1920] starring John Barrymore; "The Golem" [Germany 1920] with the original music score; "The Thief of Bagdad" [1924] starring Douglas Fairbanks; and "The Lost World" [1925], directed by Harry O. Hoyt, special effects by Marcel Delgado
Silent Greats Ultimate Collection DVD box set  "Silent Greats: The Ultimate Collection" DVD Box Set [2007]
St. Clair Ent. DVD set [6/2007] 6 disks for $22.49
the first three disks contain 52 Charlie Chaplin shorts from 1914 to 1919; the other three disks contain 13 Buster Keaton shorts from 1921 to 1923, and five Keaton features: "The General" [1927 silent]; "Steam-boat Bill, Jr." [1928 silent]; "Parlor, Bedroom & Bath" [1931 talkie]; "L'il Abner" [1940 talkie]; and "The Villain Still Pursued Her" [1941 talkie]; extras include posters gallery & trivia quiz

Timeless Media 'Golden Age of Silent Films' collections on DVD  "The Golden Age of Silent Films" [2007]
Timeless Media Group DVD set [11/2007] 3 disks - out of prodn/used
Host Dale Reed introduces each of the six silent features included on this DVD box set: "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" [Paramount 1920] starring John Barrymore; "The Mark of Zorro" [1920] starring Douglas Fairbanks; Eleanor H. Porter's "Pollyanna" [1920] starring Mary Pickford; "Blood and Sand" [1922] starring Rudolph Valentino; Victor Hugo's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" [Universal 1923] starring Lon Chaney; and Buster Keaton's "The General" [1927]
"The Golden Age of Silent Films" 2-disk set [2008]
four films only, same as above: "Dr. Jekyll", "Zorro", "Blood & Sand" and "Hunchback"
Timeless Media Group DVD set [10/2008] 2 disks - out of prodn/used
in Collector's Tin container: Timeless Media Group DVD set [2/2009] 2 disks - out of prodn/used

Silent Classics Ultimate Collection DVD box set  "Silent Classics The Ultimate Collection" DVD Box Set [2008]
St. Clair Ent. DVD set [4/2008] 6 disks for $19.99
19 movies on six disks; the first four disks contain "The Mark of Zorro" [1920] starring Douglas Fairbanks & Noah Beery; "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" [1920] starring John Barrymore & Nita Naldi; "Nosferatu" [1922] starring Max Schreck; "Oliver Twist" [1922] starring Jackie Coogan & Lon Chaney; "Robin Hood" [1922] starring Douglas Fairbanks & Wallace Beery; "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
[1923] starring Lon Chaney; "The Thief of Bagdad" [1924] starring Douglas Fairbanks & Anna May Wong; "The Phantom of The Opera" [1925] starring Lon Chaney; "Don Q, Son of Zorro" [1925] starring Douglas Fairbanks & Mary Astor; Fritz Lang's "Metropolis"
; and "The Iron Mask" [1929] starring Douglas Fairbanks; extras include poster gallery & two radio shows; Disk 5 contains 4 Mary Pickford films: "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" [1917]; "The Poor Little Rich Girl" [1917]; "Pollyanna" [1920]; and "Little Annie Rooney" [1925]; Disk 6 contains 4 "Wizard of Oz" films: "The Patchwork Girl of Oz" [1914] starring Violet MacMillan, Bert Glennon, Todd Wright & Hal Roach; "His Majesty, The Scarecrow of Oz" [1914] starring Violet MacMillan; "The Magic Cloak of Oz" [1914 short] starring Mildred Harris & Violet MacMillan; "The Wizard of Oz" [1925] starring Dorothy Dwan, Charles Murray, Larry Semon, Oliver Hardy & Allen 'Farina' Hoskins; plus bonus 'Oz Gallery'

Griffith Masterworks 2 DVD box set  "Griffith Masterworks - Volume 2" box set [2008]
Kino Intl. DVD box set [11/2008] 5 disks for $80.99
contains "The Avenging Conscience" [1914 feature] starring Henry B. Walthall, Spottiswoode Aitken & Blanche Sweet; "Way Down East" [1920 feature] starring Lillian Gish & Richard Barthelmess; "Sally of The Sawdust"
[1925 feature] starring Carol Dempster & W.C. Fields; "Abraham Lincoln" [1930 feature] starring Walter Huston; "The Struggle" [1931 feature]; and the PBS documentary "D.W. Griffith: Father of Film" [1993]; plus bonus "Edgar Allen Poe" [Biograph 1909 short]

Magic Lantern's D.W. Griffith [1875-1948] Page

Seven Silent Films Lost for a Century on DVD  "Seven Silent Films: Lost For A Century" [2012]
American Media Intl. b&w silent DVD [8/2012] for $19.99
contains restored versions of seven early one-reeler films: "The Count of Monte Cristo" [filmed stageplay 1908] { IMDb } co-directed by & starring Francis Boggs; Gertrude Norman Film [unknown title; 1910] not listed on IMDb; "The New Sign of The Globe Hotel" [Italy June 1910] { IMDb }; "Distractions of Foolshead" [Italy June 1910] { IMDb }; "The City of Singapore" [Pathé Frères Aug 1911] { IMDb }; "A Lucky Holdup" [Eclair American April 1912] { IMDb } starring Dorothy Gibson; and the first-known all-black-cast film "A Fool and His Money" [Solax Oct 1912] { IMDb } directed by Alice Guy-Blaché [1873-1968]

Other  Media

Silent Movie Stars Lost Recordings on audio CD  "Silent Movie Stars Speak: The Lost Recordings" [2010]
order CD online from for $12.95 + s/h
The 21 tracks include the voices of: 'Bronco Billy' Anderson; Ethel Barrymore; John Barrymore; Lionel Barrymore; Sarah Bernhardt [4:03]; Charlie Chaplin [2:47]; Jackie Coogan (with his father); Douglas Fairbanks [2:08]; Greta Garbo [3:59]; John Gilbert [4:02] displaying his rich baritone; Lillian Gish; D.W. Griffith [2:23] (with Walter Houston); William S. Hart [7:28] and the farewell speech he gave in a Prologue for the 1930s re-release of "Tumbleweeds"; Buster Keaton [5:19]; Stan Laurel [4:56]; Harold Lloyd [6:47]; Ramon Novarro; Mary Pickford; Gloria Swanson [3:30] in a haunting monologue from a live performance of "Sunset Boulevard"; Blanche Sweet; and Laurette Taylor

L i n k s
Donald Sosin & Joanna Seaton's Music For Silent Films
TL's 'Silents Are Golden' website
Welcome To Silent Movies fansite
German-language site of Silent Era postcards
Silent Clowns Film Series [est. 1996] in New York City
Silent Era website [est. 1999]
Silent Film Society of Chicago [est. 1998]
Harpodeon [est. 2008] distributes silent films online
Silent London weblog [est. 2010] for all silent film events in London, U.K.

Kansas Silent Film Festival [Feb 2009 = #13] in Topeka, Kansas
The Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema [March 2011 = #1] in Scotland
Toronto Silent Film Festival [April 2011 = #2] in Canada
British Silent Film Festival [April 2011 = #14], at the Barbican Cinemas in London, UK
Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Benefit [May 2013 = #26] in California
'Slapsticon' silent comedy film festival [July 2008 = #6] in Arlington, VA
San Francisco Silent Film Festival [July 2008 = #13]
Internationale Stummfilmtage / International Silent Film Festival [August 2012 = #28] in Bonn, Germany
Forssa Silent Movie Festival [Aug-Sept 2011 = #11] in Finland
Denver Silent Film Festival [Sept 2012 = #2]

Selected  Individual  Films  { in alphabetical order }
now on Page Two

here on the 'Great Films Before The Academy Awards' Pages at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

on Page One:  top of pagebooks on silent cinemavideo collectionsother medialinks

on Page Two:  selected individual silent films

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