Category Archives: silent film

American Memory Film Collection

TweetAmerican Memory Film Collection at the Library of Congress.Click on the title of the topic that interests you, then click on “List the Film Titles” for the individual film. That link will give you a choice of mpeg, rm, or … Continue reading

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World War I, a CBS News production

TweetWorld War I, a CBS News production. Narration written by Arthur Kloch, narrated by Robert Ryan. Originally aired 1964-1965. The historical narrative in this documentary series is much simplified compared to most books on WWI I’ve read, and also the … Continue reading

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Theda Bara in "A Fool There Was"

Tweet As part of my research into the period of World War One, I watched a video copy of the 1915 Theda Bara movie, A Fool There Was. It’s a silent, intended both to titillate and to warn against dangerous … Continue reading

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"The Good Old Naughty Days," silent erotica

TweetSeveral years ago, I saw “The Good Old Naughty Days,” a collection of silent French pornographic films, mostly from the 1920s. I was foiled in my hope of seeing a period brassiere–the women didn’t wear any, presumably because they were … Continue reading

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