RIP Silent Move Star Carla Laemmle

Screen shot 2014-06-13 at 12.13.13 PM

Dancer and silent movie star Carla Laemmle (whose uncle founded Universal Studios) died last night, leaving just Mexican silent movie star Lupita Tovar, child stars Baby Peggy, Dickie Moore, Fay McKenzie and a couple of Our Gang kids left as the only living stars from the silent era. Carla was 104. “Her heart just stopped,” Laemmle’s great niece, ... See the Rest

Flashback 1928: Buster Keaton Writes His New Year’s Resolutions


Umph. the things I would do to Buster Keaton. ... See the Rest

Corinne Griffith Appreciation Post


First of all: Stunning headpiece. Dutch Deco. You don't see THAT very often. That's silent film star Corinne Griffith wearing it in 1926's Mademoiselle Modiste. A cursory look at Wikipedia reveals a woman who led an extrodinary life. Unlike most silent film stars, she went on to have a highly lucrative career after her film days were over. With the ... See the Rest

Swanson on Swanson

Screen shot 2013-05-03 at 5.32.30 PM

From a 1980 interview, the legendary Gloria Swanson discusses the lion scene in Cecil B DeMille's Male and Female (1919). "When he roared," she says, "it was like THOUSANDS of vibrators all over you!" Been THERE, sister! ... See the Rest

Retro Glam


Now THAT'S how you do a smoky eye! Is this Theda? Or Clara? Or some other hoochie vamp like Nita Naldi, Louise Glaum, or Valeska Suratt? I'm pretty sure it's Theda, but I never miss an opportunity to name drop Valeska Suratt. And link to pictures of her. ... See the Rest

Ramon Novarro Appreciation Post

Screen shot 2013-02-06 at 12.36.49 PM

It's his birthday today, you know. The gorgeous silent film star was born in 1899 and died in 1968. It's his death, of course, that most of us still fixate on. Stop me if you've heard this one before: The aging former star was allegedly beaten and choked to death with a lead dildo in his Laurel Canyon home by two teenage hustlers whom he had hired. ... See the Rest

Pictures of Louise Brooks Without her Iconic ‘Do

Screen shot 2012-10-22 at 2.02.20 PM

Still beautiful, still eminently photographable, but without the pageboy does she still have that OOMPH that made her such an icon for the ages? (via Retro-Fuck) ... See the Rest

Hot Look of the Day


Silent Italian movie star Italia Almirante as Violante in L'Arzigogolo (1924). (via Sissydude) ... See the Rest