Today's selection is a British silent film about actors in the movies. This is one I am seeing for the first time.
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
I am continuing my adventure with movies in the movies and am revisiting Hollywood in the past again. This is a William Castle film inspired by the unsolved murder of director William Desmond Taylor in 1922.
#11 Hollywood Story
"A deserted motion picture studio. A shot. And a corpse. The year, 1929."
|Pointing out Valentino.|
|Francis X. Bushman|
|Betty Blythe and William Farnum|
|William Farnum, Helen Gibson and Francis X. Bushman|
|Joel McCrea acts a scene with fictional Roland Paul.|
Monday, January 10, 2022
I am returning to Hollywood in the silent era this evening. This is a movie I've enjoyed before and look forward to seeing again.
#10 Show People
"To hopeful hundreds there is a golden spot on the map called--Hollywood."
|I was excited to see John Gilbert, too.|
|Her big break in show biz.|
|Charlie Chaplin asks for Peggy's autograph.|
|Dorothy Sebastian, Louella Parsons, Estelle Taylor|
|Claire Windsor, Aileen Pringle, Karl Dane|
|George K. Arthur, Leatrice Joy, Renée Adorée|
|Rod La Rocque, Mae Murray, John Gilbert|
|Norma Talmadge, Douglas Fairbanks, Marion Davies|
|Douglas Fairbanks, Marion Davies, William S. Hart|
|King Vidor and Marion Davies|