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Constance Binney in Erstwhile Susan, first film by Realart Films & Binneys only surviving complete film”

The Difference Between Silent Film & Talkie Make-Up - who knew they wore yellow lipstick and blue foundation to achieve contrast with early silent film stock?

The orthochromatic film used in early black and white cinema did a poor job of picking up yellow and red light spectrums. To make up for this deficit, actors had to be coated in highly contrasting colors in order to appear normal.

Little known actress and great beauty, Dorothy Janis. C. 1920’s

American silent film actress DOROTHY JANIS had a short film career After retiring in she married bandleader, Wayne King in They were married for 52 years (his death).

silentcuriosity:    Silent Film Star~Nils Asther  Known for his beautiful face and often called “The Male Greta Garbo”. Between 1916 and 1963 he appeared in over 70 feature films, 16 of which were produced in the silent era.

If I were to ever start shooting men, THIS is how I'd imagine I'd do it. "Silent Film Star Nils Asther Known for his beautiful face and often called 'The Male Greta Garbo'.

Sleeves, hair, love it.  Mary Pickford

Mary Pickford’s Ringlet Curls

Mary Pickford was a Canadian-American motion picture actress, co-founder of the film studio United Artists and one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY: Brigitte Helm in in Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent film ‘Metropolis’ with the Yoshiwara Costume

Sweet colourised image of Brigitte Helm, Metropolis (Fritz Lang,

Olive Thomas, 1920's silent film star

Olive Thomas October 20 1894 September 10 1920 was an American silent film actress and model Thomas began her career as an illustrators model in 1914

silent film actress & Titanic survivor Dorothy Gibson/made a movie about the Titanic and wore the same dress she wore that night

silent film actress & Titanic survivor Dorothy Gibson/made a movie about the Titanic and wore the same dress she wore that night

Alice Terry, 1923) Born Alice Frances Taaffe July 29, 1899 Vincennes, Indiana Died December 22, 1987 (aged 88) Burbank, California Occupation Actress Years active 1916–1933 Spouse(s) Rex Ingram (1921–1950

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Alice Terry, Born Alice Frances Taaffe July 1899 Vincennes, Indiana Died December 1987 (aged Burbank, California Occupation Actress Years active Spouse(s) Rex Ingram

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