Thursday, July 9, 2015


1. Harry Langdon
2. Ben Turpin
3. Harold Lloyd
4. Charlie Chaplin
5. Marie Dressler
6. Francis X. Bushman
7. Lillian Gish
8. Rudolph Valentino
9. Greta Garbo
10. Clara Bow
11. Norma Talmadge
12. Lionel Barrymore
13. Lon Chaney

Thursday Thirteen


  1. some of them scared me to death aas a kid

  2. I loved these things, in the early days of TV shows silents were the filler. Most of them were Keystone Kops shorts, I never got to see the good stuff, but there's a whole section devoted to them online, I found out. Heck everything is online these days...

  3. I can't believe I actually forgot all about that era.

  4. I have Soupy Sales and a few other afternoon variety shows to thank for running this as filler.

    Nowadays those old nitrate or cellulose (at least thats what I think they were) film reels are not only fragile but tend to explode. Im glad someone is preserving them...

  5. I really liked this list, but in their honor, I'm not going to say so.

  6. Definitely some old actors in that list. Some I have never heard of. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Ah, all silent film stars. Clever. My T13

  8. I'm guessing these are all stars from silent movies. Am I right?

  9. yep they are. A few of them made it into talkies, notably the Barrymores, Lon Chaney and Charlie Chaplin, but for the most part the voices just didnt make it.

  10. =)

    in making up the list I happened on the bio of Rudolph Valentino, for his day he was the Elvis of silent movies. Fascinating man