silent movies

Silent movie star Bebe Daniels

Silent movie star Bebe Daniels

The stunning 1920s silent movie star Bebe Daniels in a signed publicity photograph. She looks like she’s wearing a velvet coat with fur trim – very chic! If you fancy seeing her in action here she is in the 1918 movie Two Gun Gussie with Harold Lloyd.

Vintage movie posters: Theda Bara as Salome

Vintage movie posters: Theda Bara as Salome

Three fantastic posters from the 1918 silent move Salome starring Theda Bara. Sadly this movie has been lost so I can’t share a clip with you, but there is a photo from the movie which I’ve posted below. Doesn’t she look fabulous? How on earth did that happen to so many old movies? 

Lillian Gish

Lillian Gish

The beautiful 1920s silent movie star Lillian Gish. I assume this is a publicity photo from one of her movies, but does anyone know which movie it’s from?

1920s movie actress Theda Bara as Cleopatra (in very risqué costumes)

1920s movie actress Theda Bara as Cleopatra (in very risqué costumes)

Silent Movie actress Theda Bara in some of her famously risqué costumes from the 1917 film Cleopatra. I find it quite amazing how small and skimpy her costumes are (although they’re not all terrifically flattering!), but I suppose it was before the Hayes Code was enforced which clamped down on ‘indecency’… Sadly it seems that(…)