Silent film star Myrna Loy.  One of the most beautiful people I have ever seen.

Silent film star Myrna Loy. One of the most beautiful people I have ever seen.

Actors and entertainers like Charlie Chaplin became icons and heroes of the 1920's.

Charlie Chaplin and the Tramp: the birth of a hero

Actors and entertainers like Charlie Chaplin became icons and heroes of the 1920's.

Mary Pickford gazes at the stars.

Mary Pickford gazes at the stars.

Marie Doro - 1902 - American stage and film actress of the early silent film era

Marie Doro - 1902 - American stage and film actress of the early silent film era

American stage and silent-film actress, Maude Fealy (1883-1971), one of the few who survived into the "talkies" era

American stage and silent-film actress, Maude Fealy (1883-1971), one of the few who survived into the "talkies" era

Harold Lloyd.Just watched this movie tonight.Amazing how great it is!

Safety Last! (1923)

Harold Lloyd.Just watched this movie tonight.Amazing how great it is!

Gloria Swanson 1925 -(March 27, 1899 – April 4, 1983) was an American actress, singer and producer. She was one of the most prominent stars during the silent film era as both an actress a fashion icon. Under the direction of Cecil B. DeMille, made dozens of silents and was nominated for the first Academy Award in the Best Actress category. She had also produced her own films. Today she is best known for her role as Norma Desmond, a faded silent film star, film Sunset Boulevard (1950).

Gloria Swanson 1925 -(March 27, 1899 – April 4, 1983) was an American actress, singer and producer. She was one of the most prominent stars during the silent film era as both an actress a fashion icon. Under the direction of Cecil B. DeMille, made dozens of silents and was nominated for the first Academy Award in the Best Actress category. She had also produced her own films. Today she is best known for her role as Norma Desmond, a faded silent film star, film Sunset Boulevard (1950).

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

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

Lillian Gish,one the greatest actresses of the silent film era. Was one of few people Mary Pickford would see as she became reclusive.

Lillian Gish,one the greatest actresses of the silent film era. Was one of few people Mary Pickford would see as she became reclusive.

These are by Hesser. The first three are of Bessie Love. However I am not sure the third one is Hesser; it is in any case a very unusual photo for the 1920s.

These are by Hesser. The first three are of Bessie Love. However I am not sure the third one is Hesser; it is in any case a very unusual photo for the 1920s.

From the 1902 French science fiction silent film A Trip to the Moon directed by Georges Melies

From the 1902 French science fiction silent film A Trip to the Moon directed by Georges Melies

Jobyna Ralston, 1920's (1899-1967). American Broadway stage actress and a silent film actress.

Jobyna Ralston, 1920's (1899-1967). American Broadway stage actress and a silent film actress.

Clara Bow.  THE flapper of the 1920's. Starred in the famous silent movie It (1927)

Clara Bow. THE flapper of the 1920's. Starred in the famous silent movie It (1927)

silent movie text cards for loading/telling users to try a different combo

silent movie text cards for loading/telling users to try a different combo

Jetta Goudal was a Dutch-born American actress, successful in Hollywood films of the silent film era.

Jetta Goudal was a Dutch-born American actress, successful in Hollywood films of the silent film era.

Dorothy Mackaill was a British-American actress, most notably of the silent film era and into the early 1930s.

Dorothy Mackaill was a British-American actress, most notably of the silent film era and into the early 1930s.

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