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Marie Doro! A lovely actress from the earlier, silent days of cinema. Sadly, most of her films are lost, but she sure took some lovely photos

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Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish The Gish Sisters, huge silent screen stars. they started as young girls.

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Norma Shearer, “Pretty Ladies”, 1925... One of the few who made transition from silent films to "talkies..."

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Barbara Kent, one of the last surviving stars of silent films, who performed alongside Gloria Swanson, Greta Garbo and Harold Lloyd, died last Thursday in Palm Desert, Calif. She was 103.

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Charlie Chaplin in Easy Street c.1917. "Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot. . . To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!"

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Dolores Costello (Drew Barrymore's grandmother); see her in, among other movies, The Magnificent Ambersons, 1942, directed by Orson Welles (made a number of years after this photo, of course). An excellent movie.

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