Silent Lives

A truly delightful, interesting and informative volume with a nice and very mixed choice of subjects Anthony Slide Silent Lives contains 100 biographical sketches of the great and near great of the silent film era Each vividly written profile is illustrated by exquisite photographs, many of which have not been seen in decades Kevin Brownlow who provides the forewA truly delightful, interesting and informative volume with a nice and very mixed choice of subjects Anthony Slide Silent Lives contains 100 biographical sketches of the great and near great of the silent film era Each vividly written profile is illustrated by exquisite photographs, many of which have not been seen in decades Kevin Brownlow who provides the foreword says If you ever wondered who created the movies, this fascinating book will provide the answer.
Silent Lives A truly delightful interesting and informative volume with a nice and very mixed choice of subjects Anthony Slide Silent Lives contains biographical sketches of the great and near great of the si

  • Title: Silent Lives
  • Author: Lon Davis Kevin Brownlow
  • ISBN: 9781593931247
  • Page: 107
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Silent Lives”

    1. I did enjoy this book for the wide variety of individuals covered (including Felix the Cat!) and obvious love the author has for the subject matter. It's a shame there were so many amateurish typos and an abundance of clunky paragraphs, but that's what you get with a tiny press (though thank goodness they exist so niche topics get their day too). A few folks were new to me and there were several great photos - another plus. Overall very happy to have this in my library.

    2. SILENT LIVES is not exactly what it is billed to be. The “biographies” are incredibly brief overviews that will likely do little more than whet the appetite for further exploration. Then there are the odd entries, such as one for the Model T automobile. Details are scant and frequently gloss over some truly intriguing tidbits. The reader is left with a “primer” of many amazing Hollywood stars of the silent screen and, now and then, a curiosity to watch a described cinematic scene.So, is [...]

    3. This was a fascinating look at 100 stars of the silent era. Each person is covered with a mini biography which I found enough to wet my appetite. The author also list the sources for each actors story. It covers a varied cross section of individuals, some well known, others not so. Also included is Rin Tin Tin and Felix the Cat! I was surprised to find an Australian mentioned, Billy Bevan, who was born in Orange, a country town not that far from where I live.This book is wonderful for anyone who [...]

    4. I read this book about a year or two ago. It has 100 short biographies of personalities from the silent film era. This is a good intro book if your starting to get into the films of the silent era like I am. And want to familiarize your self with the people you see on the silent screen. While it doesn't cover every person who were silent actors/actresses/directors, etc many of the more well known, and some obscure personalities are profiled in the book. Needless to say I highly recommend it.

    5. Silent Lives contains short biographies of stars and influential people from the silent film era. This book is written with loving care, and also with a certain amount of censoring of the stories. Davis respects all the silent film stars, and does not indulge in idle gossip. This is no Hollywood Babylon, but rather an homage to a forgotten era. Very good for those looking for general information, with good references to reading material for those who want to study more.

    6. Short bios of 100 silent film stars and personnel. Not much new information, but sweet and heartfelt. Some issues are accompanied by a CD-ROM with film clips. An excellent introductory book.

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