Category Archive: silent

Ziegfeld Girl, Doris Eaton Travis

On Tuesday, the last Ziegfeld Follies girl, Doris Eaton Travis, died at 106.  She is one of the most inspiring persons I’ve heard about lately.  She makes me realize I’m young and will… Continue reading

Paris qui dort (1925)

Just saw the Rene Clair short, Paris qui dort (Paris Asleep).  You may feel you’ve already seen these ideas before but remember this was made in 1924.  I think it’s aged quite well. … Continue reading

Piccadilly (1929)

Piccadilly is a late British silent.  It’s a shame silents ended so soon.  Piccadilly is a good example of how it could have matured.  The exaggerated silent gestures were toned down giving it… Continue reading