Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Stars Of Early Film, 1906-1914

Some of these you've heard of. The others, I will (may) be writing about in turn. Just another friendly blog filler to keep you amused as I research old movies.

Max Linder

Asta Nielsen

Florence Lawrence

Florence Turner

Mary Pickford

Lillian Gish

Roscoe Arbuckle

Mabel Normand

Charles Chaplin


KC said...

Asta Nielsen looks like a scary android in that pic! Or a mannequin. *Shiver*

Mythical Monkey said...

Maybe she's the lost sixth replicant from Blade Runner.

Actually, she's in costume as the title character from the 1921 movie version of Hamlet. There she wasn't just an actress playing a man, she played Hamlet as a woman disguised as a man. Or so I've read. I haven't seen it. It isn't available for purchase, but it is floating around YouTube here. In German, without subtitles. But, you know, it's not like there's a lot of dialogue in Hamlet ...