Sunday, February 17, 2019

Silence is Platinum: Episode 6

Hello! 
We are slowly making our way through the series devoted to silent film actors and actresses who died before they were able to appear in a talkie. The purpose of this series to break the silence permanently put on these performers so they can be remembered 100+ years after their deaths.

I hope you enjoy the latest episode dedicated to four silent film actors and actresses who lost their lives in the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic. Four bright stars whose lights were dimmed far too soon...


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TRUE BOARDMAN





True Boardman, Jr.
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HAROLD LOCKWOOD








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MYRTLE GONZALEZ







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VERA KHOLODNAYA












Still of Vera lying in state from the film made about her funeral.
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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Silence is Platinum: Episode 5

Presenting to you the 5th episode in the "No Talkies - Silent Forever" series. We have at least THREE more episodes in this series. Then it will be time to poll YOU, the readers, on what you would like to hear about next. Oooh! Cliffhanger! (Well, sorta)

Enjoy!


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ARTHUR V. JOHNSON



Margaret Johnson, Arthur's daughter

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FRANCES BURNHAM




Frances and Tyrone Power, Sr.


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LOTTIE LYELL



Raymond Longford
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DIANA MILLER






Diana showing off her home to a fan magazine
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