Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Allow me to introduce myself...

Hello there to all my fellow silent film lovers! My name is Jessica and I love silent films. Not only silent films, but the men and women who were the stars of the era. My favorites are Clara Bow, Buster Keaton, Olive Thomas, Louise Brooks, Theda Bara, Martha Mansfield, Rudolph Valentino...just to name a few.

The lives of these people intrigue me. Many of them faded into obscurity, such as Constance and Norma Talmadge. Others tragically died quite young, such as Florence La Badie, Clarine Seymour, Lucille Ricksen, and Olive Thomas. While some were lucky enough to find fame in the talkies, such as Joan Crawford and Greta Garbo.

I want to share information about these wonderful actors and actresses because they deserve to be remembered. Feel free to share your thoughts and favorites with me. I love meeting silent film fans!!


Miss Jessica Keaton

Clara Bow and Chester Conklin


  1. Hello Jessica, I love your site!! I'm from the Netherlands and am also a big fan of the silent movies and moviestars. Great to be reading all the info about the stars and the great photographs of that time.
    Keep it up, i'll be visiting your site!!
    greetings, Marjan Starrenburg

  2. Hello Jesicca, i'm stop here while searching for clara bow picture on the net.i am a big fan of silent movie stars.i enjoy reading your post. keep it up.i am now following you

  3. Thanks for stopping by! Always nice to meet a fellow Clara Bow fan! She was amazing! :)

    Thanks again for reading!

  4. I absolutely love this site! The stories of these actors are truly inspirational. They are the unsung pioneers of Broadway, and they deserve a lot more attention. Right now I'm trying to find more media and literature to learn more about the individual lives of the women who belonged to the Ziegfeld Follies.

  5. Thanks so much Dash! I really love the Ziegfeld girls. They were beautiful and fabulous ladies. Have you ever been to the Historic Ziegfeld site? Jane, the owner of the site is great and it has tons of pictures and video clips and audio, it is amazing. Thanks again for stopping by! I really appreciate it! :)

  6. Jessica I love everything about this Blog, thank you so much for sharing. I too adore Clara Bow. And although she is not a SILENT film star my other favorite is Jean Harlow. Thank you so much for all the information on these most beautiful woman. And 'ya know something, your not bad yourself kid. Thanx again Jessica.

  7. Hey there Waldo! Thanks for stopping by, and for your lovely compliments, you got me black and white! I love Jean Harlow too, they don't make em like that anymore. Thanks again for reading :)

  8. Hi

    What a wonderful blog. I am fascinated by early Hollywood as well. I tried to go through your blog (it's just too much) and see if you had an article about Margaret Gibson, the infamous alleged confessed murderess of William Desmond Taylor. I did see that you are familiar with Taylorology, (how could you miss it!)
    I do not read as many books as you, and let's face it, for a man to read about Hollywood is somehow, unmanly. So, I am a closet Hollywood historian who mostly confines his research to the internet.
    My travels over Hollywood's past has impressed upon me just what a sad place it can be. There are so many tales of success and then...a lonely and destitute finale.
    There was one actress in particular who personifies this, she was not a silent film star she appeared a little later, her name was Susan Cabot. Oh my! This poor woman. Her life is too much to go into here.
    I love sci fi, ahe appears in the Roger Corman classic, "The Wasp Woman".
    I don't want to spoil the end, or her end, so, I will leave it here.
    Take care and good luck with your blog.


    What astonishes me about the early film industry was that anyone who was a smooth talker seemed to be able to get a job either acting or directing.
    Film, was not a subject of serious study yet, and it would seem producers were always looking for good help.

  9. Hi

    I can't help but notice your famous last name. Here is something you may not of seen. The great Buster Keaton on the original Candid Camera.

  10. Hello Rick, and thank you for stopping by! First, I must admit, my last name really isn't Keaton...but a girl can dream can't she? I would love to go exploring Hollywood/LA one day with a bunch of silent/classic film buffs. It would be so great! When I go out there, it is by myself, which is fine, but with people who share my interests would be even better.

    I have seen a few of Roger Corman's films, mainly because I am a big Mystery Science Theater 3000 fan. I am not sure if I have seen "Wasp Woman" though, but it sounds familiar.

    Thanks again for stopping by, and thanks for the video link! I love anything Buster.