Gossip columnist Jimmy Fidler shows brief glimpses of over 60 actors and actresses, all of whom started in silent films. Some were stars in silents whose career faded with the advent of ... See full summary »

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Gossip columnist Jimmy Fidler shows brief glimpses of over 60 actors and actresses, all of whom started in silent films. Some were stars in silents whose career faded with the advent of sound (e.g., Harrison Ford and Alla Nazimova; others were lesser players who made it big in sound films (e.g. 'Ronald Colman' and William Boyd). Fidler also looks at stars of that era who have passed away (e.g., Mabel Normand, Will Rogers, Lon Chaney, and 'Jean Harlow'). Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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8 January 1938 (USA)  »

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27 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Personality Parade (1938)

*** (out of 4)

MGM short with Jimmy Fidler paying tribute to silent cinema and silent stars. The documentary gives updates on where some of the biggest and most popular stars are today (1938). We also get clips of those who have died since appearing in silents. This is a nice little history lesson, although Fatty Arbuckle is left out and even MGM's biggest star John Gilbert is overlooked but I guess this is due to Fatty's controversy and the fact that the studio hated Gilbert.

As of now this film isn't available on DVD so if you'd like to see it your best shot is on Turner Classic Movies.


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