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Personality Parade (1938)

Approved | | Documentary, Short | 8 January 1938 (USA)
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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Auld Lang Syne
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19 December 2000 | by (Honolulu, Hawaii) – See all my reviews

This sometimes maddeningly trite, sometimes heartbreaking short is a perhaps unique introduction and farewell to the silent stars then in very living memory. Jimmie Fidler is not the man we would choose to caretake that memory, but clearly he loved them. The tragedy is not that they are dead, it is that they are forgotten.


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