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 ...
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The 20-minutes is a mother lode glimpse of silent era stars, some still well-known, others not. Nonetheless, it's a treasure trove for old movie fans. True, they unroll like a parade of snapshots, some of which I wished would stay. But at least some unknowns happily linger now as knowns. Check out IMDb's cast list for names, both familiar and not. Stars like Chaplin and Lloyd are glimpsed in movies of the time, while others, like Beery, are shown in every day surroundings. Most look as if they're having a good time wherever they are, and catch Chaney in his Hunchback outfit it looks like he's having trouble with. Fidler was a popular gossip columnist for several decades especially on radio. Fortunately, he's left us with a distinguished line-up of names from a long ago era that amounts to a rare historical document.
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