Grigori Chmara in Raskolnikow by Truus, Bob & Jan too! on Flickr.

Grigori Chmara in Raskolnikow

German postcard. Ross Verlag, Berlin, No. 1005/2. Photo Oertel, Berlin.

Ukrainian born actor Grigori Chmara (1882-1970) has sometimes been referred to as the Ivan Mozzhukhin of the German cinema. He is most remembered as the actor of Robert Wiene’s Raskolnikow (1923) and as Asta Nielsen’s lover and co-star in the 1920’s.

Conrad Veidt by Truus, Bob & Jan too! on Flickr.

Conrad Veidt

German postcard. Ross Verlag, Berlin, No. 943/1. Photo Alex Binder.

Conrad Veidt (1893 – 1943) was the most highly strung and romantically handsome of the German expressionist actors. From 1916 until his death, he appeared in well over 100 films, including such classics as Das Kabinett des Dr. Caligari/Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (1920, Robert Wiene), The Man Who Laughs (Paul Leni 1928), and Casablanca (1942, Michael Curtiz).

Gunnar Tolnaes and Lilly Jacobson in Himmelskibet/Das Himmelschiff by Truus, Bob & Jan too! on Flickr.

Gunnar Tolnaes and Lilly Jacobson in Himmelskibet/Das Himmelschiff

German postcard by Photochemie, Berlin, no. K. 2150. Photo: Nordisk. Publicity still for Himmelskibet/Das Himmelschiff (Holger-Madsen, 1918) with Lilly Jacobsson as Marya, the Martian leader’s daughter, and Gunnar Tolnaes as Avanti Planetaros.

Lilly Jacobsson (1893-1979) aka Lilly Jacobson, was a Swedish actress who starred in Swedish and Danish silent films by a.o. Eric Malmberg, Mauritz Stiller and Holger-Madsen. She was the star of the popular Danish film Maharadjahens Yndlingshustru/The Maharaja’s Favourite Wife (1917).

Gunnar Tolnaes (1879-1940) had his most famous performance as an Indian prince in the Danish orientalist melodrama Maharadjahens Yndlingshustru/The Maharaja’s Favourite Wife (1917), with Lilly Jacobson. It was so popular that it had a Danish sequel in 1919, and a German sequel in 1921. After a substantial film career in Denmark he alternated acting in German films as well as in Danish films, until the end of the silent era.

Winifred Westover, 1922 picture

Winifred Westover (November 9, 1899 - March 19, 1978) was a Hollywood actress of the 1910s and 1920s

Claire Windsor, 1919 picture

Claire Windsor (April 14, 1892 – October 24, 1972) was a notable American film actress of the silent screen era

May Allison Autographed Photo – 1910ies

May Allison (June 14, 1890 – March 27, 1989) was an American stage and film actress whose greatest success was achieved in the early part of the 20th century in the medium of silent film


Dead Game

Directed by Edward Sedgwick

Produced by Carl Laemmle

Starring Hoot Gibson

Cinematography Charles E. Kaufman

Release date(s) 23 April, 1923

Dead Game (USA, 1923)


Chip of the Flying U, 1926

"Hoot Gibson stars as Chip Bennett, a ranch hand who is also an aspiring cartoonist. He fakes an accident to attract the attention of a woman doctor (Virginia Brown Faire), but she discovers the truth and gives him the cold shoulder, which leads Gibson to have her kidnapped."

(I…guess you have to see it, to really get the romance? Or something?)

Chip of the Flying U (USA, 1926)


Lloyd Hamilton and Bud Duncan.

 Picture taken from The Moving Picture World magazine, April 03rd 1915, page 30