Harry “Snub” Pollard in It’s a Gift (USA, 1923)

It’s a Gift (USA,1923) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0141405/

Harry “Snub” Pollard (9 November 1889 – 19 January 1962) (born Harold Fraser) was a silent film comedian, popular in the 1920s http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snub_Pollard

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French opera star Marthe Chenal sings Marseillaise during World War I in Alsace, France, November 1917.Photograph by Harriet Chalmers Adams, National Geographic

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On April 14, 1894, the first commercial exhibition of motion pictures in history was given in New York City, using ten Kinetoscopes. - Wikipedia

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On April 14, 1894, the first commercial exhibition of motion pictures in history was given in New York City, using ten Kinetoscopes. - Wikipedia

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The horse in motion, illustration by Eadweard Muybridge. “Sallie Gardner,” owned by Leland Stanford, running at a 1:40 gait over the Palo Alto track, 19 June 1878: 2 frames showing diagram of foot movements.
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The horse in motion, illustration by Eadweard Muybridge. “Sallie Gardner,” owned by Leland Stanford, running at a 1:40 gait over the Palo Alto track, 19 June 1878: 2 frames showing diagram of foot movements.
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The horse in motion, illustration by Eadweard Muybridge. “Sallie Gardner,” owned by Leland Stanford, running at a 1:40 gait over the Palo Alto track, 19 June 1878: 2 frames showing diagram of foot movements.

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Betty Balfour by Truus, Bob & Jan too! on Flickr.

Betty Balfour

French postcard by Europe, no. 228. Photo: Société des Cinéromans.

Breaking news! On 2 April 2014, was anounced that a long-lost film starring British star Betty Balfour has been found in the collection Eye Film Institute in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

After more than ninety years, the silent film Love, Life and Laughter (George Pearson, 1923), starring Betty Balfour was recovered. A copy of the British masterpiece was found in the inventory of bioscoop/theater De Vries (cinema/theatre De Vries) , a former cinema in Hattem, the Netherlands. The film was listed as one of the British Film Institute’s ‘75 Most Wanted’ lost films.

Max Landa in Europa Postlagernd by Truus, Bob & Jan too! on Flickr.

Max Landa in Europa Postlagernd

German postcard by Photochemie, no K. 2292. Photo: Stern-Film. Publicity still for Europa Postlagernd/Europe poste restante (Ewald André Dupont, 1918).

Austrian actor Max Landa (1880-1933) started his career in silent films opposite Asta Nielsen. Later he starred as the cosmopolitan gentleman-detective Joe Deebs in the very popular silent serial.

Erna Morena and child by Truus, Bob & Jan too! on Flickr.

Erna Morena and child

German postcard by Ross Verlag, Berlin, no.311/2, 1919-1924. Photo: Wasow, München (Munich).

Erna Morena (1885-1962) had an enormous career in German silent cinema in the 1910s and 1920s, and until the mid-1930s she was regularly performing in German sound films.

Erna Morena in Rafaela by Truus, Bob & Jan too! on Flickr.

Erna Morena in Rafaela

German postcard. Photochemie, Berlin, No. K.1984. Union-Film. Erna Morena, Harry Liedtke and Magnus Stifter in Rafaela. This is the alternative title for Wer weiss? (Arsen von Cserépy 1917, Union Film).

Erna Morena (1885-1962) had an enormous career in German silent cinema in the 1910s and 1920s, and until the mid-1930s she was regularly performing in German sound films.

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Silent film actress, Queenie Thomas. Publisher: Pathe Freres Cinema Ltd. –undated picture

Queenie Thomas (1898–1977) was a British actress http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queenie_Thomas

Violet Hopson, silent actress – undated picture

Violet Hopson (1887-1973) was an Australian-born British actress born in Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia on 16 December 1887[1] as Elma Kate Victoria Karkeek, Violet Hopson being her stage name. She was a major star of the silent era http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violet_Hopson