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10 'firsts' by Eadweard Muybridge – from the photo finish to the nude selfie
This is a guest post for Silent London by Robert Seidman, author of Moments Captured, a novel based loosely on the work and life of the pioneering 19th century photographer Eadweard MuybridgeThe Si...
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'Fretting was the Zumba of the 1910s': An interview with @MsLillianGish
Don't believe everything you read in the press. Contrary to published reports, legendary silent film actor Lillian Gish is not dead – she's alive and well and totally winning at Twitter. Using the ...
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Lillian Gish and The Wind: 'It excited my imagination'
The Wind screens with a specially commissioned live musical accompaniment from Lola Perrin at the Electric Cinema, London, on 9 April 2014, and the Watershed Cinema, Bristol, on 30 April 2014 This ...
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Mysterious masterpieces missing in action – 10 great lost silent films
This is a guest post for Silent London by David Cairns, a film-maker and lecturers based in Edinburgh who writes the fantastic Shadowplay blog. The Silents by Numbers strand celebrates some very pe...
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Dr Mabuse, Der Spieler released on Blu-Ray and DVD today http://wp.me/p1eshb-2ixP0w
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I saw the lost-and-found Orson Welles film Too Much Johnson at Pordenone – here's my review 
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Fashion and film in the early days … check it out
"To the feminine mind nothing appeals quite as strongly as clothing, hats, or shoes – in fact finery of any kind," opined Moving Picture World in 1916. Gentlemen spectators apparently preferred fil...
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This is beautiful: London in 1924 and 2014, seamlessly meshed thanks to Simon Smith
Film-maker Simon Smith has made another silent cinema mashup to delight any Londoner. His previous film spliced scenes from Friese-Greene's The Open Road (1927) with the same London streets filmed ...
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Betty Balfour classic discovered in a Dutch archive. Full details and pictures here
Genuinely exciting news for silent film fans. A long-thought-lost film starring the wonderful Betty Balfour, and directed by the somewhat elusive George Pearson, has been returned to us. The film i...
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Forgotten Stars: My Father and the British Silent Film World, by Jonathan Croall. A delightful biography of John Stuart – reviewed on the blog
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Silent film screenings in London, plus news and reviews
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Silent London is the place to find out when and where silent films are screened in London and around the UK. We also share silent film news and reviews. You can find us on Facebook and Twitter too. If you're showing a silent film in London, get in touch with us by email and we'll add you to the calendar.