Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Public Service Announcement

Pola Negri

I haven't posted anything aside from the November birthdays and I wanted to just let everyone know that I haven't been slacking off and that I am working on some stuff, but it is mostly research and trying to get everything squared away. I am currently working on entries about the Moore brothers: Owen, Matt, and Tom. That will hopefully be up soon. I will be going out of town for the Thanksgiving holiday, so sometime after that it will get posted.

After the Moore posts, I am gonna take a break from the actual blog so I can concentrate on doing research and getting everything I need for the podcast. I announced a few months ago that I wanted to turn my blog into a podcast and between my personal life and the blog, I haven't gotten far with that. So, instead of a blog entry after the brief hiatus there will be a podcast episode about the silent film stars who died before talkies took over. I am very excited about this and look forward to sharing that with everyone. 

Francine Larrimore

I am also needing to take a hiatus for personal reasons. I will be starting a new job in the next few weeks and have been falling apart with stress and anxiety. It isn't easy to move to a state across the country, by yourself, with no family. Add to the mix anxiety and a chronic heart condition and it is not a fun time, I'll tell ya that. It has been hard, but I am trying my best to stay focused on why I moved out to California and focus on my silent film projects, including this blog.


Below is a link for a GoFundMe page I have set up. This was stepping WAY out of my comfort zone because I don't like to air too much of my personal business in public or complain about my illness. But, it got to the point that I realized I needed to reach out for both my mental and physical health. Any help offered is appreciated and I have been overwhelmed by the support I have been given already, monetary and through kind words. 




I want to be the best person I can be and I am working on it every day. I can't wait to bring you more blog entries, grave photos, and pretty soon...a silent film podcast! Being able to share this passion with so many others has been such a treat and I appreciate every single one of you that reads the blog. 

See you soon!

Myrna Loy and Agnes Franey

Friday, November 4, 2016

November Birthdays!

Laura La Plante ~ November 1, 1904

Claire McDowell ~ November 2, 1877

Alice Brady ~ November 2, 1892

Mabel Julienne Scott ~ November 2, 1892

Ford Sterling ~ November 3, 1883

Judson Melford ~ November 3, 1900

Dulcie Cooper ~ November 3, 1903

Will Rogers ~ November 4, 1879

Gaby Deslys ~ November 4, 1881

Malcolm Sebastian ~ November 4, 1923

Baby Marie Osborne ~ November 5, 1911

Natalie Joyce ~ November 6, 1902

June Marlowe ~ November 6, 1903

Lucille LaVerne ~ November 7, 1872

King Baggott ~ November 7, 1879

Miriam Cooper ~ November 7, 1891

Leatrice Joy ~ November 7, 1893

Virginia Bradford ~ November 7, 1899

Mona Maris ~ November 7, 1903

Alice Day ~ November 7, 1905

Ethel Clayton ~ November 8, 1882

Marie Prevost ~ November 8, 1898

Adamae Vaughn ~ November 8, 1905

Marie Dressler ~ November 9, 1868

Edna May Oliver ~ November 9, 1883

Gertrude Astor ~ November 9, 1889

Mae Marsh ~ November 9, 1894

Winifred Westover ~ November 9, 1899

Marvel Rea ~ November 9, 1901

Myrtle Lind ~ November 9, 1901

Mabel Normand ~ November 10, 1895

Olga Grey ~ November 10, 1896

Beverly Bayne ~ November 11, 1894

Gwen Lee ~ November 12, 1904

Nita Naldi ~ November 13, 1894

Gertrude Olmstead ~ November 13, 1897

Evelyn Nelson ~ November 13, 1899

Seena Owen ~ November 14, 1894

Louise Huff ~ November 14, 1895

Louise Brooks ~ November 14, 1906

Naomi Childers ~ November 15, 1892

Madeline and Marion Fairbanks ~ November 15, 1900

Coy Watson ~ November 16, 1912

Wanda Treumann ~ November 17, 1889

Edna Murphy ~ November 17, 1899

Betty Bronson ~ November 17, 1906

Marguerite Namara ~ November 19, 1888

June Caprice ~ November 19, 1895

Patricia Avery ~ November 19, 1902

Nancy Carroll ~ November 19, 1903

Rod La Rocque ~ November 20, 1898

Grace Darmond ~ November 20, 1898

Trixie Friganza ~ November 21, 1871

Corinne Griffith ~ November 21, 1894

Jobyna Ralston ~ November 21, 1899

Alice Calhoun ~ November 21, 1900

Florence Barker ~ November 22, 1891

Rosetta Duncan ~ November 23, 1894

Ruth Etting ~ November 23, 1896

Ethlyne Clair ~ November 23, 1904

Fern Andra ~ November 24, 1893

Dagmar Godowsky ~ November 24, 1897

Priscilla Dean ~ November 25, 1896

Helene Chadwick ~ November 25, 1897

Vera Reynolds ~ November 25, 1899

Margaret Livingston ~ November 25, 1900

Charles Emmett Mack ~ November 25, 1900

Lou Tellegen ~ November 26, 1881

Hughie Mack ~ November 26, 1884

Mildred Harris ~ November 29, 1901

Jacqueline Logan ~ November 30, 1901