Colleen Moore: Articles


Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Movies: From Boytoy to Drug Smuggler

Douglas Fairbanks Jr.: Rare movie star child to achieve Hollywood success. Douglas Fairbanks Jr. was never as popular as his father, silent film superstar Douglas Fairbanks, who starred in one action-adventure blockbuster after another in the 1920s (The Mark of Zorro, Robin Hood, The Thief of Bagdad) and whose stardom […]


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Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Movies: From Boytoy to Drug Smuggler



Norma Talmadge & Constance Talmadge, Colleen Moore: Silent Society Movie Marathon

Colleen Moore in Alfred E. Green's Ella Cinders (top); Mabel Normand (bottom) The Silent Society of Hollywood Heritage will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in the company of silent era superstars Norma Talmadge, Constance Talmadge, Colleen Moore, Viola Dana, and Mabel Normand. Never heard of them? Never seen them? Well, […]


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Norma Talmadge & Constance Talmadge, Colleen Moore: Silent Society Movie Marathon



'The Marines Are Coming': Gay Actor's Swan Song + Edgar Allan Poe Biopic

'The Marines Are Coming': Gay star's final movie The Marines Are Coming was a last-minute substitution for the 1936 version of M'Liss, starring Anne Shirley, which was originally scheduled but didn't arrive in time for Cinesation 2009. Gay actor William Haines' last film, The Marines Are Coming follows Haines' usual […]


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'The Marines Are Coming': Gay Actor's Swan Song + Edgar Allan Poe Biopic



Reel Baseball DVD: From Babe Ruth to Up-and-Coming Superstar Colleen Moore

Kino's “Reel Baseball - 1899-1926” two-disc set has become one of that DVD distributor's biggest sellers in their silent film division. Produced for video by Jessica Rosner, “Reel Baseball” includes the following: On Disc 1: Headin' Home a 73-minute feature starring baseball legend Babe Ruth (who himself was the subject […]


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Reel Baseball DVD: From Babe Ruth to Up-and-Coming Superstar Colleen Moore



Colleen Moore 'Her Wild Oat'

Colleen Moore can't believe her ears. Her Wild Oat has been found and restored. Photos are courtesy of the Joseph Yranski Collection © Last March 29, I went to an Academy-sponsored Hollywood screening of the long-thought-lost 1927 Colleen Moore vehicle Her Wild Oat. This formulaic – working-class girl gets handsome […]


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Colleen Moore 'Her Wild Oat'



'The Curse of Quon Gwon' & 'Her Wild Oat': Lost and Found

Next Thursday, March 29, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present another installment of its “Lost and Found” series, with a screening of two long-thought lost films that have been recently discovered and preserved by the Academy Film Archive: The Curse of Quon Gwon (1917), the first […]


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'The Curse of Quon Gwon' & 'Her Wild Oat': Lost and Found



Colleen Moore Research Project

Colleen Moore in The Desert Flower. Photo: Courtesy of Jeff Codori Those who truly know film history know Colleen Moore: the quintessential 1920s flapper whose bobbed hair was the fashion plate for millions of young women everywhere. What most people do not know is that there was far more to […]


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Colleen Moore Research Project