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Her Night of Romance (1924): Articles


Silent Era Superstars Norma Talmadge & Constance Talmadge DVDs

Silent era superstars Norma Talmadge, Constance Talmadge at Norma's Santa Monica beach house Norma Talmadge and Constance Talmadge are the stars of two recent Kino International releases. Talmadges who? Well, just two of the most popular stars of the silent era. In fact, in terms of popularity they were two of the biggest stars of any era. Many more people today would be aware of that fact if a) cultural, social, and/or political history had its place in today's world b) more than a handful of film historians, chroniclers and critics knew that Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, It's a Wonderful Life, and Citizen Kane weren't the only four movies made before Star Wars and E.T. c) […]


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Silent Era Superstars Norma Talmadge & Constance Talmadge DVDs



'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 formula: a cocky, womanizing soldier (Haines) vies with his superior officer (Conrad Nagel) for the hand of beautiful girl (Esther Ralston). Inevitably, Haines' character later proves his worth when he saves his fellow American officers from a band of Mexican bandits. Though hardly a good film, The Marines Are Coming isn't bad either. Many former silent film stars ended their careers with much worse. And it's nice that Haines (right) […]


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



Constance Talmadge & Norma Talmadge: Silent Era Superstar Sisters Remembered

Constance Talmadge in Her Sister from Paris. The 1925 Sidney Franklin comedy adapted to the screen by frequent Ernst Lubitsch collaborator Hanns Kräly is a great showcase for Constance Talmadge, seen in a dual role as the bourgeois Viennese wife of a well-known novelist (Ronald Colman) and her worldly sister from Paris. Following some identity switching and several inevitable amorous proclamations, the traditional institution of marriage is, in a however unorthodox a manner, ultimately saved. Greta Garbo's last film, MGM's 1941 release Two-Faced Woman, was another version of the same story. Constance Talmadge & Norma Talmadge in New York: Revisiting top silent era stars & chance to 'meet the music makers' February 2007 will be Talmadge Sisters Month at New […]


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Constance Talmadge & Norma Talmadge: Silent Era Superstar Sisters Remembered