Norma Talmadge: Articles


First Best Actor & Best Actress Academy Award Winners: Emil Jannings & Janet Gaynor

First Best Actor Oscar winner Emil Jannings in 'The Last Command.' First Best Actor Oscar winner Emil Jannings, first Best Actress Oscar winner Janet Gaynor on TCM First Best Actor Academy Award winner Emil Jannings in The Last Command, first Best Actress Academy Award winner Janet Gaynor in Sunrise, and […]


Viola Dana & Mabel Normand + Norma Talmadge & Constance Talmadge: 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, […]


'Metropolis,' Norma Talmadge and Louise Brooks: San Francisco Silent Film Festival

Louise Brooks (center) in Diary of a Lost Girl (top); Fritz Lang's sci-fi classic Metropolis (upper middle); George O'Brien (center) in John Ford's The Iron Horse (lower middle); Norma Talmadge in Sam Taylor and Henry King's The Woman Disputed (bottom) The San Francisco Silent Film Festival kicks off on July […]


Sydney Pollack & Jane Powell, Norma Talmadge & Alan J. Pakula: Academy Library Acquisitions

James L. Brooks, among whose films are Terms of Endearment (1983), Broadcast News (1987), and As Good as It Gets (1997) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Margaret Herrick Library celebrated the acquisition of 12 unique collections on Wednesday, May 19. Among the collections are the Joseph L. […]


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 […]


Marion Davies & Ronald Colman + Fritz Lang 'Metropolis' Screening

Buster Keaton, Norma Talmadge, Constance Talmadge: Kansas Silent Film Festival Buster Keaton's Our Hospitality will be introduced by Keaton's granddaughter Melissa Talmadge Cox at the opening of the 14th annual Kansas Silent Film Festival at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, in White Concert Hall, Washburn University.  The Festival continues Saturday, […]


Norma Talmadge Film Series at the Donnell Media Center

“Important international stars from the silent era of filmmaking are undeservedly forgotten today because of the unavailability of their motion pictures, which are often considered lost.” Thus begins the press release for the seventh “Meet the Makers: Silent Film Accompanists” series, which will attempt to rectify that problem by screening […]


Cinesation: Norma Talmadge & Silent Movies' Harrison Ford

Cinesation, a film festival that focuses on hard-to-find samples of vintage American cinema, will return to the historic Lincoln Theatre in Massillon, Ohio, for its 17th year. The festival runs from Thursday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Sept. 30. Titles that have already been announced are: Rubber Tires (1927, right), the […]


Constance Talmadge & Norma Talmadge: Silent Era Superstar Sisters Remembered

Constance Talmadge in Her Sister from Paris. Adapted to the screen by frequent Ernst Lubitsch collaborator Hanns Kräly, Sidney Franklin's 1925 comedy Her Sister from Paris is a great showcase for one of the silent era's foremost light comediennes, Constance Talmadge, cast as both the bourgeois Viennese wife of a […]