Oscar Apfel: Articles

Rediscovering Silent Film Star with Million Dollar (Adjusted) Back

Kitty Gordon: Silent film star with the 'most beautiful' and most heavily insured back. Rediscovering a long-forgotten silent film star: Kitty Gordon It seems almost unthinkable that there are still silent film stars who have not been resurrected, their lives and movies subject to detailed, if not always reliable, examination. […]

'Phil-for-Short': Early Feminist Tale

Made in 1919, the year before women gained the right to vote in the United States, the ultimately disappointing (and sleep-inducing) Phil-for-Short tells the story of an unconventional young woman (minor 1910s leading lady Evelyn Greeley) who sets her eyes on a geeky professor of Greek. The problem is that […]