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1922 Kodachrome Test Film

In this test film made at the Paragon Studios in Fort Lee, NJ, in 1922, actress Mae Murray and others model costumes from the film The Light in the Dark in the first commercial use of 2-color Kodachrome.


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Glamorous Ladies of the Silent Screen

This small collection of photographs covers the extraordinary range of silent film actresses – from the virginal Mary Pickford to the vampish Theda Bara.  It’s amazing, though, that women in those days fit into only those two roles – a celluloid view through the eyes of men.  Regardless, the silent screen era is unique in the annals of modern entertainment.  We’ll never have something quite like it again.

Mary Pickford

Alice White

Anita Page

Barbara Kent

Bebe Daniels

Bessie Love

Clara Bow

Gloria Swanson

Greta Garbo

Lillian Gish

Lilyan Tashman

Mabel Normand


Pina Menichelli

Pola Negri

Theda Bara


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