Dear Silent Hall of Fame Users:
You have come to this website, because you like silent films and silent movie stars. There are many places like this. But unlike other sites, here at Silent Hall of Fame you can make a real difference. You can help us show for the first time many films featuring your favorite silent stars that have not been seen in generations. This will bring their names back into the public discourse. But you can do much more than that: you can help your favorite silent stars receive belated recognition and glory.
Until now there has never been an organization with the purpose to place a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for movie personalities from a century ago. Silent Hall of Fame is this historic organization. Silent Hall of Fame is the only organization of its kind. We will make history and we invite you to become a part of history by sponsoring a silent movie star for the Hollywood Walk of Fame. All contributions are tax deductible.
Directed by Mack Sennett
Produced by Keystone Film Company
Starring Ford Sterling, Mabel Normand, Alice Davenport, Helen Holmes
Distributed by Mutual Film Corporation
Release date May 1, 1913
Running time 12 min.
Country United States
Language Silent film, English intertitles
"The Jazz Band Leader", also known as "The Ragtime Band", is a short comedy directed by Mack Sennett. The film is included in our program to illustrate the contributions of our star Helen Holmes.
This is one of the first roles of Helen Holmes, in which she appears as a village beauty. She became the audacious star of "The Hazards of Helen" a year and a half later, acting as the heroine of numerous railroad adventures.
Click to enlarge:
The Jazz Band Leader
Mabel Normand enjoys the attention of Ford Sterling and another man in "The Jazz Band Leader" (1913).
Mabel Normand applauds the band in "The Jazz Band Leader" (1913).
Mabel Normand enjoys the attention of Ford Sterling and the other man again in "The Jazz Band Leader" (1913).
Mabel Normand is left only with Ford Sterling in "The Jazz Band Leader" (1913).
Mabel Normand seems to yield to Ford Sterling's courtship in "The Jazz Band Leader" (1913).
Mabel Normand introduces Ford Sterling to her mother in "The Jazz Band Leader" (1913).
Helen Holmes watches the band march led by Ford Sterling in "The Jazz Band Leader" (1913).
Helen Holmes enjoys Ford Sterling's show in "The Jazz Band Leader" (1913).
Helen Holmes watches Ford Sterling's tricks in "The Jazz Band Leader" (1913).
Helen Holmes watches the band leader Ford Sterling in "The Jazz Band Leader" (1913).
Mabel Normand and Ford Sterling
Click on a button below to sponsor a silent movie star with your tax-deductible contribution.
Please use this button for a one-time donation:
Please use the button below for a recurring donation
Please enter the dollar amount AND AFTER THAT click on the donate button.
Otherwise you may get a PayPal error message.