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Rare Gems on DVD

Our users have spoken, and we have listened. You want to see rare and hard to find films, and we have created for you the Silent Gems Collection, available on eBay. This DVD collection includes rare and for the first time available films with our stars, as well as other silent masterpieces. These are high quality films that are hard to find anywhere else. Please click on this link to see the collection: Silent Gems Collection

Important Update:

You don't have to leave our website in order to obtain the films from our Silent Gems Collection. These gems are now available to our users as a reward for donation. For details click here.

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OUR DOCUMENTARY

    We are proud to present to all silent film lovers our multiple award-winning documentary! In March 2015 it won the distinction "Award of Merit" at the San Francisco Film Awards. In May it won the Silver Award at the 2015 International Independent Film Awards. In September 2015 it won the Award of Recognition at the Accolade Global Film Competition. Of equal merit is the inclusion of the documentary in the Official Selection of the San Jose International Short Film Festival in October 2015. In December the documentary won the extremely prestigious Diamond Award at the 2015 California Film Awards. The amazing run of recognition for our documentary continued in 2016. In February it was included in the Official Selection of the Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival.

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   Florence La Badie

 

We have included this film in our program to illustrate the work and contributions of our star Florence La Badie.

 

"The Portrait of Lady Anne" is a nice short fantasy film produced by Thanhouser.  Florence La Badie plays the role of a beautiful, but very capricious young woman in two different time periods.

In 1770 Florence La Badie as Lady Anne has her portrait made, and she shows it with excitement to her father.  Then a soldier, to whom she is betrothed, comes visiting.  They have a good time until she gets into a jealous fit, throws the engagement ring and walks away.  He goes to war and dies, but not before writing her a letter with the words "You will regret this all your life".  This is exactly what happens, as Florence La Badie is filled with remorse ever after.

Forward to 1912.  Florence La Badie is a young woman, a descendant of Lady Anne.  She entertains her suitor and guests at her house, with the portrait of Lady Anne hanging on the wall.  The same thing occurs all over again: she becomes jealous and breaks up with her man. 

But the spirit of Lady Anne is troubled and she wants to make sure that her descendant marries the man she loves, avoiding her own stupid mistake.  The ghost of Lady Anne steps out of the portrait and patches things up with the man.  Florence La Badie sees the empty frame on the wall and realizes that her ancestress is trying to help her.  She returns to her man.

The film is notable for its very rich costumes and beautiful sets.  Florence La Badie was the leading actress of Thanhouser from 1911 until her untimely death in 1917 at the age of 29. 

 

A special acknowledgement

Let's all give our thanks to Ned Thanhouser for the outstanding work he has done for the past 25+ years in archives around the globe to acquire and publish on DVD and online Thanhouser films starring Florence La Badie. 

You can learn about Ned Thanhouser's new documentary and watch free online full length videos of surviving Thanhouser films featuring other stars here:
www.thanhouser.org

 

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   Florence La Badie

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