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.

   Please use this button for a one-time donation. Use the button on the right-hand side for a recurring donation.

 

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

    This announcement, as well as the link, are approved by Google AdWords for Nonprofits. See also the Footnote at the bottom of this page.

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.

 2 Out Yonder 191915 That Model from Paris 192621 For Better  for Worse 191924 The Woman God Forgot 19173 Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall 1924

 

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.

 Accolade Global Film Competition AwardSan Jose International Short Film FestivalCalifornia Film Awards smallSan Francisco Film AwardsInternational Independent Film Awards

Robert Harron in The Birth of a Nation 1915 001 

   Robert Harron

 

Directed by               D. W. Griffith
Produced by             D. W. Griffith
Scenario by               D.W. Griffith and Frank E. Woods       
Starring                     Henry B. Walthall, Robert Harron, Mae Marsh, Miriam Cooper,  Lillian Gish, Wallace Reid and many others
Cinematography       Billy Bitzer
Editing by                  James Smith and D.W. Griffith
Distributed by           Epoch Producing Corporation
Release date               March 21, 1915
Running time             91 min. (part I)
Country                      United States
Language                    Silent film, English intertitles


"The Birth of a Nation" is a historical drama, included in our program to illustrate the work of two of our stars: actor Robert Harron and cinematographer Billy Bitzer.

 

"The Birth of a Nation" is a controversial Civil War drama.

Part I of the film includes the acting performance of our star Robert Harron. It concludes with the assassination of President Lincoln.

Part II - Reconstruction - does not include any scenes with Robert Harron. It shows the rise of the KKK and portrays the whole African-American race as evil, vicious and intolerant.

We have decided to show only Part I of the film to pay tribute to the contributions of Robert Harron.  The whole movie is abundantly available on the internet for those viewers that are interested.

 

 

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Henry Walthall and Lillian Gish in The Birth of a Nation 1915 04

   Henry Walthall and Lillian Gish

 

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