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.

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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.

 Out Yonder 1919The Woman God Forgot 1917That Model from Paris 1926For Better for Worse 1919Dorothy 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.

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Richard Barthelmess in The Idol Dancer 1920 00

   Richard Barthelmess

 

Directed by               D. W. Griffith
Produced by             D. W. Griffith
Scenario by               Stanner E.V. Taylor, based on the novel Blood of the Covenants by Gordon Ray Young 
Starring                     Richard Barthelmess, Clarine Seymour, Creighton Hale
Cinematography       Billy Bitzer
Distributed by           First National Exhibitors' Circuit
Release date               March 21, 1920
Running time             1 hour, 41 minutes
Country                      United States
Language                    Silent film, English intertitles

 

"The Idol Dancer", A Story of the Southern Seas, is a drama included in our program to illustrate the work of our star cinematographer Billy Bitzer.

 

This film is not considered a D. W. Griffith masterpiece, as a matter of fact it has been vilified in the media as the lowest point of his career.  Perhaps 'the father of film' had set the bar so high that anything below superior grade as his creation is deemed a failure.

We insist on showing this film to the public for several reasons:

- any film with Richard Barthelmess is worth watching

- this is the last film starring Clarine Seymour, in which she delivered a very good performance. She was a rising star, but unfortunately died just a month after the film's release. She was only 21.

- even those that dislike the film note the beautiful scenery, which is the work of our star cinematographer Billy Bitzer.

 

 

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Clarine Seymour in The Idol Dancer 1920 09b

   Clarine Seymour

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