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

Alice Day and Joe Young in Gooseland 1926

Alice Day and Joe Young in "Gooseland" (1926).  The only copy of the film in the whole world is being kept in the UCLA archive.

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION TO THE UCLA TO RELEASE COPIES OF RARE FILMS TO SILENT HALL OF FAME OR MAKE THESE FILMS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC.

The UCLA preserves in their archives many quality silent films featuring our stars Billy Bitzer, Alice Day, Marceline Day, Snitz Edwards, Helen Gibson, Robert Harron, Helen Holmes, Jack Hoxie, Arthur V. Johnson, Florence La Badie, Florence Lawrence, Shirley Mason, John S. Robertson, Patsy Ruth Miller and Florence Turner.

These films have not been seen by the classic movie lovers in almost a century.  Silent Hall of Fame wishes to work together with the UCLA in order to make these films available to the public. 

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION TO THE UCLA TO RELEASE COPIES OF THE RARE FILMS TO SILENT HALL OF FAME OR MAKE THESE FILMS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC.

Silent Hall of Fame, a nonprofit organization, is committed to preserving the legacy of silent movie stars.  We show rare silent films, including many that are very hard to find anywhere else, on our website silent-hall-of-fame.org.

Silent Hall of Fame discovered that the UCLA holds in their vaults copies of many rare films featuring our stars, as well as other distinguished silent era personalities.  These films have not seen the eyes of the public for a very long time. 

We asked the UCLA to let us borrow these films so that we can show them to everybody interested in films from the Silent Era. The UCLA informed us that it has instituted a policy to charge an access fee of $ 5,000 per title (feature film).

We are asking the public to support our request to borrow these films and show them on our website silent-hall-of-fame.org if the UCLA cannot make these films available to the public.

We are also asking the public to comment how it feels about UCLA's access fee of $ 5,000 and about losing the chance, probably forever, to see rare films that exist only in single copies in the UCLA archives.

Please understand that this is YOUR petition. YOU, the silent film lovers of the world, will benefit if the petition is successful and will be able to see many rare silent masterpieces that have been locked in vaults for generations.

Below are the stars and their films that we want to show on our website to the silent movie lovers of the world, or write a movie review and post pictures (for the films that are still copyrighted). Please note that the films in bold are not available anywhere else in the whole world, except in the UCLA. This incomplete list of the UCLA holdings includes 136 stars in 220 rare films that many silent film lovers won't be able to see in their lifetime if the UCLA does not open their archives to the public.


Billy Bitzer
The Hypnotist's Revenge (1907)
The Song of the Wildwood Flute (1910)

Alice Day
Off His Trolley (1924)
Gooseland (1926)
The Plumber's Daughter (1927)

Marceline Day
A Certain Young Man (1928) - trailer

Snitz Edwards
The Wanderer (1925)
The Love Special (1921)

Helen Gibson
The Hazards of Helen episodes
(108) The Trial Run
(106) The Runaway Sleeper

Robert Harron
They Would Elope (1909)
The Diving Girl (1911)
Fate's Interception (1912)
The Inner Circle (1912)
A Lodging for the Night (1912)
A Pueblo Legend (1912)
A Feud in the Kentucky Hills (1912)
The Informer (1912)
Home Folks (1912)

Helen Holmes
Whispering Smith (1916)
Barriers of the Law (1925)

Jack Hoxie
Johnny Get Your Gun (1919)
Don Quickshot Of The Rio Grande (1923)

Arthur V. Johnson
A Woman's Way (1908)
The Fight for Freedom (1908)
The Criminal Hypnotist (1909)
The Heart of an Outlaw (1909)
All on Account of the Milk (1910)
Love Among the Roses (1910)

Florence La Badie
A Gold Necklace (1910)
After the Ball (1910)

Florence Lawrence
The Automobile Thieves (1906)
The Devil (1908)
Daniel Boone (1907)
After Many Years (1908)
The Time-Lock Safe (1910)

Shirley Mason
Lord Jim (1925)

John S. Robertson
The Bright Shawl (1923)
The Fighting Blade (1923)
Shanghai Lady, silent version (1929)

Patsy Ruth Miller
The Drivin' Fool (1923)
Singer Jim McKee (1924)
Painting the Town (1927)
The Gate Crasher (1928)

Florence Turner
She Cried (1912)

Dorothy Mackaill
The Man Who Came Back (1924)
The Making of O'Malley (1925)
The Whip (1928)
Ladies' Night in a Turkish Bath (1928)
The Barker (1928)
His Captive Woman, silent version (1929)
Two Weeks Off, silent version (1929)
Just Another Blonde (1926)

George Fawcett
Two Weeks (1920)
Beyond the Rainbow (1922)
The Bedroom Window (1924)
The Verdict (1925)
The Fighting Cub (1925)
The Home Maker (1925)
The Valley of the Giants (1927)

Jacqueline Logan
Fool's Paradise (1921)
The Blood Ship (1927)
The River Woman (1928)
The King of the Kongo (1929) - 10 chapter serial
According to IMDB: A complete 10-chapter copy of the silent version of this serial is held by the UCLA Film and Television Archives.

Eileen Percy
The Turmoil (1924)

Pauline Garon
The Marriage Market (1923)

Arthur Hoyt
Home, James (1928)

Claire McDowell
Almost Human (1927)

Dorothy Sebastian
The Spirit of Youth (1929)

Rex Ingram
The Flower of Doom (1917)

Marian Nixon
What Happened to Jones (1926)

Mitchell Lewis
The Mutiny of the Elsinore (1920)

Anna Q. Nilsson
Winds of Chance (1925)

Gloria Grey
The Boaster (1926)

Lionel Barrymore
The Wrongdoers (1925)

Barbara La Marr
The Heart of a Siren (1925)

Wanda Hawley
The Midnight Limited (1926)

Jean Hersholt
Jazz Mad (1928)

Mack Sennett
My Valet (1915)

Marie Prevost
Almost a Lady (1926)
Daughters of Pleasure (1924)
The Sideshow (1928)

Bert Lytell
Alias the Lone Wolf (1927)
Sporting Life (1925)
The Lion's Den (1919)

Rod La Rocque
Bachelor Brides (1926)
Gigolo (1926)

Tully Marshall
Anything Once (1925)

Agnes Ayres
The Awful Truth (1925)
Bluff (1924)

John Bowers
The Barefoot Boy (1923)

Clara Bow
Black Lightning (1924)
Empty Hearts (1924)
Poisoned Paradise: The Forbidden Story of Monte Carlo (1924)

Laura La Plante
The Beautiful Cheat (1926)
Butterfly (1924)
Crooked Alley (1923)
Her Big Night (1926)
The Midnight Sun (1926)
Show Boat (1929)

Fritzi Brunette
Beware of Strangers (1917)

Neal Hart
Butterfly Range (1922)

George O'Hara
California or Bust (1927)

Victor McLaglen
Captain Lash (1929)

Clara Kimball Young
Charge It (1921)

Elaine Hammerstein
The Checkered Flag (1926)
Her Man (1918)
One Week of Love (1922)

Hoot Gibson
Chip of the Flying U (1926)

House Peters
The Combat (1926)

Jackie Coogan
Daddy (1923)

Hobart Bosworth
The Cup of Life (1921)
The Brute Master (1920)
His Own Law (1920)

Tod Browning
Dollar Down (1925)

Gloria Swanson
Everywoman's Husband (1918)

Mary Philbin
Fifth Avenue Models (1925)
Stella Maris (1925)

Antonio Moreno
The First Law (1918)

Mildred Harris
The Fighting Cub (1925)
The Show Girl (1927)

Seena Owen
The Flame of the Yukon (1926)
Sisters (1922)

Reginald Denny
The Fast Worker (1924)
Sporting Youth (1924)
That's My Daddy (1927)

Leatrice Joy
For Alimony Only (1926)
The Wedding Song (1925)
Changing Husbands (1924)

Carmel Myers
The Girl From Rio (1927)

William Desmond Taylor
He Fell in Love with His Wife (1916)

Alice Joyce
The Home Maker (1925)

Jetta Goudal
Her Man O' War (1926)
The Forbidden Woman (1927)

Priscilla Dean
Jewels of Desire (1927)

Tom Santschi
Isle of Lost Men (1928)

Virginia Valli
K - The Unknown (1924)

Sue Carol
It Can Be Done (1929)

Louise Glaum
A Law Unto Herself (1918)

Frank Lloyd
Madame la Presidente (1916)
The Reform Candidate (1915)

Norma Shearer
Man and Wife (1923)

Harry Carey
The Man from Red Gulch (1925)

Madge Bellamy
The Man in Blue (1925)

Phyllis Haver
The Office Scandal (1929)
Sal of Singapore (1928)

William Powell
My Lady's Lips (1925)

Alice Calhoun
The Other Woman's Story (1925)
The Part Time Wife (1925)

James Kirkwood
The Police Patrol (1925)

Edward Everett Horton
Poker Faces (1926)

Richard Thorpe
Riding Rivals (1926)
Deuce High (1926)

Mary Astor
Second Fiddle (1923)

George O'Brien
Sharp Shooters (1928)

Neil Hamilton
The Shield of Honor (1927)

Bessie Love
A Son Of His Father  1925

Billie Dove
The Tender Hour (1927)

Wanda Hawley
Stop Flirting  1925

Dorothy Sebastian
The Spirit Of Youth  1929

Larry Semon
Spuds (1927)

Matt Moore
The Storm (1922)

William S. Hart
Square Deal Sanderson (1919)

Ben Lyon
The Transgressor (1918)

Julia Faye
Turkish Delight (1927)
Corporal Kate (1926)

Eleanor Boardman
The Turmoil (1924)

Constance Talmadge
Up the Road with Sallie (1918)
Venus of Venice (1927)
In Search of a Sinner (1920)

Myrna Loy
Turn Back the Hours (1928)

Eva Novak
Up in Mary's Attic (1920)

Richard Talmadge
Watch Him Step (1922)

Boris Karloff
Without Benefit of Clergy (1921)

Ruth Roland
Where the Worst Begins (1925)

Dorothy Phillips
Without Mercy (1925)
The World's a Stage (1922)

Jane Novak
What Price Love? (1927)

Edward Everett Horton
The Whole Town's Talking (1926)

May Allison
Wreckage (1925)

Fannie Ward
The Years of the Locust (1916)

Jean Hersholt
Alias the Deacon (1927)

Monty Banks
Atta Boy  1926
Play Safe (1927)

Dorothy Dalton
Black Is White (1920)

May McAvoy
The Bedroom Window (1924)

Flora Finch
The Brown Derby (1926)

Maurice Costello
Conceit (1921)

Dorothy Gish
The Country Flapper (1922)

Norma Talmadge
A Daughter of Two Worlds (1920)

Florence Vidor
The Eagle of the Sea (1926)

Lewis Stone
The Girl from Montmartre (1926)

Mary Brian
Harold Teen (1928)

Blanche Sweet
The Hushed Hour (1919)

Wallace Reid
The Love Special (1921)

Carlyle Blackwell
Love in a Hurry (1919)

Ann Pennington
The Mad Dancer (1925)

Lloyd Hughes
Mother o' Mine (1921)

Lloyd Ingraham
Oh, What a Night! (1926)

Charles Ray
An Old Fashioned Boy (1920)
His Mother's Boy (1917)
The Village Sleuth (1920)

Claire Windsor
The Opening Night (1927)

Fred Niblo
Partners Three (1919)

Dolores del Rio
Revenge (1928)

Wesley Barry
School Days (1921)

Carole Lombard
Show Folks (1928)

Enid Bennett
Silk Hosiery (1920)

Marguerite De La Motte
Scars of Jealousy (1923)
The Unknown Soldier (1926)

Sidney Franklin
Two Weeks (1920)

Milton Sills
The Valley of the Giants (1927)

Lila Lee
Wandering Husbands (1924)

Aileen Pringle
Wildfire (1925)

Estelle Taylor
While New York Sleeps (1920)

Conrad Nagel
Fool's Paradise (1921)

Colleen Moore
His Nibs (1921)

Douglas MacLean
The Home Stretch (1921)

Adolphe Menjou
The King on Main Street (1925)


All silent movie lovers are incredibly lucky that these films have survived the trials and tribulations of time and abuse. What is the use of having them locked in closed vaults? Let's make an extra effort to bring these films out into the open and show them to the world audiences, where they belong.

Please understand that this is YOUR petition. YOU, the silent film lovers of the world, will benefit if the petition is successful and will be able to see many rare silent masterpieces that have been locked in vaults for generations.

Please sign the petition if you believe in free access of the public to all films kept in archives and if you want to help the legacy of silent stars. Every one of you classic movie lovers of the world can make a difference.

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION TO THE UCLA TO RELEASE COPIES OF THE FILMS TO SILENT HALL OF FAME OR MAKE THESE FILMS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC.

Silent Hall of Fame, a nonprofit organization
Preserving the legacy of silent movie stars
http://silent-hall-of-fame.org/

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PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION TO THE UCLA TO RELEASE COPIES OF THE RARE FILMS TO SILENT HALL OF FAME OR MAKE THESE FILMS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC. 

 

 

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