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

Helen Gibson in The Governors Special 1916 000

Helen Gibson makes makes a breathtaking stunt in "The Governor's Special" (1916).


Dear Silent Hall of Fame users,

    Silent Hall of Fame invites all classic film lovers to see our award-winning documentary.
    The purpose of the film is to let the public know about Silent Hall of Fame and its efforts to restore the legacy and bring belated recognition to distinguished silent film personalities who have not been rewarded with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
    We envision this film as the initial step that will bring the mission of Silent Hall of Fame to a broader audience and gain more supporters. We intend to create a feature biographical documentary in the near future, as soon as the necessary funds become available.
    You can become a part of this effort by making a tax-deductible contribution to help your favorite silent star receive belated recognition and glory.

 

Here is a very efficient way to help Silent Hall of Fame:

Many major employers have programs that match their employees' donations to charitable organizations like Silent Hall of Fame. Such employers are big banks like Bank of America and US Bank, and large companies such as Chevron, Microsoft, etc. If you work for one of these employers and you donate to Silent Hall of Fame your tax-deductible contribution will be doubled and will go a long way towards helping your favorite silent star to receive better public recognition. Here is a list of Companies that Match Donations and/or Volunteer Hours.

 

What We Do

Our purpose is to preserve the names and legacy of all distinguished silent movie personalities, which have made a major contribution to the industry and the world, but do not have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Silent Hall of Fame will have a great membership of such stars, suggested by our esteemed contributors. We will do everything possible to bring all these stars full public recognition. Below are just some of the things that we do to accomplish our goals:

  • We educate the public of the great legacy of silent movie stars through this website.
  • We talk to movie industry professionals about silent movie personalities and the importance of their legacy for the history of movie art and art in general.
  • We research film memorabilia stores for silent films that are not available on DVD, for silent film stills and for star photos and portraits.
  • We research domestic and international film archives for silent films that are not available on DVD.
  • We locate silent films that are not available on DVD and make steps to acquire them and make them available to the broad public.
  • If a certain film is located and there is a need to verify the copyright holder(s), we take steps to do that and pay the respective fees.
  • We pay all the fees required by an archive in possession of the copy related to transferring it to a digital form and shipping it to us.
  • We write to the Library of Congress urging them to help repatriate silent films that we have identified in foreign archives. Specifically, the British Film Institute holds the only known copy in the word of the film "Fools of Fashion" (1926), but has refused to make a copy available to Silent Hall of Fame.
  • We write to Warner urging them to release on DVD the silent films that they keep in their vaults for years, without allowing silent movie fans to see them, and to make copies to Silent Hall of Fame. Specifically, Warner keeps copies of the wonderful and critically acclaimed comedy "Rookies" (1927), as well as "Detectives" (1928).
  • We write to AMPAS urging them to help make a deal with Lobster Films and grant to Silent Hall of Fame a copy of the film The Wall Street Whiz (1925), which is now in their possession.
  • We petition the UCLA, urging them to release the public domain silent films that they keep in their vaults for years to Silent Hall of Fame so we can show them to the public.
  • In our search for silent films that are unavailable right now we search advertisements and post advertisements in specialized movie newspapers and magazines, such as "Classic images".
  • We search and establish contact with distinguished silent movie writers and historians, who have contributed to preserving the names of silent movie stars in past decades. We talk to such writers and historians to gain a valuable insight about their interviews with illustrious silent stars, all of which have now passed away, so we are unable to speak with them. One such distinguished person is Richard Lamparski, a renowned writer and radio show host of the 60's and 70's.
  • We search and establish contact with descendants and relatives of silent movie stars for additional insights and information that can help in the fight for their public recognition. Specifically, we have talked to relatives of Marceline Day, Alice Day, Joe Roberts and Helen Holmes.
  • We search and establish contact with Hollywood movie industry insiders to gain knowledge about the inner workings of the various rewards processes.
  • As we grow stronger thanks to your generous financial support, we will start nominating the most noble, illustrious and distinguished stars on our website, one by one, for a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 

Here are two easy ways to help Silent Hall of Fame at no cost to you.

1/ If you buy stuff at Amazon you can help us at no cost to you. Amazon has set up a charitable foundation called AmazonSmile, which will donate to Silent Hall of Fame an amount equal to 0.5% of the purchase price that you pay. When you register please select Silent Hall of Fame as the charitable organization that you want to support.

2/ eBay has a program called Giving Works.  If you sell or buy stuff on eBay you can use it to raise funds for Silent Hall of Fame. Again, please select Silent Hall of Fame as the charitable organization that you want to support.

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