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

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    Joe Roberts in "The Goat" (1921).

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

In order to improve the user experience we have signed up for secure hosting. Now all pages on our website use the secure connection https://. All users can be confident that the information they submit cannot be viewed by others, and that their sensitive data - passwords, messages, credit cards, etc. - is completely safe. Welcome to the new safe and secure Silent Hall of Fame website!  Happy browsing!

 

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.

 

All our visitors can now subscribe to Our Newsletter and receive up-to-date email notifications about the latest films available for viewing as they are posted on the site and other important announcements.  Please find the link on the right hand side below the search function.

 

PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION

We have started a new petition and we need your help to obtain and stream on the website many silent films that have not been seen in generations. 

The UCLA keeps locked 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. 

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 ANY OTHER WAY THEY DEEM APPROPRIATE.

Our earlier petition to the George Eastman House for 33 rare silent films is still active.
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION TO THE GEORGE EASTMAN HOUSE TO RELEASE COPIES OF RARE FILMS TO SILENT HALL OF FAME OR MAKE THESE FILMS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC ANY OTHER WAY THEY DEEM APPROPRIATE.

 

Here is an initial orientation for our new visitors:

1/ Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Terms of Use - the link is at the bottom right corner of the Home page.

2/ On the Home page you can learn about the amazing success of our documentary, find information about one of our stars, Marceline Day, and read an introduction about our mission.

3/ Further information about who we are, what we do, what we have accomplished so far, and how you can help is located in the respective pages that have links on and below the main menu at the top.

4/ A useful article is "News", which will keep you posted daily about our recent activities and plans.

5/ In the Contact Us page you have the opportunity to email us digital pictures of your favorite stars or send us a message.  Use the listed address if you want to send us paper portraits or other memorabilia of your favorite stars that can help us bring them public recognition.

6/  You can support us by clicking on the Donate button at the right to make a tax-deductible contribution.  You can also mail a check to the address on the Contact Us page.

7/ You can browse the biographical articles of our stars, which are listed below the top menu, and read the movie reviews -  the links are on the left side column.  Please note that we are looking for contributors to write original articles for many of our stars.

8/ You can read film reviews with slide shows and watch live absolutely free wonderful silent movies listed under "Free Movies" in the main menu at the top.

9/ You can also watch the films listed under "Gems for Donation" in the main menu at the top. This section contains rare and hard to find films, which are available for viewing after registering and making a minimum donation. 

10/ If you or your friends need assistance to seek grant funding for charitable projects, Silent Hall of Fame is here to help. Please consult the article "Your Fiscal Sponsor" listed under "About Us" in the main menu at the top.

11/ You can use the social networking icons on the right side of every article to spread the word about Silent Hall of Fame, its mission and its stars, and to share quality silent films and film reviews.

 

 

Welcome and enjoy!

 

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.

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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You can also use this shortcut anywhere appropriate, from a Facebook post to a Twitter tweet to drum up support for Silent Hall of Fame:

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We are asking our users to help us find some rare films so that we can show them for free on our website.  The list of films that we are looking for is posted under the Free Movies top menu item in an article entitled Help Us Find These Films.  

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT FILMS KEPT IN ARCHIVES IN THE US AND AROUND THE WORLD

     As part of our ongoing efforts to enhance the legacy of our stars we seek to recover their rare films from archives in the USA and round the world. We are happy to report that as a result of our extensive research we have found hundreds of films featuring our stars.  All these films are waiting to be reconnected with the public after many, many years.  Most of the movies have not been seen by any silent movie lovers for three or four generations.
    You can help us acquire these films and show them on our website with your tax-deductible contribution.  This will help your favorite silent movie personalities receive better public recognition, and in the future, improve their chances to get a nomination for a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Because none of these films are available for viewing anywhere else, this will also help your favorite website, Silent Hall of Fame, become really unique in the quest to bring back from oblivion the names of your favorite silent movie stars.
    Here are some of the films that we located in archives that currently are not available for viewing anywhere.  We want to show them to you, the classic movie lovers of the world:

His New York Wife (1926) featuring our star Alice Day,
Fools of Fashion (1926) featuring our star Marceline Day,
The Black Horse Bandit (1919)  featuring our star Helen Gibson,
Life in the Balance (1915) featuring our star Helen Holmes,
Her Shattered Idol (1915) featuring our star Robert Harron,
Her Child's Honor (1911) featuring our stars Florence Lawrence and Arthur V. Johnson,
Queen of the Moulin Rouge (1922)  featuring our star Martha Mansfield,
Baby Mine (1917) featuring our star John S. Robertson,
The Deerslayer (1913) featuring our star Florence Turner,
Everybody's Sweetheart (1920) featuring our star Olive Thomas,
War and the Woman (1917) featuring our star Florence La Badie,
The Lady of the Photograph (1917) featuring our star Shirley Mason,
Tropical Nights (1928) featuring our star Patsy Ruth Miller.
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