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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    Marceline Day and Flash

    An archive in the Netherlands has the only copy in the world of the film "Under the Black Eagle" (1928) in the form of the original nitrate reels, and has asked for $8,000 to make a digital copy on DVD.  The film has not been seen by the classic film lovers in 85 years. We need your help to acquire this and many other films so that we can show them to the classic film loving public.

 

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.

 

FOR PHILANTHROPISTS: YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT IS CRUCIAL FOR THE SUCCESS OF OUR MISSION

    Silent Hall of Fame is a young and energetic nonprofit organization, which runs this website for the public benefit and in the public interest. We have very limited volunteer staff, but serve users around the world.

    Silent Hall of Fame is unique. It is the only place where we actively work to bring the names and legacy of formerly illustrious, but unrewarded with proper recognition silent stars back from oblivion and strive to bring them belated fame and respect. Our ultimate goal is to place a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for all silent movie personalities featured on this website.

    We also fight for your right, the right of the public, to see silent masterpieces that have been kept in hidden vaults for far too long.  We have located hundreds of films featuring our stars that we want to show you for free on our website.

    To cover our minimum expenses for rent, utilities, servers, website maintenance and support, gas, postage, office supplies and various fees we need about $15,000 annually.

    We further need funding for our program expenses such as movie acquisition fees, copyright check fees, access fees and transfer fees.  We need your generous support to bring out into the open and show to the public many silent films-masterpieces that are available in archives around the world and wait to be reconnected with the classic film lovers after many decades.  Some films cost a few hundred dollars, others cost thousands of dollars - you can find examples in the pages "What We Do" and "How You Can Help".

    We also need funding for our ultimate goal - to place a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for the stars of Silent Hall of Fame.  We do believe that they deserve this recognition for their outstanding contributions to the Motion Pictures industry, the country and the world.  Each nomination currently costs $30,000, which is the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce fee.  Again, we are all volunteers, we do not get paid salaries but give our hearts out to bring belated recognition to these amazing silent stars.

    We can't succeed without your help.  If you share our vision and noble purpose, please support our efforts.  All contributions are tax deductible.  Apart from cash donations, Silent Hall of Fame is also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts.  We accept any non-cash contributions in the form of securities, jewelry, art, real property, vehicles, as well as music, film and book royalties.

     You can verify our tax exempt and Public Charity status by checking the IRS Business Master File of organizations eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions here.  If you have any questions for us, please do not hesitate to send us a message through the "Contact Us" page.

    When you make a contribution to Silent Hall of Fame you will obtain many tangible and intangible benefits, such as:

  1/ You support a worthy cause and you get the moral satisfaction of helping your favorite silent movie star to receive belated recognition and glory.
  2/ All contributions are tax deductible, so you can reduce your taxes.
  3/ When our star gets a place on the Hollywood Walk of Fame his or her name will become history forever, and so will the contributors who have supported their nomination.  Silent Hall of Fame can make public the list of donors and etch their names in history as well.

    If you are a private philanthropist, who likes to support worthy causes, please consider making a tax deductible contribution to Silent Hall of Fame.  You may remain anonymous if you so desire.

    If you are a successful private business with philanthropic programs for charitable giving, please consider making a tax deductible contribution to Silent Hall of Fame.

    If you are a private foundation giving grants to tax-exempt public charities, please consider inviting  Silent Hall of Fame to apply for a grant and receive your support.

    If you are a public charity and have funds for charitable giving, please consider making a tax deductible contribution to Silent Hall of Fame.    

 

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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