We love silent films--and here in Croton, we're not alone. And so....we're starting a new series that will focus on local silent film events, ephemera, history and more...
First up--and we learned about this site from another blog we're crazy about--more on that in a minute--take some time to visit SILENCE IS PLATINUM, a blog dedicated to "ALL THE LOVELY LADIES AND DASHING GENTS OF THE SILENT FILM ERA". Lots of info, photos and more; check it out here http://silenceisplatinum.blogspot.com/
Second, we love the EUROPEAN FILM STAR POSTCARDS blog. There's plenty of silent film history there in addition to much more recent fare--but from the other side of the ocean http://filmstarpostcards.blogspot.com/
And finally, as many of you know, our own Croton-on-Hudson was home to many an actress from the silent film era. Perhaps the most famous was Gloria Swanson. We've covered her extensively here at Everything Croton--largely thanks to the archives maintained by the hard-working volunteers of The Croton Historical Society--but because you can never get enough Gloria, click on the photos below. These cover a number of her films in the 1920's with thanks to one of the "elves" for forwarding.
SEE MORE GLORIA SWANSON HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/more-gloria-swanson-croton-connection.html