Articles On Silent Movies

Although the idea of including sound in movies was in the minds of film companies from the very beginning, the technology wasn't available to incorporate sound until the late 1920s. In the early days of film, silent movies were very popular and created stars such as Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford and John Barrymore. And while a selection of these classic films remain today, it's estimated that upwards of 90 percent have been lost throughout the years.

The history of silent movies is fascinating, especially for those who are interested in cinematography. When you visit us at, you'll have access to a large collection of free magazine articles on silent movies, all of which were published during the films' heyday in the 1920s. Read movie reviews, articles on funny man Charlie Chaplin and view cartoons that made fun of this new form of entertainment.

A Large Collection of Articles on Silent Movies
An article published in a 1922 issue of Smart Set discusses the low morals of movies and compares them to the grandness of opera and theater: "There is in it, from beginning to end, not a trace of the sweeping manner of that of grand opera, not a trace of the gay adventure and spectacularity of that of the stage, not a trace of the wistful charm of that of the atelier." This article, and all others that we have available, are published in their entirety and as PDF images of the articles as they first appeared. If you're a history buff, this valuable resource will take you back in time to the Era of the Silver Screen.

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