Silent Film Star Gilda Gray for Aloma of the South Seas (1926)

Aloma of the South Seas is a 1926 American silent comedy drama film. A young South Seas native boy is sent to the U.S. for his education. After his father dies, he returns to his island to try to stop a revolution. Gilda Gray starres as the exotic dancer Aloma. The films setting was in Puerto Rico and Bermuda. It was based on a 1925 play of the same title by John B. Hymer and LeRoy Clemens. ‘

Grossing $3 million in the U.S. alone, this was the most successful film of 1926 and the fourth most successful film of the 1920s. The film is now considered to be a lost film.

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Gilda Gray in Aloma of the South Seas, 1926 via

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Gilda Gray in Aloma of the South Seas, 1926 via

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Portraits of Louise Brooks for Silent Comedy Evening Clothes (1927)

Evening Clothes is a 1927 American silent comedy film directed by Luther Reed that was produced by Famous Players-Lasky and released by Paramount.

The film is based on the play L’homme en habit (The Man in Evening Clothes) by Andre Picard and Yves Mirande. Directed by Luther Reed, the film starred Adolphe Menjou, Virginia Valli, and Louise Brooks and is currently considered a lost film

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Portrait of Louise Brooks as Fox Trot for Evening Clothes directed by Luther Reed, 1927 via

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Portrait of Louise Brooks as Fox Trot for Evening Clothes directed by Luther Reed, 1927 via

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Portrait of Louise Brooks as Fox Trot for Evening Clothes directed by Luther Reed, 1927 via

Irene Rich in My Official Wife (1926)

My Official Wife is a glittering drama of Imperial Russia in the days before the Revolution and the reckless life of the aristocracy in the days of the Czar, featuring gorgeous gowns, beautiful women and spectacular settings. American actress Irene Rich (1891 – 1988) starres as Hélène, Countess Orloff

The film is based on a 1891 novel by Richard Henry Savage, that was highly popular in its day.

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Irene Rich in My Official Wife, 1926 via

Gloria Swanson in Silent Drama ‘Sadie Thompson’ (1928).

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Silent screen star Gloria Swanson (1897 – 1983) plays a woman of ill repute in the film ‘Sadie Thompson’, 1928. The film was directed by Raoul Walsh for Gloria Swanson Pictures Corporation and United Artists via

Greta Garbo in “The Temptress” (1926)

The Temptress is a (1926) American silent romantic drama film directed by Fred Niblo starring Greta Garbo. The story opens in Paris at a masquerade ball where the unhappy Elena (Garbo) meets Manuel Robledo (Antonio Moreno), an Argentine engineer. After removing their masks, they spend the night together in a park and they fall in love under the stars. They declare their love for one another, with Manuel giving her a ring, before departing …

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Ruth Harriet Louise, Greta Garbo in “The Temptress”, 1926 via

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Ruth Harriet Louise, Greta Garbo in “The Temptress”, 1926 via

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Ruth Harriet Louise, Greta Garbo in “The Temptress”, 1926 via

Amazing Scenes From Silent Horror “The Phantom of the Opera” (1925)

The Phantom of the Opera is an American silent horror film adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra, directed by Rupert Julian and starring Lon Chaney, Sr. in the title role of the deformed Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House, causing murder and mayhem in an attempt to make the woman he “loves” a star.

The film remains most famous for Chaney’s ghastly, self-devised make-up, which was kept a studio secret until the film’s premiere.

The film was released on November 25, 1925. The picture also features Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Arthur Edmund Carewe, Gibson Gowland, John St. Polis, and Snitz Edwards.

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The Phantom of the Opera directed by Rupert Julian, 1925 via

 

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The Phantom of the Opera directed by Rupert Julian, 1925 via

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 The Phantom of the Opera directed by Rupert Julian, 1925 via

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Mary Philbin and Lon Chaney in The Phantom of the Opera directed by Rupert Julian, 1925 via

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Mary Philbin and Lon Chaney in The Phantom of the Opera directed by Rupert Julian, 1925 via

 

Gloria Swanson in Sadie Thompson (1928)

Sadie Thompson is a 1928 American silent drama film that tells the story of a “fallen woman” who comes to Pago Pago on the island of Tutuila to start a new life, but encounters a zealous missionary who wants to force her back to her former life in San Francisco. The film stars Gloria Swanson, Lionel Barrymore, and Raoul Walsh.

A smoking, drinking, jazz listening, young prostitute named Sadie Thompson (Gloria Swanson) arrives at Pago Pago (now part of American Samoa), on her way to a job with a shipping line on another island. At the same time, ‘moralists’ arrive, including Mr. and Mrs. Davidson (Lionel Barrymore and Blanche Friderici).

Portrait of Gloria Swanson in Sadie Thompson directed by Raoul Walsh, 1928 via

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Gloria Swanson and Lionel Barrymore in Sadie Thompson directed by Raoul Walsh, 1928 via

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Portrait of Gloria Swanson and Directo Raoul Walsh on the set of Sadie Thompson, 1928 via