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I have to wonder how so many of these silent film stars felt when sound finally became a possibility in movies. I would imagine that many of them had to feel quite regretful over what they had missed out on in their day. I just can’t imagine going to see movies on a regular basis with no sound and perhaps never knowing what ur favorite stars even sounded like. But I guess it left a lot to the imagination.My interest in Old Hollywood hits its limit with the advent of sound. I have seen only a handful of Silent films, and regard them as little more than curiosities.
I have seen only snippets of Gish, Bow, Pickford and Bara and can't say I found any of them particularly intriguing. Bara in particular is a curious reminder of how much beauty standards have changed in the past 100 years. Even without the vamp-y makeup, she's pretty, uhhh, average by contemporary standards.