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The Difference Between Silent Film & Talkie Make-Up - who knew they wore yellow lipstick and blue foundation to achieve contrast with early silent film stock?

The Difference Between Silent Film & Talkie Make-Up

The Difference Between Silent Film & Talkie Make-Up - who knew they wore yellow lipstick and blue foundation to achieve contrast with early silent film stock?

Gloria Swanson 1925 -(March 27, 1899 – April 4, 1983) was an American actress, singer and producer. She was one of the most prominent stars during the silent film era as both an actress & a fashion icon. Under the direction of Cecil B. DeMille, made dozens of silents and was nominated for the first Academy Award in the Best Actress category. She had also produced her own films.  Today she is best known for her role as Norma Desmond, a faded silent film star, film Sunset Boulevard (1950).

Gloria Swanson 1925 -(March 27, 1899 – April 4, 1983) was an American actress, singer and producer. She was one of the most prominent stars during the silent film era as both an actress & a fashion icon. Under the direction of Cecil B. DeMille, made dozens of silents and was nominated for the first Academy Award in the Best Actress category. She had also produced her own films. Today she is best known for her role as Norma Desmond, a faded silent film star, film Sunset Boulevard (1950).

Amazing photo of silent film star Bessie Love, looking like it could have been taken 30 or 40 years later than it was.

Amazing photo of silent film star Bessie Love, looking like it could have been taken 30 or 40 years later than it was.

Dorothy Janis (1912-2010). American silent film actress. Typecast as an "exotic beauty", she had a brief career in the late 1920s. She was discovered by Hollywood talent scouts while still in high school and signed by MGM to a five year contract.

Dorothy Janis (1912-2010). American silent film actress. Typecast as an "exotic beauty", she had a brief career in the late 1920s. She was discovered by Hollywood talent scouts while still in high school and signed by MGM to a five year contract.

Alice Terry 1920's silent film star.  Her most famous role comes from the movie The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.  The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is one of the top 100 silent era movies and stars Rudolph Valentino.  It made him a huge star.  The Four Horseman was the 6th highest grossing film of the silent era.  This movie is available on youtube.

Alice Terry 1920's silent film star. Her most famous role comes from the movie The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is one of the top 100 silent era movies and stars Rudolph Valentino. It made him a huge star. The Four Horseman was the 6th highest grossing film of the silent era. This movie is available on youtube.

Vintage Photography: Brigitte Helm in in Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent film ‘Metropolis’ with the Yoshiwara Costume

Vintage Photography: Brigitte Helm in in Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent film ‘Metropolis’ with the Yoshiwara Costume

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