Silent film stars

Step back in time and discover the enchanting world of silent film stars. Learn about the iconic actors and actresses who captivated audiences without uttering a single word.
Flapper Flickers and Silent Stanzas: Black Lips and White Faces: Early Silent Film Makeup Portraits, Portrait, Beleza, Peinados, Fotografie, Styl, Blanco Y Negro, Fotografia, Ikon

Have you ever wondered why the makeup in movies of the 1910s looks so garish and pallid compared to those in the 20s? Note (after you stop laughing) how dark Buster's hands are compared to his face. The secret lies in the type of film stock. Not all black and white film was created equal! Before 1922, almost all motion pictures were shot on orthochromatic, or blue-sensitive, film: The film stock was sensitive to the blue-violet end of the visible spectrum but insensitive to the yellow-red…

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Jennifer Redmond
Max Factor’s Clown Contouring Make-Up of Early Television Color Film, Blue Foundation, 1920 Makeup, Vintage Makeup, 1920s Makeup Tutorial, 1920s Makeup, Black And White Film, Yellow Lipstick, Black And White

I doubt these ladies felt at all ready for their close-up, but this is what it looked like to be camera-ready in the early years of black & white commercial television. Technology for the new medium in those days lacked a significant amount of contrast and wasn't capable of showing certain colou

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eunoia.anna
#6 Bessie Love, an American actress who achieved prominence in the silent films and early talkies Hollywood Actresses, Vintage Photos, Portraits, Vintage, Bessie Love, Bessie, Vintage Ladies, Fred, The Beauty

At the beginning of 20th century, there was no Photoshop or plastic surgery, and the beauty icons of those times looked completely different from modern actresses, singers and models. Take a look at these 100-year-old pictures capturing the pure beauty of women who lived a century ago.

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