Some Biographies

Back when I was thinking about starting Silent-ology, I worked on a few biographies of silent film actors to get a feel for film history writing and research. I’m archiving them here and may add more as time goes by.

If you want to use or reproduce any of my writing, please cite me as a source.  Thank you kindly!

Theda Bara
Joe Bordeaux
Charley Bowers
Louise Fazenda
Robert Harron
Harry Langdon
Sybil Seely
Henry B. Walthall

4 thoughts on “Some Biographies

    • Hello Don,

      I hadn’t heard of Mahoney before, and according to Brent Walker’s book on Keystone no one with that name ever worked at the Sennett studio. But! I did find some references to a “Wilkie Mahoney” working for Hal Roach in the mid-1920s. He’s mentioned working as a supporting player in a Clyde Cook comedy and a Charley Chase comedy: http://lantern.mediahist.org/?page=4&q=wilkie+mahoney&sort=date-start+asc%2C+title+asc&utf8=%E2%9C%93

      From a few more quick scans of the Lantern site, Wilkie seems to have become a screenplay and dialogue writer for 1930s and 1940s comedies, as well as a writer for radio shows.

      The Lantern site is always a great place to find material on our silent actors, directors, editors, and other personnel: http://lantern.mediahist.org Hope that helps!

  1. Hello:)
    My utter obsession is Florence La Badie. I am currently collecting as much info on her as I can. I have an idea that I am working on but I need to bounce my ideas with someone who loves silent films and the stars. Is there anyway I can get in touch with you privately? ANY help/assistance would be greatly appreciated

    • Hi Maria!! Flo was a wonderful talent, it’s always heartwarming to know there are folks who still love her. I have a contact form on my “About Silent-ology” page in the main bar above–drop me a line!

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