A very MERRY CHRISTMAS from Miss Movie! Or so the fairy in this 1917 Motion Picture Magazine is called:
I was amused by the fact that “Also a Merry Christmas!” is a wee afterthought at the bottom. In fairness, this is a January issue, but the December issues don’t seem to have an abundance of Christmas ads either. Times have sure changed, eh?
I’m hoping that all Silent-ology readers have a lovely Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, wherever you may be! No matter what you’ll be doing today or how busy or how quiet it’ll be, know that I’ll be raising a glass to you at some point.
(Also a Happy New Year!)
If you got to go back in time to the Golden Age of Hollywood and spend Christmas with one of your favorite stars, who would you pick? It would be a really tough decision, but if you were factoring in stars who were really, REALLY into Christmas, then Harold Lloyd should probably top your list!
Harold and family (and friends?). Not sure where this image came from, but it’s a nice one, isn’t it?
On his 15-acre estate Greenacres, boasting a 44-room mansion, 9-hole private golf course, a 900-foot man-made canoe stream, and what was once southern California’s largest swimming pool, Lloyd “knew how to keep Christmas well,” as Dickens would say. Continue reading
From over a century ago:
The merriest of Christmases and a happy New Year, too! Warm wishes to all my readers who make writing for this blog such a joy and such a privilege. I look forward to everything 2017 will bring!
Do you collect vintage Christmas decorations? Love singing vintage Christmas songs? Maybe even enjoy trying out vintage holiday recipes? Then how about taking the next step and trying out some very vintage Christmas films?
Exposure to forbidding vintage Santas is well worth the price.
I’m not talking about the familiar holiday staples like Miracle on 34th Street, It’s a Wonderful Life or the hallowed classic Santa Claus Conquers the Martians–I’m talking about the very earliest Christmas films ever made, pre-dating our more commercialized era. Heck, they pre-date the widespread use of electricity. The discovery of penicillin. Even the Coca-Cola Santa Claus. These are holiday movies over a century old, from the literal horse and buggy era, and they are charming peeks into a long-gone world. Let’s start with: Continue reading
A very Merry Christmas to all my Silent-ology readers!
You’ve been making my days merry and bright all year round! Thank you, thank you for stopping in to read my posts. You make this labor of love one of the most fulfilling projects I’ve ever undertaken–and that’s the 1000% truth!
Here’s a bit of festive cuteness from Our Gang, circa the December 1924 Exhibitor’s Trade Review. (You should be able to click on the image to see the details better.)
Have a lovely Yuletide weekend everyone, and THANK YOU again!!