With the success of my two previous blogathons, I’ve decided to host another blogathon, this time dedicated to silent cinema, that magical bygone era before the birth of the talkies. As the years have progressed, the silent age of cinema have become largely forgotten about today, so to pay tribute to those early days before sound, I’m hosting a blogathon in memory of the silent era and the stars that inhabited that period. Joining me as co-host is my great friend Lauren Champkin, a classic film enthusiast who is new to the world of blogging.



1. Feel free to write about any film, star of subject relating to silent cinema. The choice is yours. As long as the topic relates to any aspect of silent film or the stars that inhabited that period, it’s more than welcome.

2. Since this is a silent cinema blogathon, I’m not allowing duplicates. There are plenty of films, stars or topics to go around. However if you would like to write more than one entry, that is more than welcome, but please no duplicates.

3. The blogathon runs from October 24th – 26th, 2015. I’m not allocating days to anyone, so just submit your entries on any day during the event.

4. To express your interest in participating in the blogathon, leave a comment on my blog, along with the name and URL of your blog, and the subject you wish to cover, or you can always register by email at: For those of you who wish to register by email, please be sure to include the name and URL of your blog, and the topic you wish to cover. Once you get confirmation, please spread the word about this blogathon by advertising the event on your blog. Below are a few banners, so grab yourself a banner, and let’s celebrate the magical world of silent cinema.


Lauren Champkin: The Gold Rush ( 1925 )

In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood: True Heart Susie ( 1919 ) & The Sea Beast ( 1926 ) and Sparrows ( 1926 )

The Cinematic Frontier: Way Down East ( 1920 )

Movie Movie Blog Blog: Laurel And Hardy in Duck Soup ( 1927 )

B Noir Detour: Asphalt ( 1929 )

Pop Culture Reverie: Sunrise ( 1927 )

A Shroud Of Thoughts: Nosferatu ( 1922 )

Critica Retro: It ( 1927 )

Wolffian Classic Movies Digest: Phantom Of The Opera ( 1925 )

Silver Screenings: The Italian Straw Hat ( 1928 )

Mother Time Musings: A Woman Of Paris ( 1923 )

Silent-Ology: The silent era careers of Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog: Seven Chances ( 1925 )

Nitrateglow: The Magician ( 1926 )

Caftan Woman: 3 Bad Men ( 1926 )

Serendipitous Anachronisms: Silent as the grave, Edgar Allan Poe in silent cinema

The Big V Riot Squad: Roscoe Arbuckle and Buster Keaton in The Bell Boy ( 1918 )

The Wonderful World Of Cinema: The Farmer’s Wife ( 1928 )

MIB’s Instant Headache: The Phantom Carriage ( 1921 )

100 Films In A Year: Wings ( 1927 )

Way Too Damn Lazy To Write A Blog: Gale Henry: The Comedienne’s Comedienne

The Stop Button: Our Hospitality ( 1923 )

Old Hollywood Films: The silent film career of Rin Tin Tin. The original canine star

 Lu Mot Du Cinephiliaque: The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari ( 1920 ) and LA Roue ( 1923 )

An Ode To Dust: The Saphead ( 1920 )

Portraits By Jenni: The Wind ( 1928 )

Karavansara: Cabiria ( 1914 )

Defiant Success: Pandora’s Box ( 1929 )

Hear Me Talk Of Sin: The Sumurun ( 1920 )

Le Cinema Dreams: Silent Movie ( 1976 )

 Reel Distracted: The Unholy Three ( 1925 )

Cinematic Catharsis: The Hands Of Orlac ( 1924 )

365 Days 365 Classics: The General ( 1926 ) and The Kid ( 1921 )

Moon In Gemini: Modern Times ( 1936 )

Smitten Kitten Vintage: Marion Davies and Louise Brooks

Silver Scenes: Beau Geste ( 1926 )

Immortal Ephemera: Underworld ( 1927 )

That Other Critic: Chaplin, You Commie

Tales From The Border: Der Golem ( 1920 )

 Outspoken And Freckled: College ( 1927 )

Girls Do Film: La Souriante Madame Beudet ( 1923 )

Movie Rob: Safety Last ( 1923 )

Movie Rob: Sherlock Jr. ( 1924 )



  1. Well THIS blogathon is certainly up my alley! 🙂 Since I’ll be focusing on everything spooky in October (being a Halloween fan), I’d like to do a piece on the silent era careers of two icons of horror films: Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi.


  2. Great, hugetheme for a blogathon!
    What if I should write about “Cabiria” (1914), the first blockbuster of Italian cinema, featuring Biblical themes, lavish sets, one of the most pretentious screenplays ever, and other assorted wonders?
    It would be perfect for my blog, Karavansara (


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  4. That Other Critic

    If I could, I would like to write on a Mr. Charlie Chaplin’s career and its subsequent American downfall because of the Red Scare. Maybe titled something along the lines of “Chaplin, You…Commie?” I promise to finish this one!


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  6. Sorry I’m so late to this, but please could I write about a (pretty obscure) French silent short from 1923 called La Souriante Madame Beudet?
    Thank you and so looking forward to contributing!


      1. Hi there! I’m SO sorry but some stuff unexpectedly came up this weekend, and I wasn’t able to get onto my entry. I may be able to get something up tomorrow, but most likely I’ll miss the deadline. Apologies!
        I would have emailed rather than post here, but I couldn’t see your address 😦


  7. I wanted to participate in this but the only two silent films I have seen were snapped up before I knew about it and I haven’t watched any since then. Looking forward to reading all the entries though! Good luck!


  8. Hi, I’m SO sorry, but I have to drop out. We just moved and I still haven’t even set up my computer. I didn’t have a set moving date when I signed up. Again, my deep apologies.


  9. Very last minute, wasn’t sure if I’d be able to join in, but I’m going to do Garbo in A Woman of Affairs (1928). Hope that’s OK – will let you know when it is up.


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