Welcome to the blog dedicated to all things silent movie, movie palaces, Pola Negri, and my novel, “The Ardent Admirer,” the first of, hopefully, many encompassing the stories and history of the early days of cinema.  I have been a huge silent picture fan for many years.  Prove it, you say?

Best picture ever?:  Sunrise (1927)

Best director:  Erich von Stroheim for Greed

Best Actress:  Pola Negri for Hotel Imperial

Best Actor:  Douglas Fairbanks for The Black Pirate…hell, Doug Fairbanks in just about anything.

Best theatre:  The Roxy

Best silent picture novel:  The Ardent Admirer