1920s


The Man of a Thousand Faces: "Don’t step on it, it might be Lon Chaney!"

“I wanted to remind people that the lowest types of humanity have within them the capacity for extreme self-sacrifice. The dwarfed, misshapen beggar of the streets may have the noblest ideals.” (Lon Chaney) “He someone who acted out our psyche. He somehow got inside the shadows inside our bodies. He […]


Conservatism in Revolution: The Gish sisters in D. W. Griffith’s ORPHANS OF THE STORM (1921)

This post is written in conjunction with the Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence and ScribeHard on Film. It is also my contribution to Eternity of Dream‘s Speechless Blogathon. A full day of Lillian Gish films will air on TCM on August 15. ORPHANS OF THE STORM (1921) airs at 7:45 […]