The Silent Film Era ran from 1895 to 1929. The period is marked by stories without synchronized dialogue or sound.
In America the slang expression “movie” began to get circulation in newspaper comic strips in 1909, and within a year it was well on its way to nationwide usage.
Thomas Edison's production company filmed the first death scene in 1895. The film was intended to be shown in Edison's Kinetoscope.
Alice Calhoun was a pretty, petite, brunette leading lady of Hollywood silents. She appeared in (at least) 49 films and was awarded a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame,
Why the original 4:3 aspect ratio was chosen from the very earliest stage of motion picture development remains something of a puzzle. Although the 4:3 ratio had been used often for 19th Century...
James Dean is one of only five people to have been nominated for a "Best Actor" Academy Award for their first feature role, and the only one nominated posthumously for an Academy Award twice.