Saturday, May 5, 2012

Valentino / Swanson Hollywood: A Celebration of the American Silent Film

This is an absolute fantastic series of VHS tapes that was produced in 1980 by David Gill and Kenneth Brownlow.  This is a 13 part series on silent film, distributed by HBO Video.  They produced an entire volume on Gloria Swanson and Valentino, each about 30 minutes long.  The documentary was narrated by James Mason, who has this great regal, British accent.  This is a fascinating documentary, not only on Swanson and Valentino, but the entire series, you will really learn a great deal about early Hollywood.  The entire series is available on YouTube.  I have linked the part on Valentino below, simply click on Valentino Documentary, it begins with the ending of the Swanson portion, then the Valentino part with begin, enjoy!

Valentino Documentary

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