The author writes in an enjoyable, easy-going manner, but there is plenty of information, and great photos.
There is very little I can say about this book except that i totally and completely recommend it to anyone who loves silent pictures as much as I do.
The book's title is accurate, but Basinger says in the introduction that the book is about the overlooked and the misunderstood.
I was able to get this book from the library and am glad I did as I won’t be buying it. The information presented on the selected silent stars is fairly basic- I didn’t learn... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jill
In all fairness I haven't read this book yet, but as a fan of the silent movie era, I have to say that just about everyone featured in this book was an A-list movie star of the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by gmallard
I enjoyed this book tho I only read the chapters that had actresses as to me make actors in the silent era don't particularly hold my interest and the chapters on animals even... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Just A New Yorker
Jeanine Basinger knows silent movies, but I suspect a lot of people do. What she possesses is a unique way of writing about silent actors that seems to change according to the... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Elizabeth K. Gregory
This book really has some wonderful photographs, some I have never seen before. Even though I collect books on early cinema, there is plenty of information in it that I hadn't... Read morePublished on March 21, 2012 by oldmoviefan
like all Basinger's books, this imparts lots & lots of info and is a fun, often funny, read. it does not, however, go as deep as her other books and is just a selective... Read morePublished on December 16, 2011 by Zangiku
I love silent film, and obviously the author does too. But I feel like she has way too many "most," "first," "only."and "best" designations. Read morePublished on April 1, 2010 by Babyhead LLC
The book's title is accurate, but Basinger says in the introduction that the book is about the overlooked and the misunderstood. Not exactly. Read morePublished on May 21, 2009 by Nathaniel Koch