Antiquities, Authors/Books, Ephemera, Hollywood, Photographers/Photography, Silent Film

Silent Film and Johnny Carson, Ben Hur, Sherlock Holmes and The Great Chicago Fire

I have been roaming once again through my treasure trove of these thousands of movie stills and ephemera. It’s almost like stepping back in time, looking into someone else’s life and being part of the making of Hollywood, which is astounding. Will I ever be able to go through it all? A Christmas card to Arthur Beck and Leah Baird, from “Boots, Kit and Johnny Carson”;

a folder full of the original silent film stills of Ben Hur, yes, the first Ben Hur movie ever made.

The Great Chicago Fire in 1925, dozens of actors and actresses grace the silent film stills of times past. The Return of Sherlock Holmes, more Vitagraph players, handsigned notes, love letters, business letters and postcards, lobby cards and movie posters. Endless. And here is more for your enjoyment.

Antiquities, Ephemera, Photographers/Photography, Silent Film

Check out the Silent Film Page Tab at the top on PatDDixon.com

The very early stage actors/actresses and much more will be posted on the Silent Film page on this site. Photographs and ephemera will be found here:

https://patddixon.com/silent-film

I have approx. 750 stills, plus hundreds of other photographs that I will share over time. They are for sale as a collection of the producer’s life with his actress wife, or they can be purchased individually for autographed photos, or groups of photos about each movie. Check my “about” page for how to contact me.

Here are some more silent film stills.

Hutch Hutchinson autographed to Leah Baird