Anthony Slide on silent actors' talent

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Anthony Slide on silent actors' talent

PostFri Jan 19, 2018 2:59 pm

I was looking up Anthony Slide's Silent Topics in my library catalog, but unfortunately we do not have it. Looking online, i found that the blurb ends with the following sentence: "... as well as a personal discussion on the lack of talent among a number of silent screen actors and actresses."

I've seen some comments here about this book before, so i know some of you have read it, but no comment on this particular topic. So, i'm dying of curiosity. I'm wondering if someone can summarize who he thinks lacks talent and any particularly interesting comments about same. Is this a whole chapter?

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Re: Anthony Slide on silent actors' talent

PostFri Jan 19, 2018 3:27 pm

Looks like it is Chapter 10.

I'd be interested in this book, too. Spendy though, darn it.
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Re: Anthony Slide on silent actors' talent

PostSun Jan 21, 2018 8:48 pm

"Silent Players: A Biographical and Autobiographical Study of 100 Silent Film Actors and Actresses", Slide didn't have too much positive to say about Patsy Ruth Miller when he interviewed her. He said she kept using the N-word. I take it he was growing tired of her, and wanted to hear more about her films and Hollywood rather than her prejudices.

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