Forgotten Hollywood

Oscar Micheaux
Noel De SouzaOctober 15, 2020

“A man ahead of his time.” These simple words on a tombstone in Grand Bend, Kansas, define Oscar Micheaux. Oscar was born in 1884 in Metropolis,...

Dolores Del Río
Noël de SouzaSeptember 17, 2020

María de los Dolores Asúnsolo y López-Negrete nació en Durango (México) el 3 de agosto de 1904. Perteneciente a una familia de la aristocracia...

Dolores Del Río
Noël de SouzaSeptember 16, 2020

Maria de los Delores Asunsolo y Lopez-Negrete was born in the Mexican town of Durango on August 3, 1904, to wealthy Mexican aristocracy. They...

Colleen Moore
Meher TatnaSeptember 11, 2020

One of the biggest stars in silent films that most fans have never heard of was Colleen Moore who, in her heyday, was earning $12,500 a week in...

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Ramon Novarro
Noël de SouzaSeptember 3, 2020

On October 30, 1968, two young hustlers rang the doorbell of a house in Laurel Canyon. They were invited in by a 69-year-old man dressed in a robe...

Louise Brooks
Noël de SouzaSeptember 2, 2020

Mary Louise Brooks was born on November 14, 1906, in Cherryvale, Kansas. She described her hometown as “a typical Midwestern community where the...

Lincoln Perry
Noel De SouzaAugust 21, 2020

Lincoln Theodore Perry, better known by his stage name Stepin Fetchit, was the first Black movie star, appearing in more than 52 films. He was...

John Bunny
Noel De SouzaAugust 19, 2020

John Bunny (1863-1915) was one of the founding figures of cinema history. Although he is lesser known now – his popularity evaporated as his...

Hattie McDaniel
Elisabeth SeredaAugust 18, 2020

She is known for one thing. But Hattie McDaniel’s life and career are so much more than the Oscar for a legendary and now controversial film, even...

Actress Florence Lawrence, Hollywood pioneer
Noël de SouzaJuly 16, 2020

Outside of cinema historians and movie aficionados, the name Florence Lawrence is not likely to ring a bell, although she was in over 300 films,...