Category Archives: ’20s

Lassie Lou Ahern, Child Star of the Silents, Dies @ 97

Lassie Lou Ahern, one of 14 known survivors of the Silent Era, died Thursday, February 15, of flu complications, Extra reports. She was 97. [caption id="attachment_4855" align="aligncenter" width="689"] Ahern worked with Will Rogers (1879-1935), of whom she was considered a protégée[/caption] Ahern, born June 25, 1920, appeared in the silent classics The Call of the…
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Laura La Plante: A Silent Era Star Who Triumphed

During the Silent Era, Laura La Plante (1904-1996) was one of the world's biggest stars, launched after being chosen as one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1923 after having begun working as a Christie Comedy Bathing Beauty. (more…)
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GR8ERDAYS Millennial Challenge II: Marlon Who?

Herewith, the second part of my Millennial Challenge, in which you will find a video of millennials telling us what they know about Hollywood greats and a video of them remembering (or misremembering!) TV classics. (more…)
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GR8ERDAYS Millennial Challenge! Do Young People Know Icons of the Past?

I was inspired to do a video project when, speaking with a millennial friend a year ago, it became clear he had never heard of ... Will & Grace! [caption id="attachment_4003" align="aligncenter" width="400"] She's comin' out — but are kids still noticing?[/caption] Having long been curious as to whether stars like Bette Davis and Judy Garland…
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