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The Last Days of the Silent Films, Part 2

In the second of a two-part episode, Lon Davis, author of the critically acclaimed “Silent Lives,” returns to “The Online Movie Show” to discuss the transition from silent films to the talkies, focusing on stars who made the leap into the new medium (including Garbo, Neil Hamilton and Laurel and Hardy) along with now-forgotten performers who did not (including Madame Olga Petrova, Karl Dane and Mary McLaren).

The episode can be heard here.

“The Online Movie Show” is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

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The Last Days of the Silent Films, Part 1

In the first of a two-part episode, Lon Davis, author of the critically acclaimed “Silent Lives,” offers a fascinating insight on the tumult and career disruptions brought about when the microphone entered the movie studio and the silent film stars were expected to talk on the screen.

The episode can be heard here.

“The Online Movie Show” is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

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Jamaica: The Land of Film

For the past century, Jamaica has been the setting for scores of classic films. On this episode, we are joined by Peter Polack, author of “Jamaica, The Land of Film,” who discusses the role played by this Caribbean gem in filmmaking from the silent movie era through today’s digital age.

The episode can be heard here.

“The Online Movie Show” is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

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Horror Films: The Silent Years

This episode celebrates the birth and development of the horror film genre, from the 1890s through the 1920s. Our guest is Troy Howarth, co-author of “Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era (Volume 1),” and we celebrate the horrific output of the Edison studios, German icon F.W. Murnau, the Lon Chaney-Tod Browning canon, and other masters of silent horror flicks.

“The Online Movie Show” is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

The episode can be heard here.