Silent Movie People Are Masters of Disguise

Look, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… the star of the movie? Silent film stars knew how to go incognito.

My most favorite disguise scene is from The Burning Crucible (1923) because I go for goofy.

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Available on DVD.

But Mary Pickford gets points for detail with her disguise in Hessian Renegades. By the way, one of the Hessians is played by Mack Sennett.

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Available on DVD.

Baby Peggy dons a cunning disguise to sneak away in her hit feature Captain January.

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Available on DVD.

Probably everyone’s favorite master of disguise, Lon Chaney goes armless (or does he?) in The Unknown.

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Available on DVD. (Yay! The Lon Chaney Collection is back in print!)

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