Silent movies were often shot outside in less-than-ideal circumstances, either by choice, by accident or because it simply could not be avoided. But whether the snow was real or fake, silent movies loved their winter scenes.
We start with some of the most authentic snow you will ever see, the 1909 Russian winter captured on film in Moscow Clad in Snow.
Charlie Chaplin’s production of The Gold Rush started in Truckee, California before moving back to the studio and snow made of salt and flour.
More of the real deal in South, the documentary of Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance expedition with actual footage shot in Antarctica.
Boo! Marion Davies has a frosted face and it provides one of the best creepy/funny gags in The Red Mill.
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