Shelfie: Baseball, Immigrants and Outlaws

I’m back with another peek into my silent movie collection, a selection of honest-to-goodness Americana this time around. If you want to catch up on other “shelfie” posts, you can find them here.

I’m based in California, so while these films might be region-free, they are quite possibly region 1 or region A. Readers living outside the region will need to check their equipment before purchasing.

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100 Years Ago, These Were the Tropes and Mistakes that Annoyed Moviegoers

We sometimes think of ourselves as terribly modern and sophisticated but it is always appropriate to remember that silent era audiences were pretty darn sharp themselves. Photoplay had a regular feature that allowed readers to write in with complaints about tropes, mistakes and annoyances at the movies.

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