Poverty, college, sororities, shoplifting… Those last two topics aren’t often associated with silent film but they are the main subject of this Norma Talmadge short film. Norma’s a poor but well-connected student who can’t keep up with the lavish spending of her sisters. Next step: crime.Continue reading “The Helpful (?) Sisterhood (1914) A Silent Film Review”
What happens when a rich swell marries a bareback rider from the circus? Well, his mother is none too pleased, let me tell you. Norma Talmadge stars as the young woman who leaves the sawdust of the circus for a ritzier address, which (oddly enough) also includes belly dancers. Can the marriage survive?