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On New Year’s Eve, do the sugar foot strut!

To round out 2015, here’s some instruction on the dance sensation that’s sweeping the nation. Of 87 years ago, that is. From Fox News of 1928, here’s the sugar foot strut! Louis Armstrong would record “Sugar Foot Strut” the same year, but … Continue reading

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2015: the year in review

With but two days left in 2015, it’s time to take stock of the year. Here are a bunch of my thoughts, and a prizegiving of sorts! Writing about film This year, I continued to look closely at the 1910s Italian … Continue reading

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2015 in review: 10 memorable (non-silent) films

As part 1 of my end-of-year wrap up, here are 10 memorable talking pictures that came into my life in 2015. I’ve split the list between recent and older films. Morgiana (dir. Juraj Herz, CZ 1972) Actually, I don’t know if … Continue reading

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Silents Please turns one! Reflections on a year of blogging

Today marks Silents, Please!’s first birthday. A year to the day after my initial post, I’ve published a total of 59 posts, featured hundreds of images, and written over 80K (!) words, enough for a novel. Wow! It seems like a … Continue reading

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2014: the year in review

Being now in the final days of 2014, it’s time to take stock of this year. Here is the official Silents, Please! year in review. I’m not into ordered lists, so it’s simply a series of notes and a prize-giving of sorts … Continue reading

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