10 February 2011

good news

anyone who stops by here from time to time know of my affection for Lois Wilson. this important star of the silent era is best-known today for her performance in "Miss Lulu Bett."

as with several other silent stars & directors it's difficult to accurately judge their careers because so many of their films don't exist. it's estimatd that 80% of all silent films are lost. in Lois' case one of her most important films is gone -- "The Great Gatsby." she once told me that she'd heard there was a copy in Russia.

today we learn that Yeltsin Presidential Library has made a gift to the US of 10 silent films previously considerd gone. one of that number is "The Call of the Canyon" in which Lois stars with Richard Dix & Ricardo Cortez. it may not be "Gatsby" but it's good to know another of her films is back.

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