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New book! 50 movies to start your discovery of Old Hollywood

Once lost footage from Lon Chaney horror classic to screen in NYC

Ten minutes of lost footage is now restored to the Lon Chaney classic silent horror movie, “The Unknown” (1927), and the new print is screening for audiences for the first time in the United States. 

Clara Bow: The original 'It Girl' of Hollywood

The woman who epitomized the Roaring Twenties, Clara Bow made her big screen debut a hundred years ago in 1922. She quickly shot to fame as a leading lady and sex symbol.  She cemented her popularity with fans in 1927’s “It” (no, not the horror movie). The concept that someone has “it” – that certain something that draws others in – originated with the movie. Bow would popularize the concept in her portrayal of the plucky shop worker and forever be nicknamed “ the It Girl .” Below are a few scenes from the silent movie, which was known for its 1920s creative exclamations in the titles such as “Hot socks!” and “Sweet Santa Claus, give me him!” View this post on Instagram A post shared by (@reeloldmovies)