Silent Stars / Edition 1by Jeanine Basinger
Pub. Date: 11/01/2000
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Film scholar Jeanine Basinger offers a revelatory, perceptive, and highly readable look at the greatest silent film stars not those few who are fully appreciated and understood, like Chaplin, Keaton, Gish, and Garbo, but those who have been misrepresented, unfairly dismissed, or forgotten.
Included are Valentino, "the Sheik," who was hardly the effeminate
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An odd collection of the author’s opinions; The Parade’s Gone By is a superior book.