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Jerry Kovar
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Jerry Kovar commented on John Howard Reid's group Silent Films and Early Talkies
"Hi folks, I am preparing a course on Silent Comedians and I want to show some complete shorts. Which ones would you include? I need about 15 that are available and would give the students a good mix of the different comedians, directors,…"
Dec 9, 2009
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Silent Films and Early Talkies

I'm currently working on a book describing silent films and early talkies that are currently available on DVD. This seems to be a good way to get started. I thought the number would be rather limited, but there are over 500 such films available.
Dec 9, 2009
Jerry Kovar is now a member of The Golden Age of Hollywood
Sep 3, 2009

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What are your favorite movies?
City Lights, The Godfather, The Searchers, West Side Story
Who are your favorite stars?
Audie Murphy, James Stewart, Dan Duryea, Neville Brand, Chaplin, Jean Gabin, Jean Paul Belmondo, Jeanne Moreau, Jack Lemmon
Who are your favorite directors?
Billy Wilder, Hitchcock, Chaplin, John Ford, Anthony Mann, Budd Boetticher, Sam Fuller, Don Siegel
About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
Grew up in the old movie theaters of NYC in the 50s. Have seen 5,912 movies, many multiple times. Teach Film Courses in Sarasota, FL.
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At 10:22pm on September 3, 2009, Abdullah aka Chuck said…
Welcome to the GAOH, Jerry! We hope you enjoy yourself here!

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Ralph Barton and Charlie Chaplin in the Jazz Age

Charlie Chaplin—an icon of cinema—flirted with the fine arts. He sketched on occasion, and he could converse about art and music in social situations, but his strongest connection to the world of art was his friendship with illustrator Ralph Barton. During the 1920s, Barton was a highly successful caricaturist and cartoonist, whose work was elevated […]

Who Has The Last Laugh (1924)?

To view The Last Laugh click here. Nowadays when I talk with my friends about F.W. Murnau (1888 – 1931) they are usually familiar with Nosferatu (1922) or Sunrise (1927). Between those two classics is another masterpiece released in 1924 that is usually overlooked, and one that Georges Sadoul, in his Dictionary of Film Makers […]

A Mother’s Sacrifice in Stella Dallas (’37)

To view Stella Dallas click here. Children rarely understand the sacrifices their parents make for them. Nor should they. The difficult decisions and problems that parents often have to deal with aren’t ones that should be the concerns of a child. In my own life, my parents made sacrifices that I didn’t fully realize or […]

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