Please Be Silent: Archival Photos of Silent Screen Performers & Directors

Recently we scanned some silent photos from our library here at the Austin Film Society. Here are some gems from the collection.
Clockwise from seated: Josef von Sternberg, Maximilian Fabian, Conrad Nagel, Matthew Betz, Renee Adoree

Lillian Gish, circa WAY DOWN EAST (1920)

Lillian & Dorothy Gish in ORPHANS OF THE STORM (1921)

Clarence Brown “directs” Greta Garbo and John Gilbert in FLESH & THE DEVIL (1926)

Director Dorothy Arzner and Cameraman Al Gilks on the set of GET YOUR MAN (1927)

J. Barney Sherry and Clara Williams haul (hatless!) William S. Hart to safety in THE BARGAIN (1914)

James Murray and Joan Crawford in ROSE MARIE (1928)