Silent Film Stars: Looking Great Without Saying A Word.

Since there’s going to be a whole ton of ink expended on the red carpet styles during tonight’s Golden Globes ceremony in Los Angeles, now seemed like as good a time as any to highlight this Guardian retrospective on the best in silent film style.

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That’s star Louise Brooks who starred in the 1929 classic “Pandora’s Box.” Dig the timeless flapper’s bob.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you “The Sheik” himself, Rudolf Valentino:

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And the starlet of all starlets — Clara Bow:

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It’s pretty amazing to think about the limitations that these actors worked under. Without sound, they had to convey all the energy and emotion it takes to make a movie come to life. But they had to do it without uttering a word. Pretty amazing, if you ask me.

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