|Doug and Mary celebrate|
|Clara Bow and Antonio Moreno|
Trouble in Paradise (1932): This movie is hilarious. I wrote about this film in my Lubitsch and it is still awesome. Bonus: Miriam Hopkins wears glasses when she pretends to be a secretary which I believe is one of the few times someone looks good wearing glasses in a movie.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920): This movie is just so weird. I think that's why I loved it so much the first time I watched it. It just kind of fascinated me with those crazy sets and of course, Cesare.
The Mark of Zorro (1920): Douglas Fairbanks is hilarious in this movie. I love when he pretends to be the boring Don that does tricks with a handkerchief. "Have you seen this one?" Of course the action is pretty exciting as well.
Our Modern Maidens (1929): If there is one random obscure super specific genre I love it's flapper movies, doesn't matter if it is a melodrama or a comedy. I will love it if it was made in the 1920s and stars Joan Crawford, Clara Bow, or Colleen Moore, so I love this movie. Joan Crawford is exceptional in this film and beautifully underacts a scene at the end where she gives up her happiness (at least temporarily). As a bonus, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. does imitations of John Barrymore, John Gilbert, and his dad as Robin Hood.
|Bebe Daniels and Gloria Swanson|
The Oyster Princess (1919): I already wrote about this in my Lubitsch post, but it is seriously hilarious.
|Davies as Lillian Gish|
All five of these books helped me understand early Hollywood and the 1920s more and they were also all darn good reads. Happy New Year!