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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Silent Movies Fade Away

Fading away. Only 14% of movies from the silent era exist in their original format, according to a new study by the Library of Congress. That translates to 1,575 of roughly 11,000 films. "We have lost most of the creative record from the era that brought American movies to the pinnacle of world cinematic achievement in the 20th century,” said head librarian James Billington in a statement. Details on the study from the Hollywood Reporter and Los Angeles Times.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-morning-fix-20131204,0,6761714.story#ixzz2mXmJ5vNT

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