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Here we have the first appearance of arguably the most beautiful poster ever designed, by German graphic artist Heinz Schulz-Neudamm. This is the domestic German three-sheet for Fritz Lang's silent masterpiece Metropolis from 1927, which sold for $357,750 in 2000 Photograph: Moviestore Collection / Rex Feat    www.guardian.co.uk/film/gallery/2012/mar/14/10-most-expensive-film-posters-in-pictures?CMP=SOCNETIMG8759I

Taking my design cues from Metropolis - Fritz Lang (the original poster by Heinz Schulz-Neudamm)

buster keaton in colour, old photograph, film, silent movies

Buster Keaton - Joseph Frank Buster Keaton (October 1895 – February was an American comic actor, filmmaker, producer and writer. He was best known for his silent films, in which his trademark was physical comedy with a consistently st

"the 20 classic films every child should watch to understand the history of cinema"

The 20 classic films every child should watch to understand the history of cinema

Classic: Silent movie star Charlie Chaplin with Jackie Coogan in the 1921 film The Kid

Metropolis (1927) - This has to be one of the coolest posters I've ever seen. But then Fritz Lang was a genius.

Metropolis (1927)

this picture shows the the bockish buildings and creepy lettering of metropolis. the city is very symmetrical and industrial. the futuristic style of and angles make it look like a political poster.

Dorothy Mackaill was a British-American actress, most notably of the silent film era and into the early 1930s.

Dorothy MACKAILL [] English-born American actress, most notably of the silent film era and into the early pictured in Photoplay Magazine, November 1923

Clara Bow.  THE flapper of the 1920's. Starred in the famous silent movie It (1927)

Clara Bow Clara Gordon Bow was an American actress who rose to stardom in the silent film era of the It was her appearance as a spunky shopgirl in the film It that brought her global fame and the nickname "The It Girl".

Actors and entertainers like Charlie Chaplin became icons and heroes of the 1920's.

Charlie Chaplin and the Tramp: the birth of a hero

Marie Doro! A lovely actress from the earlier, silent days of cinema. Sadly, most of her films are lost, but she sure took some lovely photos

Marie Doro was an American stage and film actress of the early silent film era. She was born to Virginia Weaver and Richard Henry Stewart. She was a direct descendant of Patrick Henry.

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