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SonOfTheExiles
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » May 6th, 2021, 4:56 pm

Reading through all the old playscripts with their black-and-white photos of famous actors of the day who played the roles in films has reminded me of something an old film historian of the silent film era once told me.

If you've ever wondered why so many famous actors and actresses of that era had darker eye shades, it was because of the technical nature of the early black-and-white motion-picture film itself. It reproduced the brown eyes pleasingly, but a blue eye shade used to come up kinda washed-out and weird-looking on the final black-and-white prints, and was considered by the studio bosses to make the aspiring heart-throb actor or actress look sub-optimally alluring or insincere. So only a villain or such that the director deliberately wanted to look freaky could bring his blue eyes to the role.

I would sooo have clinched that Rasputin role. :mrgreen:

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KevinS
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Post by KevinS » May 6th, 2021, 5:23 pm

I'm best when I'm silent, too. (Wink.)
I've pinched a nerve in my neck. Ouch! Things have slowed down quite a bit I'm afraid. My LibriVox: https://librivox.org/sections/readers/13278

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Post by JayKitty76 » May 12th, 2021, 3:28 pm

KevinS wrote:
May 6th, 2021, 5:23 pm
I'm best when I'm silent, too. (Wink.)
Then signing up for LibriVox was an interesting choice :lol: sorta like how I have trouble reading aloud, but here I am.
Rachel
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