Thursday, June 16, 2011

Silent Film Stars: Anne Cornwall and Flora Bramley. From the silent film, College (1927).

Anne Cornwall (January 17, 1897 – March 2, 1980), performed for forty years in early silent films starting in 1918, and later in talkies, until 1959.

Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
Men O' War (1929) (Laurel & Hardy movie)
College (1927) (Buster Keaton's girlfriend)
Please click here to view the film, College (1927)
To Have and to Hold (1922)
Her Gilded Cage (1922)

Flora Bramley (1909 – 23 June 1993), while visiting relatives in Hollywood, was signed by United Artists. Her first film, The Dude Cowboy (1926) was followed by three more films. She was persuaded by Harry Brand, general manager of the Buster Keaton studios, to perform in Buster Keaton's, College (1927).

Soon after her third film, We Americans (1928) was released. In late 1929, she performed on stage at The Fulton in Oakland, California on 1 December 1929, as Laurel in Stella Dallas, directed by future screen actor and director, Irving Pichel. Flora Bramley's short film career ended when she performed in, The Flirting Widow, in 1930.

Video: is from the film College.


  1. Dawn, forgive me for being absent and not keeping up with your great posts. Weird month, so busy, just haven't kept up! I'll be back soon to read and comment on one of my favorite blogs -- yours!

  2. Thanks Becky, I understand.. it has been a busy month. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.


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