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Lost American Silent Films: 1912-1929

The Library of Congress released a report today on “The Survival of American Silent Feature Films: 1912-1929.” Of 10,919 American silent feature films during that time, only 14 percent—about 1,575 titles—exist in their original format. 14%  of the feature films produced domestically from 1912-1929 survived in their original-release 35 mm format. 11%  of the films are complete as foreign versions… read more…