Tompkins Center For History and Culture, Ithaca, N.Y.

Central New York is in the process of developing a Film Trail Museum. Much of this comes from the work of Auburn man Theodore Case who developed “talkies.” In Ithaca they are beginning a museum exhibit surrounding silent film stars. Went to this museum to check out this piece of the Trail, but sadly only a wall of silent film actors pictures were present. Was hoping for some actual movies, but am sure that is to come..

Here’s some of the actors who worked in this genre.

Perhaps the most famous is Lionel Barrymore – a relative of our beloved Drew Barrymore.

And what a handsome man he was!

And this beauty sadly came to an end early in her life, and this story remains a mystery..

This exhibit has the potential for a fascinating look back in film history…

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