Four Dallas Silent Film Stars – A Grave City Retrospective

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Dorothy Janis

This is a (mainly) photo essay about four Dallasites that made it big in silent film: Dorothy Janis (above), Bebe Daniels, Mary Brian, and James Hall. Brief biographical notes are also included.

Dorothy Janis

Although it wasn’t uncommon for her peers in the 1920s to appear in literally hundreds of movies (Dallas-born Bebe Daniels was in at least 230 films, for example), Dorothy Janis is remarkable because of how famous she became in spite of one of Hollywood’s shortest careers. She made only five films.

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