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In Pictures: Silent movies

The early decades of cinema, known as the silent era, set the stage for a golden age of movie magic and created iconic stars who are still revered today
CHARLIE CHAPLIN Chaplin’s first appearance as his famous character ‘the Tramp’, in 1914. Here, in a still from the film Kid Auto Races at Venice, Chaplin looks into the camera as two cameramen look on.
POPULAR WITH THE MASSES A packed Palladium cinema in Mile End, London, c1913, showing the popularity of the new form of entertainment as it burst into the mainstream.
BEHIND THE SCENES Actor Edward Hugh Sothern being directed by Frederick Thomson for the production of lost film The Chattel in 1916.
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