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Venus as a Boy in Silent Film ‘Little Old New York’

Venus as a Boy in Silent Film ‘Little Old New York’

Sidney Olcott's silent film Little Old New York falls into a tradition of men who find themselves strangely attracted to boys that turn out to be girls in disguise.

Enjoying Life Silently: Film History in Shadow and Light

Enjoying Life Silently: Film History in Shadow and Light

You'll find more people watching silent films today than during any decade since the '20s, thanks to a busy restoration and preservation industry that thrives through festivals, revivals, the internet and home video.