70% of 11,000 silent movies made in America between 1912 and 1930 have been lost

70% of 11,000 silent movies made in America between 1912 and 1930 have been lost 

Not a trace remains of three quarters of the films that were made

  • Movies lost include Cleopatra from 1917 and  The Great Gatsby from 1926
  • Study carried out by Library of Congress in Washington

Hollywood’s golden age of silent film has largely gone forever.

The vast majority of feature-length silent movies made in the U.S. over the past 100 years have been lost due to decay and neglect, according to a new study that will horrify cinema lovers.

 In the first comprehensive survey of silent films, the Library of Congress in Washington discovered that not a trace remains of three quarters of the films that were made.

Source: Daily Mail

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