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