Please Share with the Public the Rare Films that You Hold in Your Archives!

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION TO THE UCLA TO RELEASE COPIES OF THE RARE FILMS TO SILENT HALL OF FAME OR MAKE THESE FILMS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC.


Silent Hall of Fame, a nonprofit organization, is committed to preserving the legacy of silent movie stars.  We show rare silent films, including many that are very hard to find anywhere else, on our website silent-hall-of-fame.org.

Silent Hall of Fame discovered that the UCLA holds in their vaults copies of many rare films featuring our stars. These films have not been seen by silent movie lovers for almost a century.

We asked the UCLA to let us borrow these films so that we can show them to the public for free.

The UCLA informed us that it has instituted a policy to charge an access fee of $ 5,000 per title (feature film).

We are asking the public to support our request to borrow these films and show them on our website silent-hall-of-fame.org if the UCLA cannot make these films available to the public.

We are also asking the public to comment how it feels about UCLA's access fee of $ 5,000 and about losing the chance, probably forever, to see rare films that exist only in single copies in the UCLA archives.

Please understand that this is YOUR petition. YOU, the silent film lovers of the world, will benefit if the petition is successful and will be able to see many rare silent masterpieces that have been locked in vaults for generations.

   Below are the stars and their films that we want to show on our website to the silent movie lovers of the world, or write a movie review and post pictures (for the films that are still copyrighted).
   Please note that the films in bold are not available anywhere else in the whole world, except in the UCLA. This incomplete list of the UCLA holdings includes 136 stars in 220 rare films that many silent film lovers won't be able to see in their lifetime if the UCLA does not open their archives to the public.

   Please note that here, apparently for space limitations, this list comes truncated. You can explore the full list including 136 stars in 220 rare films here:

https://silent-hall-of-fame.org/index.php/8-general-information/24-sign-our-petition

Billy Bitzer

The Hypnotist's Revenge (1907)

The Song of the Wildwood Flute (1910)

Alice Day

Off His Trolley (1924)

Gooseland (1926)

The Plumber's Daughter (1927)

Marceline Day

A Certain Young Man (1928) - trailer

Snitz Edwards

The Wanderer (1925)

The Love Special (1921)

Helen Gibson

The Hazards of Helen episodes

(108) The Trial Run

(106) The Runaway Sleeper

Robert Harron

They Would Elope (1909)

The Diving Girl (1911)

Fate's Interception (1912)

The Inner Circle (1912)

A Lodging for the Night (1912)

A Pueblo Legend (1912)

A Feud in the Kentucky Hills (1912)

The Informer (1912)

Home Folks (1912)

Helen Holmes

Whispering Smith (1916)

Barriers of the Law (1925)

Jack Hoxie

Johnny Get Your Gun (1919)

Don Quickshot Of The Rio Grande (1923)

Arthur V. Johnson

A Woman's Way (1908)

The Fight for Freedom (1908)

The Criminal Hypnotist (1909)

The Heart of an Outlaw (1909)

All on Account of the Milk (1910)

Love Among the Roses (1910)

Florence La Badie

A Gold Necklace (1910)

After the Ball (1910)

Florence Lawrence

The Automobile Thieves (1906)

The Devil (1908)

Daniel Boone (1907)

After Many Years (1908)

The Time-Lock Safe (1910)

Shirley Mason

Lord Jim (1925)

John S. Robertson

The Bright Shawl (1923)

The Fighting Blade (1923)

Shanghai Lady, silent version (1929)

Patsy Ruth Miller

The Drivin' Fool (1923)

Singer Jim McKee (1924)

Painting the Town (1927)

The Gate Crasher (1928)

Florence Turner

She Cried (1912)

Dorothy Mackaill

The Man Who Came Back (1924)

The Making of O'Malley (1925)

The Whip (1928)

Ladies' Night in a Turkish Bath (1928)

The Barker (1928)

His Captive Woman, silent version (1929)

Two Weeks Off, silent version (1929)

Just Another Blonde (1926)

George Fawcett

Two Weeks (1920)

Beyond the Rainbow (1922)

The Bedroom Window (1924)

The Verdict (1925)

The Fighting Cub (1925)

The Home Maker (1925)

The Valley of the Giants (1927)

Jacqueline Logan

Fool's Paradise (1921)

The Blood Ship (1927)

The River Woman (1928)

The King of the Kongo (1929) - 10 chapter serial

According to IMDB: A complete 10-chapter copy of the silent version of this serial is held by the UCLA Film and Television Archives.

Eileen Percy

The Turmoil (1924)

Pauline Garon

The Marriage Market (1923)

Arthur Hoyt

Home, James (1928)

Claire McDowell

Almost Human (1927)

Dorothy Sebastian

The Spirit of Youth (1929)

Rex Ingram

The Flower of Doom (1917)

Marian Nixon

What Happened to Jones (1926)

Mitchell Lewis

The Mutiny of the Elsinore (1920)

Anna Q. Nilsson

Winds of Chance (1925)

Gloria Grey

The Boaster (1926)

Lionel Barrymore

The Wrongdoers (1925)

Barbara La Marr

 The Heart of a Siren (1925)

Wanda Hawley

The Midnight Limited (1926)

Jean Hersholt

Jazz Mad (1928)

Mack Sennett

My Valet (1915)

Marie Prevost

Almost a Lady (1926)

Daughters of Pleasure (1924)

The Sideshow (1928)

Bert Lytell

Alias the Lone Wolf (1927)

Sporting Life (1925)

The Lion's Den (1919)

Rod La Rocque

Bachelor Brides (1926)

Gigolo (1926)

Tully Marshall

Anything Once (1925)

Agnes Ayres

 The Awful Truth (1925)

Bluff (1924)

John Bowers

The Barefoot Boy (1923)

Clara Bow

Black Lightning (1924)

 Empty Hearts (1924)

Poisoned Paradise: The Forbidden Story of Monte Carlo (1924)

Laura La Plante

The Beautiful Cheat (1926)

Butterfly (1924)

Crooked Alley (1923)

Her Big Night (1926)

The Midnight Sun (1926)

Show Boat (1929)

Fritzi Brunette

Beware of Strangers (1917)

Neal Hart

Butterfly Range (1922)

George O'Hara

California or Bust (1927)

Victor McLaglen

Captain Lash (1929)

Clara Kimball Young

Charge It (1921)

Elaine Hammerstein

The Checkered Flag (1926)

Her Man (1918)

One Week of Love (1922)

Hoot Gibson

Chip of the Flying U (1926)

House Peters

The Combat (1926)

Jackie Coogan

Daddy (1923)

Hobart Bosworth

The Cup of Life (1921)

The Brute Master (1920)

His Own Law (1920)

 Tod Browning

Dollar Down (1925)

Gloria Swanson

Everywoman's Husband (1918)

Mary Philbin

Fifth Avenue Models (1925)

Stella Maris (1925)

Antonio Moreno

The First Law (1918)

Mildred Harris

The Fighting Cub (1925)

The Show Girl (1927)

Seena Owen

The Flame of the Yukon (1926)

Sisters (1922)

Reginald Denny

The Fast Worker (1924)

Sporting Youth (1924)

That's My Daddy (1927)

Leatrice Joy

For Alimony Only (1926)

The Wedding Song (1925)

 Changing Husbands (1924)

Carmel Myers

The Girl From Rio (1927)

William Desmond Taylor

He Fell in Love with His Wife (1916)

Alice Joyce

The Home Maker (1925)

Jetta Goudal

Her Man O' War (1926)

The Forbidden Woman (1927)

Priscilla Dean

Jewels of Desire (1927)

Tom Santschi

Isle of Lost Men (1928)

Virginia Valli

 K - The Unknown (1924)

Sue Carol

It Can Be Done (1929)

Louise Glaum

A Law Unto Herself (1918)

Frank Lloyd

Madame la Presidente (1916)

The Reform Candidate (1915)

Norma Shearer

Man and Wife (1923)

Harry Carey

The Man from Red Gulch (1925)

Madge Bellamy

The Man in Blue (1925)

Phyllis Haver

The Office Scandal (1929)

 Sal of Singapore (1928)

William Powell

My Lady's Lips (1925)

Alice Calhoun

The Other Woman's Story (1925)

The Part Time Wife (1925)

James Kirkwood

The Police Patrol (1925)

Edward Everett Horton

Poker Faces (1926)

Richard Thorpe

Riding Rivals (1926)

Deuce High (1926)

Mary Astor

Second Fiddle (1923)

George O'Brien

Sharp Shooters (1928)

Neil Hamilton

The Shield of Honor (1927)

Bessie Love

A Son Of His Father  1925

Billie Dove

The Tender Hour (1927)

Wanda Hawley

Stop Flirting  1925

Dorothy Sebastian

The Spirit Of Youth  1929

Larry Semon

Spuds (1927)

Matt Moore

The Storm (1922)

William S. Hart

Square Deal Sanderson (1919)

Ben Lyon

The Transgressor (1918)

Julia Faye

 Turkish Delight (1927)

Corporal Kate (1926)

Eleanor Boardman

The Turmoil (1924)

Constance Talmadge

Up the Road with Sallie (1918)

Venus of Venice (1927)

In Search of a Sinner (1920)

Myrna Loy

Turn Back the Hours (1928)

Eva Novak

Up in Mary's Attic (1920)

Richard Talmadge

Watch Him Step (1922)

Boris Karloff

Without Benefit of Clergy (1921)

Ruth Roland

Where the Worst Begins (1925)

Dorothy Phillips

Without Mercy (1925)

The World's a Stage (1922)

Jane Novak

What Price Love? (1927)

Edward Everett Horton

The Whole Town's Talking (1926)

May Allison

Wreckage (1925)

Fannie Ward

The Years of the Locust (1916)

Jean Hersholt

Alias the Deacon (1927)

Monty Banks

Atta Boy  1926

Play Safe (1927)

Dorothy Dalton

Black Is White (1920)

May McAvoy

 The Bedroom Window (1924)

Flora Finch

The Brown Derby (1926)

Maurice Costello

Conceit (1921)

Dorothy Gish

The Country Flapper (1922)

Norma Talmadge

 A Daughter of Two Worlds (1920)

Florence Vidor

 The Eagle of the Sea (1926)

Lewis Stone

The Girl from Montmartre (1926)

Mary Brian

Harold Teen (1928)

Blanche Sweet

The Hushed Hour (1919)

Wallace Reid

 The Love Special (1921)

Carlyle Blackwell

Love in a Hurry (1919)

Ann Pennington

The Mad Dancer (1925)

Lloyd Hughes

Mother o' Mine (1921)

Lloyd Ingraham

Oh, What a Night! (1926)

Charles Ray

An Old Fashioned Boy (1920)

His Mother's Boy (1917)

The Village Sleuth (1920)

Claire Windsor

The Opening Night (1927)

Fred Niblo

Partners Three (1919)

Dolores del Rio

Revenge (1928)

Wesley Barry

School Days (1921)

Carole Lombard

Show Folks (1928)

Enid Bennett

Silk Hosiery (1920)

Marguerite De La Motte

Scars of Jealousy (1923)

The Unknown Soldier (1926)

Sidney Franklin

Two Weeks (1920)

Milton Sills

The Valley of the Giants (1927)

Lila Lee

Wandering Husbands (1924)

Aileen Pringle

Wildfire (1925)

Estelle Taylor

While New York Sleeps (1920)

Conrad Nagel

Fool's Paradise (1921)

Colleen Moore

His Nibs (1921)

Douglas MacLean

The Home Stretch (1921)

Adolphe Menjou

The King on Main Street (1925)

All silent movie lovers are incredibly lucky that these films have survived the trials and tribulations of time and abuse. What is the use of having them locked in closed vaults? Let's make an extra effort to bring these films out into the open and show them to the world audiences, where they belong.

Please sign the petition if you believe in free access of the public to all films kept in archives and if you want to help the legacy of silent stars. Every one of you classic movie lovers of the world can make a difference.

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION TO THE UCLA TO RELEASE COPIES OF THE FILMS TO SILENT HALL OF FAME OR MAKE THESE FILMS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC.

Silent Hall of Fame, a nonprofit organization
Preserving the legacy of silent movie stars
http://silent-hall-of-fame.org/

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Dear Chancellor Block,


Dear Director of Film & Television Archive Horak,


Silent Hall of Fame, a Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation, is committed to preserving the legacy of silent movie stars. We show rare silent films, including one that is not available anywhere else, on our website silent-hall-of-fame.org.


The Public deserves to see for the first time in almost 100 years many quality silent films, copies of which are kept in the vaults of the UCLA.


Please make these films available to the public or lend copies of the films to Silent Hall of Fame so that we can show them on our website silent-hall-of-fame.org.


Below are the stars and their films that the silent movie lovers of the world want to see. Please note that the films in bold are not available anywhere else in the whole world, except in the UCLA. This incomplete list of the UCLA holdings includes 136 stars in 220 rare films that many silent film lovers won't be able to see in their lifetime if the UCLA does not open their archives to the public.



   Please note that here, apparently for space limitations, this list comes truncated. You can explore the full list including 136 stars in 220 rare films here:


https://silent-hall-of-fame.org/index.php/8-general-information/24-sign-our-petition


Billy Bitzer


The Hypnotist's Revenge (1907)


The Song of the Wildwood Flute (1910)


Alice Day


Off His Trolley (1924)


Gooseland (1926)


The Plumber's Daughter (1927)


Marceline Day


A Certain Young Man (1928) - trailer


Snitz Edwards


The Wanderer (1925)


The Love Special (1921)


Helen Gibson


The Hazards of Helen episodes


(108) The Trial Run


(106) The Runaway Sleeper


Robert Harron


They Would Elope (1909)


The Diving Girl (1911)


Fate's Interception (1912)


The Inner Circle (1912)


A Lodging for the Night (1912)


A Pueblo Legend (1912)


A Feud in the Kentucky Hills (1912)


The Informer (1912)


Home Folks (1912)


Helen Holmes


Whispering Smith (1916)


Barriers of the Law (1925)


Jack Hoxie


Johnny Get Your Gun (1919)


Don Quickshot Of The Rio Grande (1923)


Arthur V. Johnson


A Woman's Way (1908)


The Fight for Freedom (1908)


The Criminal Hypnotist (1909)


The Heart of an Outlaw (1909)


All on Account of the Milk (1910)


Love Among the Roses (1910)


Florence La Badie


A Gold Necklace (1910)


After the Ball (1910)


Florence Lawrence


The Automobile Thieves (1906)


The Devil (1908)


Daniel Boone (1907)


After Many Years (1908)


The Time-Lock Safe (1910)


Shirley Mason


Lord Jim (1925)


John S. Robertson


The Bright Shawl (1923)


The Fighting Blade (1923)


Shanghai Lady, silent version (1929)


Patsy Ruth Miller


The Drivin' Fool (1923)


Singer Jim McKee (1924)


Painting the Town (1927)


The Gate Crasher (1928)


Florence Turner


She Cried (1912)


Dorothy Mackaill


The Man Who Came Back (1924)


The Making of O'Malley (1925)


The Whip (1928)


Ladies' Night in a Turkish Bath (1928)


The Barker (1928)


His Captive Woman, silent version (1929)


Two Weeks Off, silent version (1929)


Just Another Blonde (1926)


George Fawcett


Two Weeks (1920)


Beyond the Rainbow (1922)


The Bedroom Window (1924)


The Verdict (1925)


The Fighting Cub (1925)


The Home Maker (1925)


The Valley of the Giants (1927)


Jacqueline Logan


Fool's Paradise (1921)


The Blood Ship (1927)


The River Woman (1928)


The King of the Kongo (1929) - 10 chapter serial


According to IMDB: A complete 10-chapter copy of the silent version of this serial is held by the UCLA Film and Television Archives.


Eileen Percy


The Turmoil (1924)


Pauline Garon


The Marriage Market (1923)


Arthur Hoyt


Home, James (1928)


Claire McDowell


Almost Human (1927)


Dorothy Sebastian


The Spirit of Youth (1929)


Rex Ingram


The Flower of Doom (1917)


Marian Nixon


What Happened to Jones (1926)


Mitchell Lewis


The Mutiny of the Elsinore (1920)


Anna Q. Nilsson


Winds of Chance (1925)


Gloria Grey


The Boaster (1926)


Lionel Barrymore


The Wrongdoers (1925)


Barbara La Marr


 The Heart of a Siren (1925)


Wanda Hawley


The Midnight Limited (1926)


Jean Hersholt


Jazz Mad (1928)


Mack Sennett


My Valet (1915)


Marie Prevost


Almost a Lady (1926)


Daughters of Pleasure (1924)


The Sideshow (1928)


Bert Lytell


Alias the Lone Wolf (1927)


Sporting Life (1925)


The Lion's Den (1919)


Rod La Rocque


Bachelor Brides (1926)


Gigolo (1926)


Tully Marshall


Anything Once (1925)


Agnes Ayres


 The Awful Truth (1925)


Bluff (1924)


John Bowers


The Barefoot Boy (1923)


Clara Bow


Black Lightning (1924)


 Empty Hearts (1924)


Poisoned Paradise: The Forbidden Story of Monte Carlo (1924)


Laura La Plante


The Beautiful Cheat (1926)


Butterfly (1924)


Crooked Alley (1923)


Her Big Night (1926)


The Midnight Sun (1926)


Show Boat (1929)


Fritzi Brunette


Beware of Strangers (1917)


Neal Hart


Butterfly Range (1922)


George O'Hara


California or Bust (1927)


Victor McLaglen


Captain Lash (1929)


Clara Kimball Young


Charge It (1921)


Elaine Hammerstein


The Checkered Flag (1926)


Her Man (1918)


One Week of Love (1922)


Hoot Gibson


Chip of the Flying U (1926)


House Peters


The Combat (1926)


Jackie Coogan


Daddy (1923)


Hobart Bosworth


The Cup of Life (1921)


The Brute Master (1920)


His Own Law (1920)


 Tod Browning


Dollar Down (1925)


Gloria Swanson


Everywoman's Husband (1918)


Mary Philbin


Fifth Avenue Models (1925)


Stella Maris (1925)


Antonio Moreno


The First Law (1918)


Mildred Harris


The Fighting Cub (1925)


The Show Girl (1927)


Seena Owen


The Flame of the Yukon (1926)


Sisters (1922)


Reginald Denny


The Fast Worker (1924)


Sporting Youth (1924)


That's My Daddy (1927)


Leatrice Joy


For Alimony Only (1926)


The Wedding Song (1925)


 Changing Husbands (1924)


Carmel Myers


The Girl From Rio (1927)


William Desmond Taylor


He Fell in Love with His Wife (1916)


Alice Joyce


The Home Maker (1925)


Jetta Goudal


Her Man O' War (1926)


The Forbidden Woman (1927)


Priscilla Dean


Jewels of Desire (1927)


Tom Santschi


Isle of Lost Men (1928)


Virginia Valli


 K - The Unknown (1924)


Sue Carol


It Can Be Done (1929)


Louise Glaum


A Law Unto Herself (1918)


Frank Lloyd


Madame la Presidente (1916)


The Reform Candidate (1915)


Norma Shearer


Man and Wife (1923)


Harry Carey


The Man from Red Gulch (1925)


Madge Bellamy


The Man in Blue (1925)


Phyllis Haver


The Office Scandal (1929)


 Sal of Singapore (1928)


William Powell


My Lady's Lips (1925)


Alice Calhoun


The Other Woman's Story (1925)


The Part Time Wife (1925)


James Kirkwood


The Police Patrol (1925)


Edward Everett Horton


Poker Faces (1926)


Richard Thorpe


Riding Rivals (1926)


Deuce High (1926)


Mary Astor


Second Fiddle (1923)


George O'Brien


Sharp Shooters (1928)


Neil Hamilton


The Shield of Honor (1927)


Bessie Love


A Son Of His Father  1925


Billie Dove


The Tender Hour (1927)


Wanda Hawley


Stop Flirting  1925


Dorothy Sebastian


The Spirit Of Youth  1929


Larry Semon


Spuds (1927)


Matt Moore


The Storm (1922)


William S. Hart


Square Deal Sanderson (1919)


Ben Lyon


The Transgressor (1918)


Julia Faye


 Turkish Delight (1927)


Corporal Kate (1926)


Eleanor Boardman


The Turmoil (1924)


Constance Talmadge


Up the Road with Sallie (1918)


Venus of Venice (1927)


In Search of a Sinner (1920)


Myrna Loy


Turn Back the Hours (1928)


Eva Novak


Up in Mary's Attic (1920)


Richard Talmadge


Watch Him Step (1922)


Boris Karloff


Without Benefit of Clergy (1921)


Ruth Roland


Where the Worst Begins (1925)


Dorothy Phillips


Without Mercy (1925)


The World's a Stage (1922)


Jane Novak


What Price Love? (1927)


Edward Everett Horton


The Whole Town's Talking (1926)


May Allison


Wreckage (1925)


Fannie Ward


The Years of the Locust (1916)


Jean Hersholt


Alias the Deacon (1927)


Monty Banks


Atta Boy  1926


Play Safe (1927)


Dorothy Dalton


Black Is White (1920)


May McAvoy


 The Bedroom Window (1924)


Flora Finch


The Brown Derby (1926)


Maurice Costello


Conceit (1921)


Dorothy Gish


The Country Flapper (1922)


Norma Talmadge


 A Daughter of Two Worlds (1920)


Florence Vidor


 The Eagle of the Sea (1926)


Lewis Stone


The Girl from Montmartre (1926)


Mary Brian


Harold Teen (1928)


Blanche Sweet


The Hushed Hour (1919)


Wallace Reid


 The Love Special (1921)


Carlyle Blackwell


Love in a Hurry (1919)


Ann Pennington


The Mad Dancer (1925)


Lloyd Hughes


Mother o' Mine (1921)


Lloyd Ingraham


Oh, What a Night! (1926)


Charles Ray


An Old Fashioned Boy (1920)


His Mother's Boy (1917)


The Village Sleuth (1920)


Claire Windsor


The Opening Night (1927)


Fred Niblo


Partners Three (1919)


Dolores del Rio


Revenge (1928)


Wesley Barry


School Days (1921)


Carole Lombard


Show Folks (1928)


Enid Bennett


Silk Hosiery (1920)


Marguerite De La Motte


Scars of Jealousy (1923)


The Unknown Soldier (1926)


Sidney Franklin


Two Weeks (1920)


Milton Sills


The Valley of the Giants (1927)


Lila Lee


Wandering Husbands (1924)


Aileen Pringle


Wildfire (1925)


Estelle Taylor


While New York Sleeps (1920)


Conrad Nagel


Fool's Paradise (1921)


Colleen Moore


His Nibs (1921)


Douglas MacLean


The Home Stretch (1921)


Adolphe Menjou


The King on Main Street (1925)




Please understand that many of the classic film lovers, who yearn to see these films, belong to the older generation. They have waited for far too long and may not live to see these treasures, which belong to the public.


Thank you

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