vulgarities in silent films

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Jun 10 19:23:37 UTC 2000

On Sat, 10 Jun 2000, Robert S. Wachal wrote:

> I got just one response, so I am posting once again.
> Can anyone point me to quotable sources and examples of the claim that
> vulgarities were often uttered in silent films?

I don't know whether journalistic sources are helpful to you for this
purpose, but the article by Bill Jones in the Phoenix Gazette, July 7,
1994, makes this claim.

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