Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Silent film star bookplates


Buzzfeed ran a rather swell piece featuring the bookplates of a number of famous individuals, including authors and a few early film stars. Be sure and check it out.

Included are the bookplates of H.P. Lovecraft, Charles Dickens, Sigmund Freud, Lewis Carroll and others, including silent film stars such as Greta Garbo, Charlie Chaplin and a joint bookplate belonging to Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. There is also a Paulette Goddard bookplate seemingly designed by Chaplin.

Above are a couple of examples from the Buzzfeed piece. Below is Louise Brooks' bookplate, which was not included in the Buzzfeed piece.


1 comment:

  1. I ran a seven part series on the bookplates of silent film stars on my blog.

    http://bookplatejunkie.blogspot.com/2011/07/silent-film-star-bookplates-part-one.html

    Lew Jaffe

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