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The 2015 Silent Movies Calendar features Behind the Camera: rare and interesting photos of films being made.

NOTE: Some of these calendars had a small printing error involving italic type on two pages, making film premiere titles hard to read. I apologize deeply that this slipped by my proofreading. Here are corrected pages for those two months.



I produce this calendar every year with generous contributions of photographs from silent film fans, as a benefit to silent film preservation.

The Silent Movies Benefit Calendar features silent film artwork and birthdays of silent-era film stars and personalities, as well as notable marriages, deaths, film openings, and other significant dates. This year, all of the photos show films in production, from special effects shots to candid photos of actors and directors on the set.

Total net proceeds (after printing expenses) are used to benefit silent film restoration.

  • The 2014 silent film calendar raised $2240 for Film Preservation Associates
  • The 2013 calendar raised $1808 for the George Eastman House.
  • The 2012 calendar benefitted the UCLA Film and Television Archive.
  • The 2010 and 2011 calendars benefitted the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum in Niles California
  • The 2009 calendar funds supported an internship in film preservation through the San Francisco Silent Film Festival.
  • The 2008 calendar funds supported the video restoration of Bardelys the Magnificent through Film Preservation Associates and Lobster Films.
  • The 2007 calendar funds were donated to the George Eastman House.
  • The 2006 calendar benefitted Film Preservation Associates.
  • The 2004 alt.movies.silent calendar raised $1442.06, enough money to fund two projects. We funded a print of This Way Out (1916), which features a young Babe Hardy among others, which made the film's preservation by the Library of Congress a priority. We also funded copying of some unique tinted nitrate outtakes from The Thief of Bagdad that were deteriorating.
  • The 2003 calendar made possible a donation of $671.07 to the UCLA Film and Television Archive, earmarked for preservation activities in silent film.

The calendars cost $12 each, plus shipping. To purchase, use these Paypal buttons. Or email me to arrange other payment options.

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Rodney Sauer
401 Spruce Street
Louisville, CO 80027 USA

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