There are two actors appearing in two films at this year's San Francisco Silent Film Festival. One is well known. She was nicknamed the "It Girl." The other is less well known. He was a reliable character actor, a rising star in Germany whose career never quite took off in the United States. They are Clara Bow, and Franz (or Francis) Lederer.
At this year's Festival, sultry Clara Bow stars in Wings (1927) and Mantrap (1926). Each film was made at the peak of her career, and shouldn't be missed. Like Louise Brooks, Bow is a screen personality who seldom dissapoints.
And at this year's Festival, studious Franz Lederer stars in Pandora's Box (1929) and The Wonderful Lie of Nina Petrovna (1929). Both are exceptional films which showcase this actors fine talents. More on Lederer at the Louise Brooks Society blog.
And more information about this year's San Francisco Silent Film Festival can be found at www.silentfilm.org. The Festival takes place July 12 – 15th. And in case you were wondering, Bow and Lederer never worked together.