Laini Giles

About me

Author of The Forgotten Flapper and Love Lies Bleeding.

I grew up watching old movies with my mother, and was hooked when I read “Hollywood Babylon” at about age 12. I rarely read anything that isn’t somehow historical, whether fiction or nonfiction.

I’m fascinated by the early 20th century- there was so much happening in such a short period of time– cars, wars, radio, political upheaval…so much to choose from to write about! My ultimate goal is to become the Philippa Gregory of forgotten actresses.

From my website

An overview of the life and career of Marie Prevost (O Canada blogathon)

Now that I’m practically Canadian, I couldn’t let an opportunity pass me by to participate in the 2016 O, Canada Blogathon, hosted by Ruth of Silver Screenings and Kristina at Speakeasy. So here’s my look back at the life and career of Marie Prevost, a Canadian gone Hollywood. It’s a…

An overview of Ziegfeld Girl (part of the Backstage Blogathon)

“Once upon a time there were three little girls…” Had you going for a minute, didn’t I? Instead of backstage antics at the Ziegfeld Follies, you thought I was going for an Aaron Spelling-flavored review of a certain 1970s program that shall remain nameless. If you think about it though,…

The Silent Movie Star Sandwich contest is on!

Love silent movies? Love food? Then here’s a challenge for you. Fritzi over at the Movies, Silently blog is running a sandwich contest. Create a sandwich inspired by your favorite silent star (or stars)! Submit it to win digital copies of my own The Forgotten Flapper and also, Princess April…

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