EFG1914 -- images of World War One, as shown to audiences in Belgium by newsreels like 'Yser Journal' from the film department of the Belgian army. More films can be viewed on http://www.europeanfilmgateway.eu/
At the age of 22, Charles Dekeukeleire starts in 1927 making experimental films like Combat de boxe, Histoire de Detective and Impatience and gets obsessed with cinema. He immediately aligns himself with the defenders of pure cinema, Germaine Dulac, Jean Epstein, Marcel L'Herbier, Louis Delluc. He also admires Vertov and his conception of the Kino-Glaz, the camera-eye. Although regarded as footnotes in his career, his documentaries and commissioned works show the same visions and approach in cinematography.
In the 1910', Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin or Douglas Fairbanks were considered as the most famous celebrities of their time. Here are some other stars of that era when films were shown through the hand-cranked projectors and accompanied with live piano music. Some of them like Harold Lloyd became well known themselves, others are now virtually forgotten