|THE INTERNATIONAL SILENT MOVIE|
1899 - 1980
The actress Carmel Myers was in the 10s and especially in the 20s a very popular movie star and she took part in some great film classics of those years.
First she appeared in small roles in movies like "Georgia Pearce" (15) and "The Jailbird's Last Flight" (16). When her father was called by D.W. Griffith as a consultant for his movie "Intolerance" (16) she got offered a small role too for it.
Finally she was contracted by Universal and she soon became one of the
most popular silent movie stars in Hollywood who appeared at the side of
the greatest actors of that time.
She worked for several studios in the next years and she experienced
the high of her film career in the 20s.
With the rise of the sound film she got offered smaller parts, among others for "The Ship from Shanghai" (30), "The Stronger Sex" (30), "The Lion and the Lamb" (31), "Svengali" (31), "Chinatown After Dark" (31) and "The Countess of Monte Cristo" (34).
In her last movies she only impersonated very small roles, to these productions belong "Lady for a Night" (42), "The Conspirators" (44) and "Whistle Stop" (46).
In 1951 she got her own TV show "The Carmel Myers Show" (51) but the show run only for one season. It followed an appearance in a nepisode of the serial "Studio One: The Magic Lantern" (53) and after an interruption of more than twenty years she took part in an episode of the serial "Chico and the Man: Bird in a Gilded Cage" (75) and "Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood" (76).
In the 50's when her acting career came to an end she dedicated to the real estate and distributed her own perfume line.
Her brother Zion Myers was a director and writer in Hollywood.
Other movies with Carmel Myers: