Forgotten Stars: My Father and the British Silent Film World

Forgotten Stars: My Father and the British Silent Film World

Fantom Publishing     www.fantomfilms.co.uk

‘The silent era has vanished as far as living witnesses are concerned. Now we depend upon the families to provide the memories, through letters or biographies. John Stuart was an exceptionally good actor – just about the best we had in those years – and he deserves a first-rate book. His son Jonathan Croall has written a marvellous example, a fascinating account of a remarkable man, which also sheds valuable light on this period of cinema history.’ – From the Foreword by Kevin Brownlow

‘You were one of my boyhood heroes.’ – Letter from David Lean to John Stuart

‘Pictures of John Stuart, a hero in the silent twenties, the aquiline profile under the wavy hair looking devotedly into the face under the bob and the cloche hat, stir so deep a nostalgia for the innocent past. In a way his story embraces the story of the British screen between the wars.’ – Dilys Powell, Silent Picture magazine