About 90% of the movies made before 1929 are lost foreverMatt Novak7/02/14 1:00pmFiled to: movie preservationFactually1EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Most of the movies made before sound hit the big screen will never be seen by our eyes. According to Martin Scoresese's Film Foundation, half of the films made pre-1950—and more than 90 percent of those made before 1929—are lost forever. And while not all of them are lost, you'll probably never see the films that remain, since they're rarely screened. Their posters remain as last relics of Hollywood's beginnings. Advertisement Often, these glittering adverts are just as much art as the forgotten films themselves. These are some of our favorites: Bungalow Boobs, 1924 Image credit: LAPLCabaret, 1927 Image credit: LAPLDoctor X, 1932, is actually not lost. It was preserved in 1978 and done up in technicolor when a print was discovered in Jack Warner's personal collection. Image credit: LAPL1928's Red Hair is lost, save for a color sequence preserved at UCLA's Film and Television archive. Image credit: MoviePosterShopThe Impossible Mrs. Bellew, 1922 Image credit: MoviePosterShopOnly one reel of 1923's Flaming Youth survives. It's kept at the Library of Congress. Image credit: Flickr All that remains of 1926's The American Venus are two trailers and two clips, housed at the Library of Congress. Image credit: Benny-DrinnonThe Sea Hawk, 1924 (not lost) Image credit: WikipediaIn the Palace of the King, 1923 Image credit: WikipediaHollywood, 1923 Image credit: WikipediaThere is no known copy of Tip Toes (1927) in existence today. Image credit: eBayTenderloin, 1928 Image credit: FilmPosters.com Any good posters we missed? Show us below.