Colleen Moore silent on TCM in October

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Re: Colleen Moore silent on TCM in October

PostFri Aug 03, 2012 1:54 pm

Gagman 66 wrote:However. I'd be happy with anything made between BROKEN CHAINS (1922) to ORCHIDS AND ERMINE (1927).


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Re: Colleen Moore silent on TCM in October

PostFri Aug 03, 2012 8:23 pm

Gagman 66 wrote:However. I'd be happy with anything made between BROKEN CHAINS (1922) to ORCHIDS AND ERMINE (1927).



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Re: Colleen Moore silent on TCM in October

PostSun Aug 05, 2012 4:56 pm

Gagman 66 wrote:Bottom line is, at least one Starring Colleen Moore Silent debuting on TCM is long, long overdue. I only bring up HER WILD OAT and LILAC TIME because they would appear to be the two most likely candidates to turn up the soonest. However. I'd be happy with anything made between BROKEN CHAINS (1922) to ORCHIDS AND ERMINE (1927).


Recently, in response to a question about Gary Cooper films in the Time Warner library, the Warner Archive posted this on their Facebook page:

"The only unreleased Cooper film in the Warner library is the late-era silent LILAC TIME, which does not have its complete Vitaphone music and effects track. We are hoping that the missing discs will eventually surface, as this is an important film we'd like to make available."
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Re: Colleen Moore silent on TCM in October

PostSun Aug 05, 2012 7:06 pm

Coffee Man,

:o So, they are aware of the movie, and say it's still missing some sound discs? Does the Vita-phone project agree? Course I know that it was not originally a Vita-phone track. Rather a competitor. First National dubbed it Firn' A Phone, I think.

So how about hiring Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks to balance out the rest of the score for LILAC TIME? ? This was the plan as far as SYNTHETIC SIN is concerned anyway. Just a thought. Know it's not that simple, and wouldn't come cheap. All indications are the film itself has been restored, or at least Warner's has good 35 millimeter elements.

Thanks much for bringing this to my attention.
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Re: Colleen Moore silent on TCM in October

PostSun Aug 05, 2012 7:17 pm

The known surviving disks are the audience exit music, and disks for reels 1, 5, 6 and 7.
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Re: Colleen Moore silent on TCM in October

PostSun Aug 05, 2012 7:33 pm

Vitaphone,

:( Thanks. That is the first time that I have read this anyplace.
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Re: Colleen Moore silent on TCM in October

PostMon Aug 06, 2012 6:20 am

Gagman 66 wrote:So how about hiring Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks to balance out the rest of the score for LILAC TIME? ? This was the plan as far as SYNTHETIC SIN is concerned anyway. Just a thought. Know it's not that simple, and wouldn't come cheap. All indications are the film itself has been restored, or at least Warner's has good 35 millimeter elements.


Back in my film programming days, I remember that LILAC TIME was available for rental in the old UA16 catalog ($75 a night, IIRC), but it was a completely silent print, no soundtrack.
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Re: Colleen Moore silent on TCM in October

PostSat Mar 17, 2018 1:14 pm

In addition, BROKEN HEARTS OF BROADWAY (1923) is on YT.
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