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Charles Prince and Charles Lederer

PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:44 pm
by JFK
Charles Prince a.k.a. "Rigadin""Moritz""Whiffles""Tartufini"Image
The French comedian Charles Prince inscribes a caricature-
little guessing that a (seeming) paucity of surviving quality films,
a plethora of confusing international nicknames,
and his divorce of Princess Diana
would all, when combined, make him an unlikely candidate
for an Undercrank collection.

New York Clipper July 26, 1913
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Charles Lederer

Marion Davies' live-in nephew, friend to Hawks, Harpo, and Hecht,
Orson Welles' unlikeliest buddy and neighbor (while wed to Welles' first spouse),
Tony award winning screenwriter Charles Lederer.

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GRACE HENDERS0N (1860-1944)

PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:18 pm
by JFK
From 1909-1919, HENDERS0N had 122 Silent Acting Credits (113 Of Them Shorts- 2 Of Which She Wrote)
and 19 or so Broadway roles. Most of the film credits were with Biograph/Griffith/Sennett.
If she'd stuck with Mack a bit longer, she’d’ve worked with Chaplin,
and then maybe her film career would've made her obit.
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George Oppenheimer

PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:40 am
by JFK
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August 29:… Georgie Opp[enheimer] called about six and we went to see Holiday Inn….. We were both bored by Holiday Inn which is
the type of picture which, while not unpleasant in the least, makes one ashamed of being connected with the pictures. Afterwards we
stopped at Romanoff’s and there Jerry and Eve Kern sat. Jerry looking the sweet, frail old musician he distinctly is not. George
walked up to him, “I’m so glad to see you, Jerry- I’ve enlisted.” “As what?” Kern asked, “A hostess?” “In the Army,” George answered.
“You mean to tell me you’re going to carry a gun?” “No,” George said. “Well what are you going to do, dig latrines?” “I am waiting to
get a commission,” George said. “Well, why didn’t you tell me you were a profiteer.”


George Oppenheimer, who finished his career with a twenty year stint as a critic, co-founded The Viking Press in 1925,
had 4
Broadway shows, and, in his Oscar-nominated quarter century in Hollywood, co-wrote three Marx Brothers films,
Flywheel, Shyster, and Flywheel, and ten Topper scripts with Stephen Sondheim. Yet he lacks a Wikipedia page of his own.

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The Thin Man (TV Series) (1957) 1 episode Topper (TV Series) (1953 - 1955) 25 episodes The Great Diamond Robbery Tonight We Sing Decameron Nights Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series) (1952-1953) 4 episodes Anything Can Happen The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series) (1951) 24 episodes Born to Be Bad Perfect Strangers Adventures of Don Juan Killer McCoy Undercurrent Easy to Wed Blonde Fever Bathing Beauty Slightly Dangerous The Youngest Profession The War Against Mrs. Hadley A Yank at Eton Pacific Rendezvous Two-Faced Woman The Feminine Touch The Big Store Blonde Inspiration The Wild Man of Borneo I Love You Again Strange Cargo Broadway Melody of 1940 Balalaika These Glamour Girls Lady of the Tropics Honolulu Three Loves Has Nancy The Crowd Roars A Yank at Oxford Paradise for Three Man-Proof Nothing Sacred I'll Take Romance The Bride Wore Red London by Night Married Before Breakfast A Day at the Races The Last of Mrs. Cheyney Libeled Lady We Went to College A Night at the Opera Rendezvous No More Ladies Roman Scandals

George's Old Flame (1954)
Script: Oppenheimer and Sondheim Commercial: John Wayne


Click to Hear George Oppenheimer on Dorothy Parker and the Dog Show

Jack Barty:Roach All-Star and Laurel+Hardy;Chase;Todd

PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:49 pm
by JFK
Jack Barty (1888-1942) made 21 films, 9 of them for Hal Roach... first film below is not on imdb Image


Fred Stone Scared Crows

PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:40 am
by JFK
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Fred Stone- of Alice Adams, The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, and The Westerner- previously was teamed with
David Montgomery (for 22 years, til death did them part) in minstelry, vaudeville, Broadway , recordings, and 3 silents.
Stone and Montgomery were the first Scarecrow and Tin Man of Oz (1902).
Stone subsequently partnered on Broadway with nephew Milburn, and daughters Paula, Carol, and Dorothy.

Click to Hear Maxwell House Good News (07-29-1930)
"Wizard of Oz Stars" (with Fred Stone 36:36-40:50)



Re: Lost and Neglected Comics,Comedy Scripters, & Directors

PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:09 pm
by silentfilm
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Fred Stone in Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936).

LUCILE MCVEY- THE SECOND MRS DREW

PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:56 pm
by JFK
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online at internet archive
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D0R0THY D0NNELLY- The writer who made Fields a film

PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:30 am
by JFK
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She acted on Broadway and in silents (Madame X), and wrote the books for the musicals The Student Prince-filmed by Lubitsch, Blossom Time, and W. C. Fields’ Poppy- for which she also provided the lyrics and direction. Griffith, of course, filmed the Fields silent version, Sutherland, the talkie. Born the same year as Fields, she died in 1928.

MAE BUSCH

PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:32 am
by JFK
FIRST IMAGE, WITH FATHER
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J0SIE SADLER-STAGE RECORDINGS SILENT FILMS

PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:12 am
by JFK
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VARIETY January 5, 1927
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She had 13 Broadway shows- including a Follies, died in 1927 - with no (?) obit in the trades, and had 33 imdb credits - but no (?) films online. Some recordings survived e.g Come And Hear The Orchestra (1908 and I’d Like To Make A Smash Mit You (1909)

GE0RGIA CAINE- A Sturges Stalwart

PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:27 am
by JFK
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The 28-year-old pictured above was later in 8 films written by Sturges, 7 of which he directed.
Which seems quite a lot, until one realizes ten performers appeared in more Sturges comedies, and two others equalled her record. It is not quite accurate to classify her as strictly a comic performer- she could play both heavy (Stanwyck's mom in Remember the Night) and light (Bracken's mom in Morgan's Creek)- but she made her greatest mark in comic films and in Broadway musical comedies - 3 with George M Cohan, 2 for George Ade, 1 for George Kaufman, 1 with the Astaires, Bob Hope, & Ring Lardner - and her last Broadway performance was in Lindsay & Runyon's A Slight Case Of Murder.
Click poster below to see her in her second talkie, with Addie McPhail and Anita Garvin.
Click 2nd image to read of a 1915 film contract.
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Keystone’s MYRTLE REEVES-another nice mess-sued for assault

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:58 pm
by JFK
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Her 16 imdb acting credits include at least one comedy.
But Myrtle - it turns out- also worked at Keystone (image 1, column 2)
And Reeves had aquatic skills (image 2, 7th paragraph)
Myrtle Reeves and “Picture Director” husband O. N. Hardy were sued (another nice mess!) for assault (image 3, column 2)

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RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU CAN SUPPLY MORE INFO ON HER KEYSTONE WORK OR THE ASSAULT SUIT
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For info on her Wedding / Announcements and Divorce

Blanche Payson

PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:48 am
by JFK

Minnie

PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:16 am
by JFK
Minnie had at least 6 uncredited film roles.

Here she is at home and in court.
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MAY IRWIN + J0HN C RICE (w/ Thomas A Wise)

PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:23 am
by JFK
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The Brooklyn Daily Eagle Monday August 15 1898
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J0HN C RICE (with TH0MAS A WISE)
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Re: Lost and Neglected Comics,Comedy Scripters, & Directors

PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:28 am
by telical
Anyone have an opinion on the most intellectually gifted of these obscure comics, comedy scripters, and directors?

Toto, Too ? Toto, Too !

PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:35 pm
by JFK
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Re: Lost and Neglected Comics,Comedy Scripters, & Directors

PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:36 am
by silentfilm
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Here's Clyde Cook in Wandering Papas (1925) with Adolphe Millar, Sue "Bugs" O'Neill, and Tyler Brooke. Unfortunately, Oliver Hardy is not in my photo.

Dorothy Seastrom -Lloyd Hamilton Tragic Co-Star

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:59 pm
by JFK
Death attributed, in last image.... to "dieting fad."
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Re: Lost and Neglected Comics,Comedy Scripters, & Directors

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:57 pm
by boblipton
It looks like she could afford to lose some of those hips.

Bob