NEW KICKSTARTER: DUCKS AND DRAKES (1921)

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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: DUCKS AND DRAKES (1921)

PostWed Feb 17, 2016 6:25 am

OK... not sure how this could be gussied up/colorized since I don't do Photoshop......
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: DUCKS AND DRAKES (1921)

PostWed Feb 17, 2016 6:30 am

Poking around, I also discovered this lantern slide online.

http://cplorg.cdmhost.com/cdm/singleite ... /690/rec/1

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PostWed Feb 17, 2016 8:47 am

Now that's class--TWO birdcages in the lady's marble bath. (However, a hand rail, gold-plated of course, would be handy.)
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: DUCKS AND DRAKES (1921)

PostWed Feb 17, 2016 9:33 am

You always want to have a bird to kiss. Even if it's a waterfowl.

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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: DUCKS AND DRAKES (1921)

PostWed Feb 17, 2016 10:15 am

entredeuxguerres wrote:
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boblipton wrote:Is there a good biography of Bebe?...

Bob


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This one I've never seen before. Couldn't find it on ABE.


It's fairly new. Charles Epting is the editor of Silent Film Quarterly. (Speaking of which, I just received the latest issue yesterday, with Harry Langdon on the cover. Another fine job -- and I see some articles written by our fellow Nitratevillagers, too!)
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: DUCKS AND DRAKES (1921)

PostWed Feb 17, 2016 10:34 am

Seems so arbitrary what few Bebe titles survived (thank goodness). Was this just pure neglect on Paramount's part?
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DUCKS AND DRAKES' "Good Little Bad Girl"

PostWed Feb 17, 2016 10:41 am

entredeuxguerres wrote:That yet unpublished new bio exploits the same great "good little bad girl" tagline, which I don't remember seeing used before.....
A search for the phrase "good little bad girl" got 53 results here

A proposed 1916 Taliafero film title...but four years later, it was a publicity department's sobriquet for Daniels

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By July 1920, it was a song.........................................By 1926, it was outgrown, later to be applied to Bow and Del Rio

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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: DUCKS AND DRAKES (1921)

PostWed Feb 17, 2016 11:55 am

Maurice Campbell????!!!!!!!

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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: DUCKS AND DRAKES (1921)

PostWed Feb 17, 2016 12:14 pm

JFK wrote:A proposed 1916 Taliafero film title...but four years later, it was a publicity department's sobriquet for Daniels


Looks like a calculated effort by Paramount to cook up a pre-packaged image for Bebe, which perhaps also coincided with their introduction of the Realart trade-name (for which pictures, as I understand it, exhibitor's were charged a premium).

"Don't you want a good little bad girl?" Actually, to tell the truth, I'd prefer a bad little bad girl.
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Re: DUCKS AND DRAKES' "Good Little Bad Girl"

PostWed Feb 17, 2016 12:34 pm

JFK wrote:By July 1920, it was a song.........................................By 1926, it was outgrown, later to be applied to Bow and Del Rio

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If this song was actually written, I have my doubts that it was ever published; or if it was, it's got to be extremely rare, as I've never seen it. Other song sheets dedicated to her, or with her photo on the cover, show up regularly on ebay.
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: DUCKS AND DRAKES (1921)

PostWed Feb 17, 2016 12:51 pm

When was her speeding ticket and jail time? Was she already a "racy" little thing this early in the 20s?
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: DUCKS AND DRAKES (1921)

PostWed Feb 17, 2016 12:57 pm

Alfred Hustwick was more than a jingle writer.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0404164/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
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PostWed Feb 17, 2016 1:24 pm

drednm wrote:When was her speeding ticket and jail time? Was she already a "racy" little thing this early in the 20s?


That was 1921, resulting in The Speed Girl (1921) .

And she did it in style:

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PostFri Feb 19, 2016 9:36 am

Count me in

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PostFri Feb 19, 2016 12:24 pm

I'm in too, Ed!
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: DUCKS AND DRAKES (1921)

PostFri Feb 19, 2016 3:53 pm

I see that this has been rated a "project we love" by the staff at Kickstarter.

80% funded as I write this.
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: DUCKS AND DRAKES (1921)

PostFri Feb 19, 2016 4:28 pm

boblipton wrote:I see that this has been rated a "project we love" by the staff at Kickstarter.

80% funded as I write this.


familiar face no doubt..... Yup, we've topped $2,000 and only one cancellation so far....
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DUCKS AND DRAKES (1921)-The Critics Weigh In

PostFri Feb 19, 2016 5:12 pm

drednm wrote: Yup, we've topped $2,000 and only one cancellation so far....

Cancellation ! Haven't they read the reviews ?
Los Angeles Herald April 22, 1921
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: DUCKS AND DRAKES (1921)

PostFri Feb 19, 2016 5:43 pm

Thanks for posting the review.....

No he wanted to buy "several films" and sell them to Netflix, etc. as in a business partnership.
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: DUCKS AND DRAKES (1921)

PostSat Feb 20, 2016 3:07 am

Ed,

:D I'll mail a check on Monday, or tomorrow if I get a chance. Very much looking forward to this one!
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PostSat Feb 20, 2016 9:32 am

entredeuxguerres wrote:
drednm wrote:When was her speeding ticket and jail time? Was she already a "racy" little thing this early in the 20s?


That was 1921, resulting in The Speed Girl (1921) .

And she did it in style:

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Best car made in America--Pierce-Arrow.


Pierce-Arrows, they sure were, with Marmons coming in a close second. Would love to find any surviving pics of Francis X. Bushman's custom made purple Marmon. It reportedly had a spotlight that focused on Bushman's face when he drove at night. What showing off, but what style!
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: DUCKS AND DRAKES (1921)

PostSat Feb 20, 2016 9:34 am

I take it the LOC's print of "Ducks and Drakes" will be utilized or thereof?
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: DUCKS AND DRAKES (1921)

PostSat Feb 20, 2016 9:56 am

JFK wrote:Haven't they read the reviews ?
Los Angeles Herald April 22, 1921


The one I'd be first in line to see is Kazan, or to allow him his proper title, "Kazan, the Wolf Dog," which ranked with White Fang & Call of the Wild among my most beloved childhood books; the sequel to it was Baree, Son of Kazan.

But WHO played Kazan? Strongheart, Rinty...? True to form, IMDB does not tell us.
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: DUCKS AND DRAKES (1921)

PostSat Feb 20, 2016 11:47 am

According to what could be teased out of MHDL, Col. Selig went out and bought Kazan for the movie and then had him "thoroughly trained." Probably not one of the big dogs of Hollywood and likely doomed to anonymity.
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: DUCKS AND DRAKES (1921)

PostSat Feb 20, 2016 11:53 am

oldposterho wrote:According to what could be teased out of MHDL, Col. Selig went out and bought Kazan for the movie and then had him "thoroughly trained." Probably not one of the big dogs of Hollywood and likely doomed to anonymity.


Thanks--but anonymity is the fate of most of them, even those that played prominent parts in pictures much better known than this one.
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: DUCKS AND DRAKES (1921)

PostSun Feb 21, 2016 6:34 pm

I'm in, just pledged.

Thank you Ed, you're my hero.
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: DUCKS AND DRAKES (1921)

PostMon Feb 22, 2016 9:34 am

Done. Keep 'em coming, Ed.
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: DUCKS AND DRAKES (1921)

PostMon Feb 22, 2016 11:55 am

David Drazin will be doing the music. He also scored my last project.
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: DUCKS AND DRAKES (1921)

PostMon Feb 22, 2016 12:30 pm

FUNDED!

THANKS ALL
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Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: DUCKS AND DRAKES (1921)

PostMon Feb 22, 2016 12:33 pm

Congratulations, Ed. Any thoughts on extras and at what level they'll be funded?

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