Photo:WC Fields, Mack Sennett, Frank Capra

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Photo:WC Fields, Mack Sennett, Frank Capra

PostMon Oct 03, 2011 6:13 pm

I think this photo is from the 1935 Academy Awards dinner with W.C. Fields presenting an honorary Oscar to Mack Sennett as Frank Capra looks on. I scanned this photo from an 8x10 inch negative but the light unit on my scanner is only about 2.5 inches wide (the length isn't a problem). So I pieced together the photo after scanning it into three sections. I tried using photo merge on Photoshop but I couldn't figure it out. So I pasted the sections on Word, saved as a pdf, opened it in Photoshop to crop the uneven edges, and saved it as a jpeg. Not bad but the American flag in the back gives the game away.

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I fiddled with it some more and the flag looks better:
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Re: Photo:WC Fields, Mack Sennett, Frank Capra

PostSat Sep 02, 2017 10:33 pm

Here is a color home movie of the event with W.C. Fields and Mack Sennett. This is the only time I've seen color footage of W.C. fields.

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Re: Photo:WC Fields, Mack Sennett, Frank Capra

PostSun Sep 03, 2017 2:46 am

ejonestexas wrote:Here is a color home movie of the event with W.C. Fields and Mack Sennett. This is the only time I've seen color footage of W.C. fields.

https://youtu.be/eeuYLu-ic0Q" target="_blank" target="_blank


Thanks so much for posting. Like your good self, I too have hitherto not seen colour film of the Great Man. (Frank Capra seemed to be hugging the camera?)
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Re: Photo:WC Fields, Mack Sennett, Frank Capra

PostSun Sep 03, 2017 8:15 am

I like the way Sennett appears to be ready to lunge and grab the Oscar with both hands in the photo.

The video clip proves that Capra was a most obnoxious fellow in real life. Who did he think he was, Jerry Lewis?

Fields looks positively svelte, and his nose does not glow in the dark.

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Re: Photo:WC Fields, Mack Sennett, Frank Capra

PostTue Sep 05, 2017 10:03 am

Sennett looks to me to be consciously doing A Fields Take!

The Great Man does have several color stills extant:

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