Gallery of Mastheads

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Mabel Normand on Gallery of Mastheads

PostSun Jul 02, 2017 8:03 pm

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Re: Gallery of Mastheads

PostMon Jul 31, 2017 10:40 pm


I'm not big on Wallace Beery as a sound star, even if I admit he can be highly effective (The Champ works you over, no question), but 2017 has turned out to be a great year for Wallace Beery the silent villain, with Behind the Door and now William Wellman's crackling, gritty hobo tale Beggars of Life, which will be out from Kino on August 22, while Thomas Gladysz's informative monograph is already available. (Listen for more about both on NitrateVille Radio shortly.) There's kind of no way to salute him in that without also showing Richard Arlen and Louise Brooks, even though both have been on the masthead before—but I think Beery dominates, as he always did.
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Re: Gallery of Mastheads

PostTue Aug 01, 2017 4:39 am

Well, you could have gone for a shot of him as Sweedie, but this is good too.

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Re: Gallery of Mastheads

PostThu Aug 03, 2017 10:15 pm

Another good one would also be Slugger Rourke, the character he played in Dynamite Smith 1924. Although a lost film, many stills are still out there.
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Re: Gallery of Mastheads

PostFri Aug 04, 2017 11:19 am

Here he is (out of his baseball uniform) in Casey at the Bat (1927).

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