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Re: Gallery of Mastheads

PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:34 pm
by MaryGH
Love that masthead gallery it really is a great collection.

So with "The Adventures of Captain Marvel" recently released on Blu-ray (the timing could not be any better!) and Zach Levi in the upcoming starring role (2019) - will Captain Marvel, I mean, Tom Tyler make a masthead some time in 2018?

Never hurts to ask. :)

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:44 pm
by Mike Gebert
It could happen... didn't think about Captain Marvel (and had just done a serial one).

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:30 am
by Daveismyhero
I'm sad that I didn't see this masthead the first time it appeared, but I'm very grateful to see it now! :D

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:16 pm
by Donald Binks
I always like what Ivor Novello said about creating the script for the early talkie Tarzan pictures where he came up with "Me Tarzan, You Jane". He said it was the greatest drivel he'd ever written. :D I remember as a child we used to have competitions at school as to who could give the best impression of Johnny Weismuller's famous yell. Ah, yes, the things we did when young... At least the Elmo Lincoln picture didn't steer too far away from the original story - neither did "Greystoke", come to think of it.

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:27 pm
by Mike Gebert
Well, how odd. I wrote a post about this masthead and it vanished... never happened in the first ten years...

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Well, anyway, the gist of it was that there are three legendary pulp fiction characters who have lasted to the 21st century, played by many actors and still putting out starring films in the 21st century— Dracula, Sherlock Holmes and Tarzan of the Apes. 100 years ago, Elmo Lincoln was the first one, with Enid Markey his Jane, and though many of us must have seen this on Blackhawk 8mm back in the day, it took till quite recently for the first discussion here of the film.

In any case, here's to one of the enduring fantasy figures of action cinema, in his debut.

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:58 am
by bobfells
A fine choice Mike. Some films and the stories they are based on will never be ranked as "classic," at least among those whose job seems to be making such rankings. But for everybody else some tales and their characters transcend their modest origins and continue to speak to us. Tarzan is surely one of those.

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:42 pm
by Mike Gebert
For February, Myrna Loy: just because.

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Re: Gallery of Mastheads

PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:32 pm
by Brooksie
There is never any other reason required for Myrna. She just is.

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:31 am
by boblipton
I've seen silents, with men going gaga over other women, and ignoring Myrna and wondered when their blindness would clear up.

What’s the source for this picture, Mike?

Bob

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:52 pm
by Rick Lanham
Where's this photo from? A movie, a photo session?

I confess that I didn't recognize her.

Rick

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:00 pm
by boblipton
Rick Lanham wrote:Where's this photo from? A movie, a photo session?

I confess that I didn't recognize her.

Rick




You cad!

Bob

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:04 pm
by Mike Gebert
Just a glamour shot, so far as I know. There was no indication of where it was from, where I found it.

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:06 pm
by Rick Lanham
Thanks.

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:27 pm
by Wm. Charles Morrow
Rick Lanham wrote:Where's this photo from? A movie, a photo session?

I confess that I didn't recognize her.

Rick


I hadn't seen this image before, but I'd know those cheekbones anywhere!

Great picture. I love the tousled hair.

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:01 pm
by rudyfan
Mike Gebert wrote:For February, Myrna Loy: just because.

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Nobody ever needs a reason! Love Myrna

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:06 pm
by Jim Roots
I can't decide if she's emerging from the bedroom, or heading into it. In either case, I'm gonna follow her and see what happens.

Jim

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:31 pm
by Mike Gebert
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If you are of an age to remember the nostalgia craze of the 1970s, the fellow at the top of the page this month was ubiquitous—not just that his movies were common on TV, but that there were W.C. Fields for President buttons and Esco statuettes and comedy albums and a misbegotten bio movie with a miscast Rod Steiger and TV commercials and who knows what. His cynical, never give a sucker an even break attitude fit the era, and he seemed one of the figures of his time surest to last eternally in the popular mind. Yet just a few years later he has become a specialized taste; he was rarely popular with women (though his humor is never crude, just paints them as domineering harridans), perhaps that's why he seems to have fallen into a semi-obscurity, better known than Wheeler and Woolsey but less than Groucho and much less so than the Three Stooges. Maybe that's why I never found a reason to put him on the masthead in NitrateVille's first decade.

No matter; Kino is bringing us, at the end of this month, two of his silents, Running Wild and It's the Old Army Game. I don't remember how often we've discussed him, but this thread brought up one of his most indelible shorts recently.

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:32 pm
by Donald Binks
Ah! Wunnerfull, Yes indeedy, thank you a thousand times....your mastheads look a lot better now that they bear a daguerreotype of the Great Man. It looks even better when seen from the bar. Matter of fact, I feel a mite gritty after the affairs of the day and am in need of some internal lubrication in order to ward off evil spirits.....

:D :D :D

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:34 am
by boblipton
It must be five o'clock somewhere.

Bob

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:28 pm
by Wm. Charles Morrow
It saddens me a little to think that The Great Man's star has dimmed a bit with the passage of time, but he'll always rank high in my personal pantheon of comedians. There are several of his films I could watch again any time, even though I can practically recite the punchlines before they're spoken.

Great choice for the masthead!

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:23 pm
by Javier
"so relentlessly pursued o'erial housetop and vice-versa,I have thwarted the malevolent machinations of our scurrilous enemies. In short..I have arrived!"
W.C Fields avoiding Creditors and landing on his abode via a window in the rooftop. From David Copperfield, (1935).

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:47 pm
by Rick Lanham
"Whilst travelling through the Andes mountains, we lost our corkscrew.
Had to live on food and water for several days!"

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:50 pm
by Donald Binks
Oh! Drat! Don't know why I come in here. The flies get more than I do. Go on, go away, shoo!

Gallery of Mastheads

PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:27 am
by JFK
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Re: Gallery of Mastheads

PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:48 am
by Jim Roots
It's interesting that Fields was a hero to the young in the 1960s, yet his humour may be best appreciated by people over 50 or 60.

I was one who loved him when I was young in the '60s, but I find myself enjoying him even more in my own 60s. Somehow the nonsense he spouts hits home more and more, the older I get.

Jim

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:20 am
by Donald Binks
The problem with people nowadays appreciating the Great Man is that we live in an overtly politically correct society where it would be impossible for anyone to say they liked him because of what he stood for or didn't stand for. (Even though most politicians seem to be incarnations of W.C. Fields in that they are liars, cheats and not unwilling to engage in chicanery.)

Drinking now is also frowned upon. One wonders how Foster Brooks would have got on with his act in today's clime?

It's such a pity that we have to temper good honest comedy with a view to not upset anyone.

I'm with Jim - as I grow older, I am becoming more like the Great Man. I grumble under my breath at almost everything and am loathe to give any sucker an even break. There's no chance in my games! :D (I can't drink as much as I used to though, alas...)

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:39 am
by R Michael Pyle
"There comes a tide in the affairs of men, my good Blubber, when we must take the bull by the tail - and face the situation!"

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:11 am
by Daveismyhero
The Great Man looks like the mustached-version of Gene Hackman to me. :)

I wonder what Fields would have thought of Myrna Loy?

I have seen a couple of his films (The Fatal Glass of Beer and Never Give a Sucker an Even Break), and I have a couple more lounging on the ol' DVR. I'll watch one of them in his honor, and I'll make sure to have an appropriate beverage for toasting.

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:19 am
by R Michael Pyle
Daveismyhero wrote:I'll watch one of them in his honor, and I'll make sure to have an appropriate beverage for toasting.

"Who put pineapple juice in my pineapple juice!!??

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:41 am
by greta de groat
Jim Roots wrote:It's interesting that Fields was a hero to the young in the 1960s, yet his humour may be best appreciated by people over 50 or 60.

I was one who loved him when I was young in the '60s, but I find myself enjoying him even more in my own 60s. Somehow the nonsense he spouts hits home more and more, the older I get.

Jim


The people over 50 or 60 *are* the young of the 1960s!

And, yes, i do still love Fields. A lot has to do exposure, in the SF Bay Area his films and the Marx Bros. Paramount films were on constant rotation on TV and i saw them all many times. And i still recall many of his quotes, but not well enough to quote them myself. Which is too bad because a lot of times i'll think them apropos (same with Groucho). Oddly, i'm not that fond of his silents, they seem meaner and i miss his constant mumbling. And the mustache is disgusting.

greta