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by Ken Viewer
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Talking About Broadcasting
Topic: Thoughts on Dick Cavett?
Replies: 17
Views: 682

Re: Thoughts on Dick Cavett?

Katherine Hepburn's first appearance on The Dick Cavett Show -- one hour's worth without an audience and unexpected, according to Cavett, who would have been caught off-guard by her decision to go ahead with the show. The interview starts at the two-minute mark. Reputedly Hepburn's first television-...
by Ken Viewer
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: NY Times Article on Laurel & Hardy Films-Viewing Club in New York City (& Elsewhere).
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Re: NY Times Article on Laurel & Hardy Films-Viewing Club in New York City (& Elsewhere).

Craig and Bruce, I'm likely reporting to you that which you already know. As early as 1936 (let me re-key that to diminish the chance of a typo: 1936) there exists newsreel footage of Laurel and Hardy fan clubs, with aficionados dressed up wearing, among other things, exaggerated masks of Laurel's f...
by Ken Viewer
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: NY Times Article on Laurel & Hardy Films-Viewing Club in New York City (& Elsewhere).
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Re: NY Times Article on Laurel & Hardy Films-Viewing Club in New York City (& Elsewhere).

I was there that night - I've been their House Manger for a while. Fun gang. -Craig If I could get there, and I can't due to the ailments of the aging process and the collapse of easy transit in Manhattan, I'd be happy to say hello. Congrats and appreciations on your being House Manager. Ken
by Ken Viewer
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Issues With Library of Congress National Screening Room Site
Replies: 14
Views: 923

Re: Issues With Library of Congress National Screening Room Site

Inappropriately political, rambling and typically whiney post from KenViewer. At least he is consistent as a cinewhiner. Geez! Instead of getting annoyed at vitaphone for rightly pointing out my previous post in this thread crossed over into the world of political comments despite not having anythi...
by Ken Viewer
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Issues With Library of Congress National Screening Room Site
Replies: 14
Views: 923

Re: Issues With Library of Congress National Screening Room Site

Ed, I might try to telephone the LOC for some tech support if I had the willingness to deal with a bureaucracy currently. If they won't answer the telephone or can't figure out how to switch the call to the right person, perhaps we might call our Congresspersons for someone to wake 'em up at the LOC...
by Ken Viewer
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Issues With Library of Congress National Screening Room Site
Replies: 14
Views: 923

Re: Issues With Library of Congress National Screening Room Site

Using Google Chrome as my browser, I, too, had problems online with the site. For me, the LOC sub-sites have periodically been problem-plagued so I plan to return in the future. My assumption was that the new site was overwhelmed during its first public days... But I'm grateful to know it exists and...
by Ken Viewer
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: NY Times Article on Laurel & Hardy Films-Viewing Club in New York City (& Elsewhere).
Replies: 6
Views: 478

NY Times Article on Laurel & Hardy Films-Viewing Club in New York City (& Elsewhere).

A bunch of aging film buffs who are Laurel and Hardy fans and members of the "Sons of the Desert" club # 1 out of about 100 that exist worldwide, are written about below. The Manhattan club shows L&H films via 16 MM projection on a portable screen, using the vast collection of L&H sound films owned ...
by Ken Viewer
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Talkie Screenings
Topic: Chicago, IL; American Revolution 2 (1969)
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: Chicago, IL; American Revolution 2 (1969)

Lamar, thanks for the details.

I was one of probably tens-of-thousands of fans who would contribute information to the Internet Movie Database back when it was a movies-fans coop web site. Since its purchase, I feel no urge to correct or upgrade their information.

Ken
by Ken Viewer
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: The Lost Battalion (1919) Telecast Today, 9/30, on C-Span3 at 4 PM Eastern Time & 2 AM Monday
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: The Lost Battalion (1919) Telecast Today, 9/30, on C-Span3 at 4 PM Eastern Time & 2 AM Monday

I'm at a loss as to why that film didn't get picked up by a major studio for distribution back in 1919. I know there was a major economic depression after World War I, but that came later. Merian C. Cooper had his big break in Hollywoodland when Jesse Lasky supposedly first saw his lecture-circuit d...
by Ken Viewer
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2018]
Replies: 776
Views: 86116

Re: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2018]

Maybe it's not true that all good things comes to him who waits, if you keep going long enough, Ken Viewer will post a copy of Jack Ford's Hell Bent (1918). Although the formatting in Nitrateville didn't allow me to read the English subtitles, going to the site it's copied from did. Thanks, Ken. A ...
by Ken Viewer
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: The Lost Battalion (1919) Telecast Today, 9/30, on C-Span3 at 4 PM Eastern Time & 2 AM Monday
Replies: 2
Views: 325

The Lost Battalion (1919) Telecast Today, 9/30, on C-Span3 at 4 PM Eastern Time & 2 AM Monday

I get C-Span 3 in HD (or so it claims) on my cable-TV provider and they have been showing dreadfully-copied versions of Universal newsreels on Sunday for quite a while now. The three C-Span channels are free on those cable systems that carry them, but not all systems carry C-Span 3. You can also wat...
by Ken Viewer
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: STAN AND OLLIE trailer
Replies: 30
Views: 2172

Re: STAN AND OLLIE trailer

Wm. Charles Morrow posted: ...Outside of NitrateVille, who knows from Hal Roach?... Jay Leno and the production staff from the Johnny Carson-version of The Tonight Show that was there on January 21, 1992 know about Hal Roach. This may be Roach's final television (or any) interview, and utterly charm...
by Ken Viewer
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Talkie Screenings
Topic: Chicago, IL; American Revolution 2 (1969)
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Chicago, IL; American Revolution 2 (1969)

This is from an announcement by the Chicago Film Archives: what is being referred to as "The Chicago premiere" of American Revolution 2, which, though filmed in 16 MM, is going to be projected from the 35 MM archival print at the Gene Siskel Film Center on the evening of October 26. Admission is $11...
by Ken Viewer
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Talking About Broadcasting
Topic: Thoughts on Dick Cavett?
Replies: 17
Views: 682

Re: Thoughts on Dick Cavett?

My first exposure (that I still recall) to late-night TV comedy/interview shows was Jack Paar's version of The Tonight Show, which went live on the Manhattan-based NBC network flagship station WNBC-TV at 11:15 PM Mondays through Fridays. (The evening news was local and only 15 minutes long back then...
by Ken Viewer
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Many European-Created & U.S. Silent Feature Films Now Online Gratis.
Replies: 18
Views: 1385

Re: Many European-Created Silent Feature Films Now Online Gratis.

Hell Bent, produced in 1918 by Universal Pictures under its Universal Film Manufacturing Company original name, and directed by John Ford, written by Ford and the film's star, Harry Carey, from a story by Ford, Carey and Eugene B. Lewis {I feel like a WGA screenplay-arbitration panel}, stars Carey, ...
by Ken Viewer
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Many European-Created & U.S. Silent Feature Films Now Online Gratis.
Replies: 18
Views: 1385

Re: Many European-Created Silent Feature Films Now Online Gratis.

From 101 years ago, Betty and the Buccaneers has been uploaded. Directed by Rollin S. Sturgeon, scenario by J. Edward Hungerford, produced by the American Film Company and distributed by Mutual in 1917, it stars, among others, Juliette Day as Betty and Joe King. This upload's running time is 65 minu...
by Ken Viewer
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Many European-Created & U.S. Silent Feature Films Now Online Gratis.
Replies: 18
Views: 1385

Re: Many European-Created Silent Feature Films Now Online Gratis.

The first American film production of Eugene O'Neill's Broadway play Anna Christie, starring Blanche Sweet, William Russell and George F. Marion. Produced by Thomas Ince. Screen adaptation by Bradley King. Directed by John Griffith Wray and Thomas Ince. Intertitles credited by the uploader to Eddie...
by Ken Viewer
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Many European-Created & U.S. Silent Feature Films Now Online Gratis.
Replies: 18
Views: 1385

Re: Many European-Created Silent Feature Films Now Online Gratis.

The first American film production of Eugene O'Neill's Broadway play Anna Christie, starring Blanche Sweet, William Russell and George F. Marion. Produced by Thomas Ince. Screen adaptation by Bradley King. Directed by John Griffith Wray and Thomas Ince. Intertitles credited by the uploader to Eddie ...
by Ken Viewer
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1802
Views: 134059

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2018)

The Damned (1969); directed by Luchino Visconti; with Dirk Bogarde, Helmut Berger, Ingrid Thulin, Helmut Griem, etc. etc. etc. (many prominent roles in this one). This tale of perversion, corruption, family intrigues, and Nazis, with a lengthy gay orgy as a special bonus, seems longer than its 156 ...
by Ken Viewer
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Many European-Created & U.S. Silent Feature Films Now Online Gratis.
Replies: 18
Views: 1385

Re: Many European-Created Silent Feature Films Now Online Gratis.

A fabulous person has uploaded yet another silent classic: the Thomas Ince-produced 1923 original film version of Anna Christie, starring Blanche Sweet with English titles written in dialogue-mode. I don't know what this board's policy is for such links, particularly since this was an American studi...
by Ken Viewer
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Many European-Created & U.S. Silent Feature Films Now Online Gratis.
Replies: 18
Views: 1385

Re: Many European-Created Silent Feature Films Now Online Gratis.

Thanks, Spiny Norman, for the links.

Ken
by Ken Viewer
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Many European-Created & U.S. Silent Feature Films Now Online Gratis.
Replies: 18
Views: 1385

Re: Many European-Created Silent Feature Films Now Online Gratis.

Here's the German film called Helen of Troy, based upon the Greek mythology, from 1924, and it's the entire monster three-hour and 38-minute version. (Heck, I'm one of those who remembers when some of my friends were having to upload footage to Youtube in 10-minute segments). I honestly would not ha...
by Ken Viewer
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Many European-Created & U.S. Silent Feature Films Now Online Gratis.
Replies: 18
Views: 1385

Re: Many European-Created Silent Feature Films Now Online Gratis.

Here's The Rose of Rhodesia from 1918 running one-hour and 21-minutes from South Africa (yes, I acknowledge South Africa is not in Europe), as produced and directed by the American filmmaker Harold Shaw in South Africa, and starring his one-time wife, the American Edna Flugrath: https://www.youtube....
by Ken Viewer
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Many European-Created & U.S. Silent Feature Films Now Online Gratis.
Replies: 18
Views: 1385

Many European-Created & U.S. Silent Feature Films Now Online Gratis.

This may be old-hat to board-veterans but has been a gold mine for me as Youtube has numerous European (particularly German, Austrian and Austrian/Hugarian) studio films now online in superb prints, given Youtube's limitations. I've watched some of them and checked the IMDB to see what's listed ther...
by Ken Viewer
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Streaming via Library Card
Replies: 6
Views: 1105

Re: Streaming via Library Card

A very large Thank You to Rick Lanham for the valuable information he posted above.

Ken
by Ken Viewer
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Useful Info
Topic: Getty Images is Changing Access to its Photos
Replies: 4
Views: 3003

Re: Getty Images Reacquired by the Getty Family.

According to published reporting, including in the New York Post citing the Financial Times, a controlling interest in Getty Images, the joint that asserts copyright on what sometimes seems like everything, perhaps including The Book of Kells, has been reacquired by the Getty Family. Mark Getty, a g...
by Ken Viewer
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Lincoln Plaza Theaters 'Successor' Screen May be the Symphony Space on B'way & 95th St. in NYC
Replies: 0
Views: 324

Lincoln Plaza Theaters 'Successor' Screen May be the Symphony Space on B'way & 95th St. in NYC

As reported via the Patch Internet news destination for Manhattan's Upper West Side, the Peter Norton Symphony Space theater is going to become a part-time movie theater (which it actually already is) and be the spiritual successor to the Dan (who is now dead) and Toby Talbot now-shuttered Lincoln P...
by Ken Viewer
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Jack Warner's 'Potty Mouth' & Speaks of "Making an Honest Living Dishonestly;" in 1951
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Jack Warner's 'Potty Mouth' & Speaks of "Making an Honest Living Dishonestly;" in 1951

Lost for decades, the Sherman Grinberg newsreels archives reappeared not that long ago (I think I posted something about that on this board). Among the late Sherman's collections are the newsreels and the real gold -- the out-takes -- from the Paramount Pictures newsreels and the hoard from the Amer...
by Ken Viewer
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Lillian Gish Performing in "Le Spectre de la Rose" on the Stage of the Met Opera House in NYC in 1984.
Replies: 8
Views: 354

Re: Lillian Gish Performing in "Le Spectre de la Rose" on the Stage of the Met Opera House in NYC in 1984.

Jim, Canada was merely the convenient place to defect for Baryshnikov, since the touring troupe he was with was not scheduled to perform in the United States. (Some of my friends from the "ballet underground," back during this Golden Age of Ballet in the U.S. traveled to Canada specifically to see B...
by Ken Viewer
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Lillian Gish Performing in "Le Spectre de la Rose" on the Stage of the Met Opera House in NYC in 1984.
Replies: 8
Views: 354

Re: Lillian Gish Performing in "Le Spectre de la Rose" on the Stage of the Met Opera House in NYC in 1984.

I saw Baryshnikov's first U. S. performance (he had just defected while on tour with a Soviet company in Canada), which was in New York City, and his performance later on as the Rose at Wolf Trap picnic grounds and covered-shell theater. Footage of one such performance is currently on Youtube and so...