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by JFK
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: GEORGE SCHNEIDERMAN
Replies: 2
Views: 398

SCHNEIDERMAN-Salary;Replaced On Film

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Given his healthy Fox salary (Motion Picture Daily 3/21/1936)
maybe there were other problems ...

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by JFK
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Image Gallery
Topic: Identify This One Woman Please
Replies: 6
Views: 2905

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Please help identify them !!!! The girl in the first photo in the riding outfit is Peggy Cartwright [/size][/b][/color] https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiCgNlLVQAErRxk.jpg #2 is Geraldine ("Gerry") Farrar. [/size][/b][/color] https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiCgNlFVAAARlP2.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D...
by JFK
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Tab Hunter Has Passed Away
Replies: 24
Views: 1639

Tab Hunter Has Passed Away

He was one of the last of the Henry Willson clients Re-unite The Willson Stars With Their Birth Names ! Nick Adams Robert Ozell Moseley Mike Connors Robert John Wagner Jr. Rory Calhoun Merle Johnson, Jr. John Derek Krekor Ohanian Troy Donahue Roy Harold Scherer, Jr. Ann Doran Marilyn Louis Chad Eve...
by JFK
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Eclair Films-How Many of Their USA Films Survive?
Replies: 1
Views: 566

Eclair Films-How Many of Their USA Films Survive?

According to Wikipedia, the 1907 company still sort of exists. How many of the films of the Eclair USA branch survive? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhyIBa4U8AEeKaM.jpg "To Tex One of the regular boys Laughing G . E . 0 . R . G . E . L . A . R . K . I . N " http://ia800702.us.archive.org/BookReader/Bo...
by JFK
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: New Book-SPECTERS OF SLAPSTICK AND SILENT FILM COMEDIENNES
Replies: 6
Views: 999

SPECTERS OF SLAPSTICK AND SILENT FILM COMEDIENNES

I just ordered a copy of the book. It is a recommended film book of summer 2018 by The Financial Times The Financial Times Summer books of 2018: Film Danny Leigh selects his mid-year reads Danny Leigh JUNE 29, 2018 Specters of Slapstick and Silent Film Comediennes, by Maggie Hennefeld "When we thin...
by JFK
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: New Book-SPECTERS OF SLAPSTICK AND SILENT FILM COMEDIENNES
Replies: 6
Views: 999

New Book-SPECTERS OF SLAPSTICK AND SILENT FILM COMEDIENNES

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/411fcmdGrxL._AA350_.jpg https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51cRtgYfMGL._AA350_.jpg SPECTERS OF SLAPSTICK AND SILENT FILM COMEDIENNES Click Here to Order In Hardbound, Paperback, or Kindle "Women explode out of chimneys and melt when spr...
by JFK
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Butlers
Replies: 19
Views: 1129

Re: Butlers

Just as acting wasn’t considered fit employment for a “man”- so was the job of butler portrayed in American-set nitrate social comedies. Such film valets and butlers were bulbous, effete, desiccated, or even worse, British.... and they were, of course, dependably among the best parts of the films t...
by JFK
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: More Universal Silents!
Replies: 43
Views: 5704

Re: More Universal Silents!

boblipton wrote:
Tommie Hicks wrote:MODERN LOVE (1929) (silent version) with Charley Chase.
It's been preserved and if they put it on dvd I'm publicly committed to buying a copy.
Bob
Me too
by JFK
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Talkie Screenings
Topic: CHICAGO JULY 5TH- Sorry to Bother You + Director Boots Riley
Replies: 0
Views: 380

CHICAGO JULY 5TH- Sorry to Bother You + Director Boots Riley

'Sorry to Bother You' and chat with its Chicago-native director Hannah Steinkopf A new [film] directed by a Chicago native is getting national hype — and you can catch a screening with its creator this week. On July 5 at AMC River East 21 (322 E. Illinois St.), catch “Sorry to Bother You” followed ...
by JFK
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Image Gallery
Topic: CHECK And CONTRACT IMAGES Of Deceased Film Workers
Replies: 72
Views: 26490

WESTERN UNION BILLS ESTATE FOR LOMBARD FINAL TELEGRAMS

Lombard died January 16, 1942 in a plane crash, on the way back from a war bond rally. The Western Union bill- misdated "January 1941" - was for telegrams sent during this bond tour. No comment necessary. https://d9qs7xii78j0x.cloudfront.net/content/images/larger/3283/3283035_1.jpg https://d9qs7xii7...
by JFK
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Butlers
Replies: 19
Views: 1129

Butlers

Not everyone - like Robert Greig- made a career of it
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(by the time of My Man Godfrey, Mischa came to rue the valet)
by JFK
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Chicago - Uptown Theatre will be restored
Replies: 6
Views: 714

Uptown, Riviera, & the Essanay/Capone Bar

The Uptown .... The Riviera ... The Green MIll Green Mill + Uptown- Facing West, Right Side is North http://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhKAdiZU8AE7ErX?format=jpg Green Mill, a noirish close-up http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/97/Green_Mill_Cocktail_Lounge.jpg Walking from Green Mill+Uptown ...
by JFK
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Charlie Chaplin's Collaborators
Replies: 19
Views: 9449

Howard’s Uncle’s Souls For Sale

“Hollywood” January 1934 issue- Rupert double dates - click image for larger version. http://ia801703.us.archive.org/BookReader/BookReaderImages.php?zip=/31/items/hollywood23holl/hollywood23holl_jp2.zip&file=hollywood23holl_jp2/hollywood23holl_0038.jp2&scale=21&rotate=0 A book inscribed for a young ...
by JFK
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: miraculous rescue of film that was too far gone
Replies: 5
Views: 1693

Miraculous release of film that was too far gone

At an autopsy conducted by critics, those same powerful x-rays and algorithms
could not locate any laughs in the body of this film:
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by JFK
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Image Gallery
Topic: Identify This One Woman Please
Replies: 6
Views: 2905

Identify This One Woman Please

An author?
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THE ANSWERS LIE DIRECTLY BELOW!
MY OH SO GRATEFUL THANKS RESIDE HERE !

by JFK
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: CHIC0 STAN and 0LLIE
Replies: 4
Views: 1676

CHIC0 STAN and 0LLIE

Yes - the photo- signed by 3 - Is currently for sale on eBay for $2,900.00 The auction ends in a day. I clumsily removed some of flaws of the original in the image above. I can’t recall if any of the L & H routines from the tour were recorded and wound up being sold in the recent Laurel estate sales...
by JFK
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: CHIC0 STAN and 0LLIE
Replies: 4
Views: 1676

CHIC0 STAN and 0LLIE

The scarecrow and his pals. Click pix for larger images.
First image has been photoshopped to "remove" flaws
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by JFK
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: Blondie (1957) - TV Series on Blu-Ray Kickstarter Project
Replies: 10
Views: 3278

Blondie (1957) - TV Series on Blu-Ray Kickstarter Project

I’m in, and I especially look forward to seeing some of the later entries in the film series.
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by JFK
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: TCM July Listings
Replies: 31
Views: 10341

AT&T now owns... (vertical monopolies are now ok !)

HBO Westward, Game of Thrones, Veep, Last Week Tonight, and Silicon Valley. First-run distribution rights with Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox, Universal, and Dreamworks CINEMAX TBS Superstation Conan, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Friends, Family Guy, New Girl, and 2 Broke Girls. CNN T URNER BROAD...
by JFK
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: The Exchange
Topic: Nitrateville Creations:Books;DVDs;Calendars-2018 Gift Ideas!
Replies: 228
Views: 111030

SPECTERS OF SLAPSTICK AND SILENT FILM COMEDIENNES

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/411fcmdGrxL._AA350_.jpg https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51cRtgYfMGL._AA350_.jpg SPECTERS OF SLAPSTICK AND SILENT FILM COMEDIENNES By Maggie Hennefeld Hardbound, Paperback, or Kindle 384 Pages (March 27, 2018) "Women explode out of ch...
by JFK
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: The Exchange
Topic: Nitrateville Creations:Books;DVDs;Calendars-2018 Gift Ideas!
Replies: 228
Views: 111030

LLOYD HAMILTON:SILENT COMEDIAN-DVD -Charley Chase+John Wayne

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/614dEMzsi9L._AA600_.jpg Lloyd Hamilton : Silent Comedian DVD June 15, 2018 Music by Meg Morley ”Lloyd Hamilton was a comedian's comedian. Hugely admired by Chaplin & Keaton and a huge success with the public, he's now largely forgotten, due to the un...
by JFK
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: The Exchange
Topic: Nitrateville Creations:Books;DVDs;Calendars-2018 Gift Ideas!
Replies: 228
Views: 111030

Living with Grace: Life Lessons from America's Princess

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41rqDoKZi3L._AA400_.jpg Living with Grace: Life Lessons from America's Princess Hardbound 224 Pages - June 30, 2018 by Mary Mallory “ Poised, cultured, and unforgettable, Grace Kelly had the aura of a princess, even before she was crowned. She exuded...
by JFK
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: The Exchange
Topic: Nitrateville Creations:Books;DVDs;Calendars-2018 Gift Ideas!
Replies: 228
Views: 111030

MISADVENTURES OF BIFFLE & SHOOSTER-COLLECTED SHORTS

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81RMyMG1xjL._AA300_.jpg The Misadventures of Biffle and Shooster The Madcap Morons On A Mission Of Mayhem ! The Collected Short Films DVD– May 22, 2018 131 minutes Director: Michael Schlesinger "Remember when the Golden Age of Hollywood was full of g...
by JFK
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: HIDDEN RACIALISM / RACISM
Replies: 8
Views: 2006

JWH Audio Interview

by JFK
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: FIRST FEATURE FILM TO INCLUDE THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING
Replies: 4
Views: 1415

FIRST FEATURE FILM TO INCLUDE THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING

This sort of imdb search result doesn't indicate if the landmark is seen in a film, is alluded to in a film, or is merely mentioned in an imdb summary of a film. But it is at least a start. It would be difficult to determine how many films the building pops up in via scene-setting stock footage.
by JFK
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Talking About Broadcasting
Topic: Anthony Bourdain
Replies: 4
Views: 1179

Anthony Bourdain

He was funny sexy charming smart a good writer and from what I’ve read about him, a good guy. It’s too bad https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/519escGsggL._AA150_.jpg https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51I6kpL6h8L.%20_AA150_.jpg https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/imag...
by JFK
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: and for you JERRY LEWIS fans
Replies: 24
Views: 4890

Re: and for you JERRY LEWIS fans

The reason I posted the driver license photos was to highlight the unpleasant aspects of the auction. a.) His career-related items should all go a museum or archive - though given his prolific self-documentation, this might require them adding on another wing. b.) And the late in life wacky poses th...
by JFK
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: and for you JERRY LEWIS fans
Replies: 24
Views: 4890

and for you JERRY LEWIS fans

MaryGH wrote:I'd hate to see what his passport photo looked like.
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by JFK
Fri May 25, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Help Identifying Film and Actors
Replies: 5
Views: 1792

Help Identifying Film and Actors

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DeFB3TvUQAEWZBz?format=jpg Google has posted 30 pages of the late Mr. Birchard’s book online. Above is a cropped image of the page in question. Mr Johnson made a number of films with Iron Eyes Cody - if only they’d jointly shared screen time with J Carroll Naish, we’d ha...