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by MDJimenez
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: THE SQUALL - or, how did Myrna Loy become a lady?
Replies: 3
Views: 960

Re: THE SQUALL - or, how did Myrna Loy become a lady?

....But I got to wondering how she transitioned to playing the good-girl parts for which she is so fondly remembered today. It was not simply her signing with MGM, as her early efforts there (THE BARBARIAN, WHEN LADIES MEET) still present her as living somewhat outside of what society considered fu...
by MDJimenez
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Alice White in Lingerie (1928)
Replies: 14
Views: 692

Re: Alice White in Lingerie (1928)

If you are a fan of Alice, why don't you collect stills from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 1927?. Yes, a lost film, but there is a ton of old LC's and stills from that film when she was a co-star. I bought the Lingerie still because it was affordable. Stills for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes tend to be expen...
by MDJimenez
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Alice White in Lingerie (1928)
Replies: 14
Views: 692

Alice White in Lingerie (1928)

I've become a fan of Alice White after seeing her in Naughty Baby, Playing Around, and The Naughty Flirt. After buying a still of Lingerie (1928) a silent she made on loan to Tiffany-Stahl studios this past weekend, I tried to find more information about it and only found a scant amount. Does anyone...
by MDJimenez
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Film Locations - Castles used in Silent Films
Replies: 17
Views: 1521

Re: Film Locations - Castles used in Silent Films

Anybody know where the castle from General Crack (1929) was?
by MDJimenez
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Did Charles Farrell's acting EVER get any better?
Replies: 56
Views: 10917

Re: Did Charles Farrell's acting EVER get any better?

This post made me curious at to the existence of "Heartbreak". I assumed that all of Charles Farrell's talkies are in existence even though they are not readily available. "Heartbreak" is listed in UCLA's film archives as a studio print listed for preservation. Yes, I saw it was being preserved at ...
by MDJimenez
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Did Charles Farrell's acting EVER get any better?
Replies: 56
Views: 10917

Re: Did Charles Farrell's acting EVER get any better?

H. David Strauss wrote the following when he was reviewing Heartbreak (1931), one of Farrell's MIA Fox Films, in Billboard: "Another war story, with Charles Farrell in the leading role, supported by Madge Evans,...and John Arledge, and with the Arledge lad walking away with all the honors....Farrell...
by MDJimenez
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Talkie Screenings
Topic: FOX FILM RESTORATIONS at MOMA!
Replies: 30
Views: 5722

Re: FOX FILM RESTORATIONS at MOMA!

It was a weird experience. I couldn't tell if the print was fuzzy or if it was the fault of the person operating the projector. The sound was also low in some spots. The line about the Queen of Mars was barely audible. I'm glad I saw it but I wish it was in better circumstances.
by MDJimenez
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Talkie Screenings
Topic: FOX FILM RESTORATIONS at MOMA!
Replies: 30
Views: 5722

Re: FOX FILM RESTORATIONS at MOMA!

The print had a noticeable hum which hindered my enjoyment of the film. Also, the projectionist was falling asleep as there were problems with the film being in focus.
by MDJimenez
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Petition TCM to recognize Mary Carlisle
Replies: 9
Views: 1231

Re: Petition TCM to recognize Mary Carlisle

Thanks for the update regarding Love in Exile! I wonder why it's so hard to see and why it has not appeared on home video yet. I was thinking Olivia De Havilland was older, but she was born in 1916 while Carlisle was born in 1914.
by MDJimenez
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Petition TCM to recognize Mary Carlisle
Replies: 9
Views: 1231

Re: Petition TCM to recognize Mary Carlisle

I was wondering if an English film she appeared in called Love in Exile which starred Helen Vinson and Clive Brook still exists. The film was based on Gene Markey's novel His Majesty's Pyjamas which seemed influenced by the romance of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Carlisle is in it in a part I ca...
by MDJimenez
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Silent Screenings
Topic: Los Angeles, CA: Lubitsch Silents - Triple Feature!
Replies: 1
Views: 402

Re: Los Angeles, CA: Lubitsch Silents - Triple Feature!

Has anyone seen the restoration of Forbidden Paradise?
by MDJimenez
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Performer not Betty Compson but who then?
Replies: 3
Views: 743

Re: Performer not Betty Compson but who then?

She sorta looks like Maria Corda. Weren't both at First National at around the same time?
by MDJimenez
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Is Lubitsch funny?
Replies: 43
Views: 4087

Re: Is Lubitsch funny?

I'm curious to read the blogger's thoughts on Lubitsch who in my book can do no wrong. I wish I could attend next month's Lubitsch retrospective at the UCLA Film Archive. His daughter Nicola will attend the screening of So This Is Paris on July 6.
by MDJimenez
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Son of Universal: More Rediscovered Gems at MoMA
Replies: 17
Views: 6505

Re: Son of Universal: More Rediscovered Gems at MoMA

Any one know what may come in part 2 of this film series?
by MDJimenez
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Talking Pictures Stars Who Never Appeared in Colour
Replies: 35
Views: 6986

Re: Talking Pictures Stars Who Never Appeared in Colour

Did anyone write Clive Brook?
by MDJimenez
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: The Man from Blankley's (1930)
Replies: 11
Views: 2724

Re: The Man from Blankley's (1930)

There have been rumors that a silent print of it is in the hands of a private collector, but I think that was first expressed years ago so it may no longer exist. It sounds like the situation with that print of William Haines in Alias Jimmy Valentine. Wait, some/most/all of the silent version of AL...
by MDJimenez
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: The Man from Blankley's (1930)
Replies: 11
Views: 2724

Re: The Man from Blankley's (1930)

There have been rumors that a silent print of it is in the hands of a private collector, but I think that was first expressed years ago so it may no longer exist. It sounds like the situation with that print of William Haines in Alias Jimmy Valentine.
by MDJimenez
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: THE GREEKS HAD A WORD FOR THEM
Replies: 2
Views: 1459

Re: THE GREEKS HAD A WORD FOR THEM

Are they only prints we have have the new title? I hope the prints do not have postcode cuts.
by MDJimenez
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: The Man from Blankley's (1930)
Replies: 11
Views: 2724

Re: The Man from Blankley's (1930)

The article I read was written by film historian Spencer M. Berger and he used the word languishing. Here's what he wrote: As we have seen with General Crack and The Man from Blankley's , the problem with missing sound discs began in 1930. Now, let's cut to 1956, when, for 21 millions dollars, Warne...
by MDJimenez
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: The Man from Blankley's (1930)
Replies: 11
Views: 2724

The Man from Blankley's (1930)

The Man from Blankley's remains one of those pictures I would love to see in any format. I read in a Scarecrow Press book whose title I can't recall that its 8 sound disks were found languishing in the Warner vaults when someone wanted to include the film in a tribute to Jack Warner in 1979. Does an...
by MDJimenez
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Missing footage for Hat Check Girl?
Replies: 7
Views: 1842

Re: Missing footage for Hat Check Girl?

Perhaps, what may help is to find out if this film was re-released after the Code. If it was, entire scenes may have been cut so we may only have the Postcode version of a Precode film like Love Me Tonight or Arrowsmith.
by MDJimenez
Wed May 30, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Talkie Screenings
Topic: FOX FILM RESTORATIONS at MOMA!
Replies: 30
Views: 5722

Re: FOX FILM RESTORATIONS at MOMA!

Has anyone seen any of the recent restorations from the past weekend?
by MDJimenez
Fri May 25, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Letty Lynton (32)
Replies: 46
Views: 14903

Re: Letty Lynton (32)

We can probably add Sidney Franklin's REUNION IN VIENNA (1933) to the list of unavailable MGM films from the Precode era. William K. Everson could only show excerpts of the film at one time but it was shown in its entirety in MoMA as part of a retrospective about Vienna in the movies.
by MDJimenez
Mon May 14, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Kiss Me Again (1925) - When Bow Met Lubitsch
Replies: 4
Views: 1853

Re: Kiss Me Again (1925) - When Bow Met Lubitsch

Is its screenplay available at an archive or library? I don't often see many stills from this film on Ebay or the Internet. UCLA Film Archive mentioned an upcoming Lubitsch retrospective which I imagine will include the new Rosita and Forbidden Paradise restorations. If only some fragments or some r...
by MDJimenez
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Talkie Screenings
Topic: FOX FILM RESTORATIONS at MOMA!
Replies: 30
Views: 5722

Re: FOX FILM RESTORATIONS at MOMA!

What good news! I had read Gambling was destroyed by Cohan but was still holding out hope that it would pop up somehow. There is a good book waiting to be written about Fox Films from the late silent era until 1935. If I was retired I would create a blog and website that would list what survives fro...
by MDJimenez
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Talkie Screenings
Topic: FOX FILM RESTORATIONS at MOMA!
Replies: 30
Views: 5722

Re: FOX FILM RESTORATIONS at MOMA!

I believe this is a two part film exhibit. Does anyone know when the other half will commence and what other films will be shown? I was hoping Carolina (1934), I Loved You Wednesday (1933), Merely Mary Ann (1931), Body and Soul (1931), The Sky Hawk (1929), Always Goodbye (1931), The Warrior's Husban...
by MDJimenez
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Capitolfest 16 schedule
Replies: 7
Views: 1450

Re: Capitolfest 16 schedule

I was surprised by the few Ronald Colman talkies that have been scheduled.
by MDJimenez
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Talkie Screenings
Topic: Palo Alto, CA: Paramount 1930-35
Replies: 5
Views: 1932

Re: Palo Alto, CA: Paramount 1930-35

HER WEDDING NIGHT is a classic and should be better known. Clara gives a great performance and there is the right amount of Charlie Ruggles. The art deco sets and gowns are gorgeous too!
by MDJimenez
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: CAUGHT SHORT (update)
Replies: 12
Views: 3079

Re: CAUGHT SHORT (update)

So does anyone understand how something like The Man and The Moment (1929) which was lost for ages can come out through the Warner Archives collection in record time after a copy surfaced in Europe while something that was restored in the 1990s like Sweethearts and Wives (1990) is still missing in a...
by MDJimenez
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Howard Greer, Maison of Haute Couture
Replies: 3
Views: 649

Re: Howard Greer, Maison of Haute Couture

I have always wondered which gowns did Greer design in THE ANIMAL KINGDOM (1932) and CHRISTOPHER STRONG (1933) since he shared credit with Walter Plunkett in both films. Does anyone know how we can find out?