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by linquist
Tue May 14, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Silent Screenings
Topic: OVERTURE THEATRE: MADISON, WI
Replies: 0
Views: 57

OVERTURE THEATRE: MADISON, WI

The Overture theater's latest schedule has come out for the coming school year and the Duck Soup cinema has four silents appearing. TILLIE'S PUNCTURED ROMANCE 1915 (Marie Dressler, Chaplin, Normand) Oct 19, 2019 (2 & 7 PM) HYPOCRITES 1915 (Lois Weber) Nov 14, 2019 (7 PM) GOOD REFERENCES (Constance T...
by linquist
Fri May 10, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: OMG the great George Arliss; I hope it is in 1901 silent
Replies: 13
Views: 718

Re: OMG the great George Arliss; I hope it is in 1901 silent

Yes, IMP did sent Mary over to Cuba, led by Thomas Ince and followed by her siblings and her mother. She had just married Owen Moore much against her mother's wishes. Also, William Fox may have sat down to dinner with Edison, but he was no friend or fellow Patent member. Fox was a theater owner who ...
by linquist
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Kevin Brownlow: Possible Lost Films In Cuba
Replies: 16
Views: 1854

Re: Kevin Brownlow: Possible Lost Films In Cuba

Brownlow's Cuba comment reminds me of a strange news article I found in one of the early film magazine (Variety? Motion Picture News?) several months ago. It involved the 1913 Ince film GETTYSBURG. This was during the time when Mexico was going through one of its occasional political upheavals. Appa...
by linquist
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Thief of Bagdad set photos
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: Thief of Bagdad set photos

Cool.
Were these at Brunston Studio?
by linquist
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: San Diego- silent film places?
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: San Diego- silent film places?

There's also the Talmadge District. It's between San Diego State and Balboa Park. The Talmadges owned property there and it includes Norma, Constance and Natalie Drives.
Can't speak for the neighborhood but the houses on the corner of Norma and Constance seem nice.
by linquist
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2019)
Replies: 848
Views: 16638

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2019)

I just watched Cecil B. DeMille's SATURDAY NIGHT (1922) which was much better than I thought it would l be and much more human than any other DeMIlle film I've seen. Quite touching and funny. Interestingly, every source say its an hour and a half movie. AIF says its 8 reels which is around the same ...
by linquist
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Decider: ‘Orphans of the Storm’: Watch the Film That Sparked Hollywood’s First Incest Rumor
Replies: 32
Views: 1630

Re: Decider: ‘Orphans of the Storm’: Watch the Film That Sparked Hollywood’s First Incest Rumor

Speaking from family experience, the French kiss in the same way we shake hands, high five and bump fists. Hi, kiss, kiss. Haven't seen you in a while, kiss, kiss. See ya later, kiss, kiss, kiss. If this was ever a rumor, it certainly wasn't started in France. What really concerns me was if this was...
by linquist
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS podcast returns - Fact-Checking Anger
Replies: 18
Views: 1927

Re: YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS podcast returns - Fact-Checking Anger

I saw a news blurb in the past week or so that stated that the podcast is now on hiatus. Apparently, she fulfilled the obligations of her contract and its up in the air whether the series will continue. I am only guessing but I get the feeling that the Kennth Anger series was just her attempt to mee...
by linquist
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What Film Books Have You Read Lately?
Replies: 13
Views: 720

Re: What Film Books Have You Read Lately?

Thanks for the heads up on the second Crosby volume. I kind of glassed over some of the details of the recordings on the first volume after a while. I think the last film book I read was William Goldman's Which Lie Did I Tell, that is, until he died, I felt kind of down about it and put it away for ...
by linquist
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: The Conflict (1921)
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: The Conflict (1921)

CONFLICT was one of the big budget (for Universal) follow ups to THE VIRGIN OF STAMBOUL, now that Priscilla Dean was a big star. I seem to remember reading that it involved striking loggers (or something like that) and its climax involved Ms. Dean in a log jam that was racing down the river. Suppose...
by linquist
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2019]
Replies: 238
Views: 7014

Re: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2017]

I took my adult daughter out to the Duck Soup Cinema in Madison to see ELLA CINDERS. This was her first silent film and we had a great time. Before the show, there was a prologue of sorts, with a talent show and a raffle for PR goodies from upcoming road show Broadway plays. Guess a Miss Saigon mug ...
by linquist
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: How'd They Do That? Colleen Moore's "Sky Pilot"
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: How'd They Do That? Colleen Moore's "Sky Pilot"

I seem to remember reading that the Sky Pilot actor, John Bowers, said that cattle would prefer to move around an object than to run into it so he knew they wouldn't hit him. I don't know much about cows so I don't know if that's true or, even if the comment's true.
by linquist
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Smithsonian: Saving Brinton
Replies: 12
Views: 2310

Re: Smithsonian: Saving Brinton

I don't know if it was shown anywhere else but SAVING BRINTON was broadcast on our PBS station in Milwaukee tonight. I hope everyone gets a chance to see this touching film.
by linquist
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: What's the first silent movie you watched?
Replies: 45
Views: 1098

Re: What's the first silent movie you watched?

Technically, the first silent film I saw was Mel Brooks' SILENT MOVIE. But about five years later, I saw PANDORA'S BOX at a theater in Milwaukee after coming across it in a book on classic film that a friend had given me. When I was young, I was into contemporary film but my sister and my father bot...
by linquist
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Silent film of black couple’s kiss discovered, added to National Film Registry
Replies: 16
Views: 887

Re: Silent film of black couple’s kiss discovered, added to National Film Registry

I was watching Harold Lloyd's NEVER WEAKEN a few weeks back and I saw the bit he did with a little African American child. It seems that, for the first time, the American public was getting small bits in films portrayed by African Americans in a less stupid manner than had been happening a few years...
by linquist
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Nazimova
Replies: 8
Views: 2200

Re: Nazimova

Sometime in the past year, I saw a beautiful five minute clip from THE RED LANTERN on YouTube. It leads me to believe that someone had restored it and that copies may be for sale. I may be wrong about availability but the clip was beautiful.
by linquist
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Playing 100 years ago today
Replies: 18
Views: 954

Re: Playing 100 years ago today

I saw Billy Joel on his very first solo tour at the Riviera. He was much younger, much skinnier and had a lot of hair then. He wore a suit and tennis shoes and had great report with the audience. He played his brand new single "Just The Way You Are." SHOULDER ARMS was the one movie that many people ...
by linquist
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Was She Really in the Movies?
Replies: 10
Views: 1997

Re: Was She Really in the Movies?

I came across a big promo section in Motion Picture News for THE FOUR HORSEMEN and there was a photo of Virginia Warwick, who played Chi Chi, and she looked a lot like the woman in the above photo. Not saying that they are one and same, but, at the very least, people could get them confused.
by linquist
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: IMDB reveals the top 25 inflation-adjusted box-office winner
Replies: 15
Views: 4074

Re: IMDB reveals the top 25 inflation-adjusted box-office winner

BarneyS - I agree. While most films were going for tickets of 25 cents to 65 cents, most of these films were promoting themselves with high ticket prices of around $2.00. When the economy went south after WWI, the studios started cranking out "all-star blockbusters" (without stars) and using those $...
by linquist
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: IMDB reveals the top 25 inflation-adjusted box-office winner
Replies: 15
Views: 4074

Re: IMDB reveals the top 25 inflation-adjusted box-office winner

Just came across this old post and wanted to reply to some of the info. As for SADIE THOMPSON and POLLYANNA, I was down at the UA archives in Madison and copied the box office totals from the UA spread sheets which are on microfilm. There is one section that has pages upon pages of rental info from ...
by linquist
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: MAN-WOMAN-MARRIAGE '21 w.Dorothy Phillips on YouTube
Replies: 5
Views: 787

Re: MAN-WOMAN-MARRIAGE '21 w.Dorothy Phillips on YouTube

It looks as if First National had trouble when the film was first released, possibly due to its length. It is the only nine reel film listed in First National's catalogue at that time. The film was released in February of 1921 at 9 reels and over 9000 Ft of film. It was also released in a few other ...
by linquist
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: MAN-WOMAN-MARRIAGE '21 w.Dorothy Phillips on YouTube
Replies: 5
Views: 787

Re: MAN-WOMAN-MARRIAGE '21 w.Dorothy Phillips on YouTube

Thank yu (you.). :)
Guess it was done (or dun) to simplify spelling.
by linquist
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: MAN-WOMAN-MARRIAGE '21 w.Dorothy Phillips on YouTube
Replies: 5
Views: 787

Re: MAN-WOMAN-MARRIAGE '21 w.Dorothy Phillips on YouTube

I just watched this and coincidentally, my brother-in-law, who has lived in the Netherlands for quite some time, did a little translating for me. He also told me that this is an older form of Dutch. That might affect translation. I didn't know that the Dutch language had changed that much since 1921...
by linquist
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Chaplin ballet
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Re: Chaplin ballet

Will this be anything like SUNNYSIDE? :D
by linquist
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Site Chat
Topic: Gallery of Mastheads
Replies: 1112
Views: 389646

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

Not sure if any of this is in any of the posted links so:: SHOULDER ARMS was released just as the pandemic started and I have come across articles that said that people defied medical bans in order to see the film. It was the one film that continued to have packed houses through the pandemic, when t...
by linquist
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Book News: Davies Book at Hearst Castle
Replies: 9
Views: 813

Re: Book News

:D Congratulations!
by linquist
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Film Locations - Castles used in Silent Films
Replies: 17
Views: 1711

Re: Film Locations - Castles used in Silent Films

Ooops. At least some of the film was made in NY. Maybe the "castle" was there.
by linquist
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Film Locations - Castles used in Silent Films
Replies: 17
Views: 1711

Re: Film Locations - Castles used in Silent Films

I watched FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE today and saw their "castle on the Marne." At times it looks as if it were a full painting but at other times it did look like a good portion of the million dollars that Metro supposedly spent on the film, probably somewhere in the hills of LA.
by linquist
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Oscar news
Replies: 24
Views: 1993

Re: Oscar news

Bring back Bob Hope as emcee....or maybe, Johnny Carson.