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by staticflashes
Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: First Presidential film in color
Replies: 14
Views: 2743

Here is a link to information on the Preservation of the Kinemacolor fragment of Taft. The preservation was done by Colorlab in Rockville, MD.

http://www.colorlab.com/archives/taft.html

Buckey
by staticflashes
Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: Bill O'Farrell RIP
Replies: 0
Views: 1432

Bill O'Farrell RIP

The notice below I copied off of the AMIA Listserv, This is the announcement of the death of Bill O'Farrell. The particulars of his life are written below. I'll add my short bit, and I'll keep it short because he would have gotten pissed off at me for it. Back in the 1990's when I figured I wanted t...
by staticflashes
Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: 2 Stooges - speaking of Slapsticon
Replies: 8
Views: 9054

I also remember Moe making quite a few appearances on the Mike Douglas show around the same time.

Buckey
by staticflashes
Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: How many reels was The Puritans (1924)?
Replies: 13
Views: 5186

As I remember from what I looked into, they were geared more towards schools. But they also took a sort of two fold approach. They looked to recoup some of the production cost by also trying to get them booked into theaters. As mention only about 15 of the projected 30 some films were completed.
by staticflashes
Sun Jul 13, 2008 1:17 pm
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: How many reels was The Puritans (1924)?
Replies: 13
Views: 5186

Hi Darren, I don't have positive info. with me at the moment, somewhere I have a breakdown of all the Chronicles of America Films that actually got made. I do know that LOC ran it back in 98 I believe at the Pickford Theater, and it had a running time of approx. 30 minutes. I will let you know if I ...
by staticflashes
Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Edison question
Replies: 7
Views: 4350

RE:Edison Question

Matt Barry writes: "Second, Mast claims that "Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze" is the oldest surviving film." This has constantly been confused because it was the first film registered for Copyright in the U.S., Not in the traditional sense, as it was registered as a set of still images (they...
by staticflashes
Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:23 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: "Our Colored Fighters" (1919)
Replies: 20
Views: 6873

We haven't seen the actual poster yet, just this image. It's a not unusual format for early posters, particularly documentary films, and the text very well might have been on the top and bottom. I don't think it's a recruiting poster, there are scenes you wouldn't expect like saying goodbye to moth...
by staticflashes
Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:14 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: The video glut
Replies: 21
Views: 7189

Well, as a father of 6, yes count 'em six, I'll discuss my method of time management. About 3:00 pm every day I call my wife from work " Hi Karen, Who am I picking up and where do I have to be a what time?" :!: Honestly, if it weren't for her keeping track of where everyone belongs (including me) I ...
by staticflashes
Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:01 am
Forum: Site Chat
Topic: Avatars
Replies: 8
Views: 5513

Avatar

Woops, Thanks Greta, don't know what happened. Here it is .

BG
by staticflashes
Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: Site Chat
Topic: Avatars
Replies: 8
Views: 5513

Avatars

Mine is of Carl Louis Gregory, an early cameraman I have been researching for years. Gregory is on the right, and I am not sure of the Asian gentleman on the left. This dates from 1922-23 when he was contracted to film 2 productions overseas, One in Bombay, and one in Shanghai.

Buckey
by staticflashes
Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Censorship Records on Silent Films - where to find them?
Replies: 5
Views: 2834

NY Censorship Records follow up

Prior to ordering a copy of the censorship records at the NY State archives, make sure you find out what info. is available for the film you are interested in. In the case of silents, it mentions there are about 18,000 entries, for most of those there is no script. I have found in some cases if a fi...
by staticflashes
Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Censorship Records on Silent Films - where to find them?
Replies: 5
Views: 2834

The Kansas Censorship Records Donna mentioned is here:


http://www.kshs.org/research/collection ... eindex.htm


BG
by staticflashes
Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Do these Pickford titles still exist?
Replies: 18
Views: 8804

Actually, while I don't remember the exact date, in the late 1930's or possibly very early in the 1940's Pickford Donated a copy of "New York Hat" to the National Archives. At this time John G. Bradley was head of the Motion Picture Division . Part of Bradley's dream was to put together a National F...
by staticflashes
Sat Dec 22, 2007 8:43 pm
Forum: Site Chat
Topic: Who are you? (Formal introductions)
Replies: 436
Views: 234974

I am Buckey Grimm and I live in Mt. Airy Maryland. Currently I am a Production Manager for an Electronics Company. My exposure to silents came from a PBS showing of the General in 1974. My main areas of interest are History of Film Preservation in the U.S, Cameramen active prior to 1930, Orphan film...