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by MaryGH
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1493
Views: 125028

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

Summer of Fear (1978) This gem directed by Wes Craven stars Lee Purcell, Linda Blair, and Fran Drescher in one of her early roles. The most amazing part being, "Summer of Fear" is an attention holder that combines as many elements possible into a tightly woven script based on the Lois Duncan novel ...
by MaryGH
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: Information on Studio sanctioned junking of films
Replies: 14
Views: 5657

Re: Information on Studio sanctioned junking of films

Don't forget FBO (Film Booking Offices), Joe Kennedy's studio. it is true that a number of them have survived but they are mainly in European archives. The silent film prints that existed here in the States were melted for their silver content. Ironically RKO still owns the copyrights to all FBO fil...
by MaryGH
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: BURT REYNOLDS DIES
Replies: 11
Views: 503

Re: BURT REYNOLDS DIES

Loved his comedies which he seemed very well suited for, especially "Smokey and the Bandit" and "Cannonball Run".

RIP
by MaryGH
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: National Film Registry 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 312

National Film Registry 2018

I sent in my nominations at lunch today - deadline date is September 15, 2018.

I like their online form compared to the email address from years passed:

https://www.research.net/r/national-film-registry-2017
by MaryGH
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1493
Views: 125028

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

Ladies of Washington 1944 Sheila Ryan is Jerry Dailey, a vindictive woman who stops at nothing in order to get even with men after playing mistress to a married man of prestige in Washington, DC. She eventually hooks up with Anthony Quinn, and mistakes him for a man of wealth when he turns out to b...
by MaryGH
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: RIP Neil Simon
Replies: 7
Views: 364

RIP Neil Simon

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/neil-simon-dead-odd-couple-748670 Neil Simon, the pioneering playwright who set a new tone in theatrical comedy with such shows as The Odd Couple and captured the spirit of the middle-class American family with plays like Lost in Yonkers, has died. He was 91. ...
by MaryGH
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1493
Views: 125028

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

Cheyenne 1947 This is a surprisingly good western, directed by Raoul Walsh, starring Dennis Morgan, Janis Paige, and two-timing Jane Wyman. A number of Wells Fargo stagecoaches are being robbed by someone who goes by the handle "The Poet" and no one can figure out who it is. The Sundance gang who h...
by MaryGH
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: If you care to kick in for the software upgrades...
Replies: 30
Views: 1058

Re: If you care to kick in for the software upgrades...

I'll be getting my paycheck this week so I'm happy to kick in a few bucks.

Maybe instead of Cafepress, raise funds through auction of donated celebrity items (autographs, photos, posters, etc).

Just an idea.
by MaryGH
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Info on Hal Bumbaugh
Replies: 10
Views: 274

Re: Info on Hal Bumbaugh

I could not find an obit at Newspapers.com.

Seeing you are at Stanford, maybe see if you can access an alumnus publication for Stanford 1980 around the time he died. That might have more info.

Good luck!
by MaryGH
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Info on Hal Bumbaugh
Replies: 10
Views: 274

Re: Info on Hal Bumbaugh

I answered my own question, his middle initial is L.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/853 ... l-bumbaugh
by MaryGH
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Info on Hal Bumbaugh
Replies: 10
Views: 274

Re: Info on Hal Bumbaugh

Do you happen to know what his middle name is? I found the following: From Oakland Tribune, CA, February 15, 1924 Engineering (Mechanical) Harold L Bumbaugh, Los Angeles, one of 74 who graduated from Stanford in 1924. Full article here: http://maryhaberstroh.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/OaklandTri...
by MaryGH
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: How many movie people have died due to auto accidents?
Replies: 69
Views: 10735

Re: How many movie people have died due to auto accidents?

Director Louis King eventually died from injuries in September 1962 related to a car accident he had in Oklahoma in August of that year.
by MaryGH
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1493
Views: 125028

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

Nightmare on the 13th Floor (1990) Been many years since I last this gem (I used to have the VHS of it) starring Michele Greene, Louise Fletcher, and James Brolin. There are a number of mysterious murders taking place on the 13th floor of the Wessex hotel and Greene is writing a travel piece on it....
by MaryGH
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Site Chat
Topic: Gallery of Mastheads
Replies: 994
Views: 377932

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

Guess who's birthday is next week?

To celebrate 115 years? :)

Just an idea.
by MaryGH
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: How does one email IMDb?
Replies: 6
Views: 686

Re: How does one email IMDb?

by MaryGH
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1493
Views: 125028

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

Night of the Living Dead 1968 So much brilliance on a low budget: the directing, cinematography, and acting, with quite possibly the creepiest soundtrack for a horror movie. A classic George Romero and must-see for any fan of the horror/zombie/cannibalism genre. My favorite scenes: that barbecue (a...
by MaryGH
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1493
Views: 125028

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

Fighting Hero 1934 Standard Tom Tyler western in story, with J P McGowan playing Morales, leader of a gang. Like I wrote in my blog about this film, Tom's clothes are very similar to the ones he first donned early on in his career, the dark button-down shirt being the most noticeable. He doesn't ha...
by MaryGH
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: ID on Vitagraph clip - possible William Duncan?
Replies: 6
Views: 843

Re: ID on Vitagraph clip - possible William Duncan?

It requires a bit of talent and foresight to direct and star in a film or serial. Duncan reminds me of the talent of Ruth Roland and Neal Hart whom I have a few fragments from. Hope someone can identify this flickr fragment. From what I've read so far about Duncan at Lantern Media History, sounds l...
by MaryGH
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: J P McGowan silent period DVD
Replies: 3
Views: 1121

Re: J P McGowan silent period DVD

I have in fact wondered if any of McGowan's later silent films survived in Australia, his nation of birth, only to discover a number of them survived here in the states (the Tom Tyler ones at least). Both of McGowan's "Call of the Desert" (1930) and "Canyon of Missing Men" (1930) are available on DV...
by MaryGH
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Tab Hunter Has Passed Away
Replies: 24
Views: 1623

Re: Tab Hunter Has Passed Away

Saw it in the news a few days ago - I remember him from "They Came to Cordura" (the movie where Dick York seriously injured his back) and also "The Burning Hills", with Natalie Woods and Claude Akins. I used to have that second one on VHS many years ago.
by MaryGH
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: ID on Vitagraph clip - possible William Duncan?
Replies: 6
Views: 843

Re: ID on Vitagraph clip - possible William Duncan?

Duncan was brought up at another film forum of which I am a member online (the topic was silent film westerns) and drew my interest. Looks like he also directed a number of films, which include film serials.
by MaryGH
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: First Universal Vault entries since 2016
Replies: 22
Views: 5616

Re: First Universal Vault entries since 2016

Would love to see "Jungle Mystery" released. Now that Universal took the time and $$$ to restore it and show it at Cinecon 52 it is the least they could do. And I happen to know more than a few people who want to see "Jungle Mystery". Please make it happen, Universal. And when you do I will be posti...
by MaryGH
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1493
Views: 125028

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

West of Cheyenne 1931

Tommy's first talkie feature film. He was 28 (so young!). Lafe McKee plays his father, wrongfully accused of murder and in jail. Later remade into "Terror of the Plains" (1934).

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by MaryGH
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1493
Views: 125028

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

A Rider of the Plains (1931) After a long workday including bringing home work (reports) this movie was perfect to unwind to. Classic Tom Tyler and Ted Adams as the Pastor, and little Andy Shuford as Tom's pal Sandy, plus a good dose of human interest which is prevalent in most Trem Carr Tom Tyler ...
by MaryGH
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: The greatest movie ever made
Replies: 43
Views: 3761

Re: The greatest movie ever made

"Stagecoach" (1939) may rank as one of the greatest westerns ever made but when it comes to Tom Tyler I'd have to say "Tracy Rides" (1935) is the package deal for me.

Sorry no screen caps for this post

:P
by MaryGH
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Reels and copies
Replies: 3
Views: 3460

Re: Reels and copies

Here is the context:

From Gosfilmofond:

to the title "The Avenging Rider" (1928) we have two copies of 1 reel

That's it.
by MaryGH
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1493
Views: 125028

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

Wrong Turn 2003 Probably the most notable thing about this slasher is there is plenty of gore but no nudity nor sex in it even though it is the story of six young people who get stuck on an isolated mountain road in West Virginia. Filmed in Ontario, the wilderness shots are beautiful but lurking so...
by MaryGH
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Reels and copies
Replies: 3
Views: 3460

Reels and copies

What does "two copies of one reel" mean?

Does that refer to a duplicate of one reel?

TIA