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by MaryGH
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: 'Neath Western Skies
Replies: 0
Views: 110

'Neath Western Skies

I meant to post this a few days ago: A segment of a previously UID silent film at Flickr's Nitrate Film Interest Group turned out to be "'Neath Western Skies" 1929 starring Tom Tyler and J P McGowan. I inquired about this segment and was told it was digitized from less than two minutes for all 14 fr...
by MaryGH
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: New trove of films just found
Replies: 16
Views: 1674

Re: New trove of films just found

The humidity alone with sealed metal film cans may not yield the best outcome (Mumbai humidity is rough), but hoping for the best and some rare silents. Some of these could be films made in India (pre-Bolllywood) and not at all Hollywood films? Possibly, or there might be Hollywood films in that as...
by MaryGH
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Site Chat
Topic: Gallery of Mastheads
Replies: 1052
Views: 386365

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

Fun trivia:

Both Jean Arthur and Tom Tyler were born by Lake Champlain in upstate NY: she in Plattsburgh, he in Port Henry.
by MaryGH
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Site Chat
Topic: Gallery of Mastheads
Replies: 1052
Views: 386365

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

Jim Roots wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:16 pm
MaryGH wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:26 pm
Will we be seeing Jean Arthur's sometime silent film co-star Tom Tyler in a Nitrateville masthead sometime in 2019?

:)
Is he Canadian? No? Then, no.

Jim
Neither is Jean.

LOL
by MaryGH
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Site Chat
Topic: Gallery of Mastheads
Replies: 1052
Views: 386365

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

Will we be seeing Jean Arthur's sometime silent film co-star Tom Tyler in a Nitrateville masthead sometime in 2019?

:)
by MaryGH
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2019)
Replies: 120
Views: 2169

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

The Ghoul (1975) Peter Cushing and John Hurt star in this Gothic-style horror film from Tyburn Film Productions. Cushing is a former priest who maintains a chapel in a room of his mansion located out in the marshes of the English countryside. He also has a maid (Gwen Watford) who he acquired from h...
by MaryGH
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Merry Christmas Everyone!
Replies: 12
Views: 393

Re: Merry Christmas Everyone!

Merry Christmas from Tom Tyler and me - and celebrating our fourth anniversary!

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http://triggertomblog.blogspot.com/2018 ... -four.html
by MaryGH
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: NPR: 'Jurassic Park,' 'The Shining,' And 23 Other Movies Added To National Film Registry
Replies: 37
Views: 987

Re: NPR: 'Jurassic Park,' 'The Shining,' And 23 Other Movies Added To National Film Registry

I must admit that Viola Dana silent film intrigued me too, and I read a bit about it online - how common was it for an actor to be in a dual role in a silent film? Pretty common, just see this old Nitrateville thread . But we didn't list Dana's film Girl Without a Soul . I agree that Cinderella is ...
by MaryGH
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: NPR: 'Jurassic Park,' 'The Shining,' And 23 Other Movies Added To National Film Registry
Replies: 37
Views: 987

Re: NPR: 'Jurassic Park,' 'The Shining,' And 23 Other Movies Added To National Film Registry

I can't think of a hotel I've been in where the hallways didn't remind me of The Shining. I'm thinking that a hotel or a motel in general can provide countless opportunities for horror films. Sure, "The Shining" being the best modern example. But I mention this also because I was watching "Psycho" ...
by MaryGH
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: NPR: 'Jurassic Park,' 'The Shining,' And 23 Other Movies Added To National Film Registry
Replies: 37
Views: 987

Re: NPR: 'Jurassic Park,' 'The Shining,' And 23 Other Movies Added To National Film Registry

"...Document our history, culture, hopes and dreams" applies to Kubrick's other movies on the list. In addition, "The Killing", "Paths of Glory", and "Lolita" also fit the bill. But the operative description does not apply to "The Shining". "The Shining" was inspired by Stephen King's stay at The S...
by MaryGH
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: NPR: 'Jurassic Park,' 'The Shining,' And 23 Other Movies Added To National Film Registry
Replies: 37
Views: 987

Re: NPR: 'Jurassic Park,' 'The Shining,' And 23 Other Movies Added To National Film Registry

Girl Without a Soul is locked up at Eastman so we're not likely to ever see it unless one of the big companies can make a deal with them. I'm getting info on another Collins/Dana film that LOC has called The Innocence of Ruth (1916) but haven't heard anything back yet. It's a slow process....... Pe...
by MaryGH
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: Looks like women are making good headway into film preservation
Replies: 11
Views: 592

Re: Looks like women are making good headway into film preservation

LOL! The funniest thing about the OP being, I'm a woman trying to see a number of silent films originally targeted towards American youth preserved, restored and digitized. I prefer the term family-oriented silent films yet that does not seem to detract from Tom Tyler's early career in silent film. ...
by MaryGH
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: Why is this nitrate film green?
Replies: 10
Views: 704

Re: Why is this nitrate film green?

I'll admit I would have thought tinting had long been out of fashion. I don't recall ever seeing a tinted sound film! Monochrome talkies existed from 1930's to 1940's. Alpha Video/Oldies.com released a beautiful chocolate brown tint of "Ridin' Thru" (1934) a year ago, same company, "West of Cimarro...
by MaryGH
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: Why is this nitrate film green?
Replies: 10
Views: 704

Re: Why is this nitrate film green?

Looks tinted to me.
by MaryGH
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 2062
Views: 146949

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

Dead End (2003) I was pleasantly surprised with this horror story which thrives more on sheer human fear, making it truly atmospheric despite the amount of gore which is secondary to the story. On Christmas eve, the Harrington family is on their way to visit in-laws when the father decides to take a...
by MaryGH
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Woolsey Wild Fire claims Paramount's Western Town
Replies: 6
Views: 727

Re: Woolsey Wild Fire claims Paramount's Western Town

Hi Dana: I read about this shocking news at lunch today. NPS might know what silent films were made at Paramount Ranch, there are a bunch of talkies plus recent ones mentioned on the official site: https://www.nps.gov/samo/planyourvisit/paramountranch.htm Reminds me of Old Tucson Studios experienced...
by MaryGH
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Useful Info
Topic: Biblioteca Nacional Digital Brasil
Replies: 0
Views: 736

Biblioteca Nacional Digital Brasil

http://bndigital.bn.gov.br/hemeroteca-digital/ I know this link was mentioned in the Cleopatra 1917 thread - it looks like Cinearte has been updated quite a bit since I last visited a few years ago. So a heads up to anyone (like me) who enjoys searching those digital archives of other nations contai...
by MaryGH
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 2062
Views: 146949

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

Uncanny (1977) A horror trilogy of stories where cats dominate in more ways than one. The first segment is a bit reminiscent of "Shadow of the Cat" (1961) while the second segment has two little girls fighting over the smaller girl's cat named Wellington. And the third segment involves an actress a...
by MaryGH
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: R.I.P silver bullet.
Replies: 9
Views: 1212

Re: R.I.P silver bullet.

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by MaryGH
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: October Star of the Month – Cary Grant
Replies: 28
Views: 1063

Re: October Star of the Month – Cary Grant

Grant's early career as an acrobat definitely gave him the gift of timing, as well as the effortless way he carried himself onscreen, especially in the 1930s and '40s, but you can still see it in effect later on in NXNW and Charade. Got a glimpse into his early days in NYC in the William Haines bio...
by MaryGH
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: October Star of the Month – Cary Grant
Replies: 28
Views: 1063

Re: October Star of the Month – Cary Grant

Cary Grant was a favorite of my mother's and he was in his prime when he was in his late 50's/early 60's, I think something very rare for a male actor back then, at least from what I hear. Plus he made his first movie when he was 28, "This is the Night" in 1932. So to list some Cary Grant favorites:...
by MaryGH
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Any interest in a "Star of the Month" discussion?
Replies: 13
Views: 617

Re: Any interest in a "Star of the Month" discussion?

I'm game.

I vote for starting with Mr. Tyler.
by MaryGH
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Image Gallery
Topic: Help Identify This film or Actors
Replies: 10
Views: 564

Re: Help Identify This film or Actors

by MaryGH
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 2062
Views: 146949

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: 6170

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: 14
Views: 1122

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: 551

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: 2062
Views: 146949

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: 726

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: 2062
Views: 146949

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...