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by MaryGH
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Woolsey Wild Fire claims Paramount's Western Town
Replies: 3
Views: 333

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: 391

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: 1798
Views: 133951

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: 8
Views: 928

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: 882

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: 882

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: 523

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: 339

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: 1798
Views: 133951

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: 5920

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: 12
Views: 904

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: 480

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: 1798
Views: 133951

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: 668

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: 1798
Views: 133951

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: 1204

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: 286

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: 286

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: 286

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: 74
Views: 11251

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: 1798
Views: 133951

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: 1019
Views: 381909

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: 696

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: 1798
Views: 133951

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: 1798
Views: 133951

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: 853

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: 1149

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: 1639

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: 853

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.