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by Hamilton's Grandson
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: New Kickstarter: A Perfect Gentleman (1928)
Replies: 37
Views: 5694

Re: New Kickstarter: A Perfect Gentleman (1928)

I emailed Grapevine prior to the release of their latest Monty Banks DVD to discuss adding the one reel (half of the comedy) of the lost Monty Banks comedy Peaceful Alley 1921 that I have on nitrate and i had previously transfered to hard drive, but no reply. It would have been a good addition to th...
by Hamilton's Grandson
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Win Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers from Kino Lorber
Replies: 25
Views: 261

Re: Win Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers from Kino Lorber

Since I have a 35 mm nitrate complete copy of A Daughter of the Law/II (1921) with Grace Cunard, and would like to see what this DVD has to offer on this title, I would enter Cunard into the drawing.

Thanks,
Dana
by Hamilton's Grandson
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Questions about exactly who played Salome in the 1923 film?
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Questions about exactly who played Salome in the 1923 film?

AFI HAS TWO SALOME' FILMS: Salome' (1922) Nazimova Productions, Distrributed by Allied Producers and Distributors 12/31/1922 (New York first showing, then released 2/1923). 6 reels. Director: Charles Bryant. Cast: Nazimova (Salome) Rose Dione (Herodias), Mitchell Lewis (Herod), Nigel De Brulier (Jok...
by Hamilton's Grandson
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:19 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

I recall seeing this set in films after the 20's and it was a nice set.

unfortunate. Thanks for link.
by Hamilton's Grandson
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Woolsey Wild Fire claims Paramount's Western Town
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Woolsey Wild Fire claims Paramount's Western Town

Does anyone know which silent films were filmed at this location in the late 20's?.

I haven't been there near Agoura Hills, but sounds like a total loss and shame.
by Hamilton's Grandson
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: The Lady From Hell 1926 LOC Fragments
Replies: 4
Views: 617

Re: The Lady From Hell 1926 LOC Fragments

NZ's email today said that nearly 5,000 feet of nitrate was repatriated.

LOC 's email this evening said that the film material from NZ archives may be digitized and available for viewing status in next 4 months.

So that is encouraging.

Thanks,
Dana
by Hamilton's Grandson
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: The Lady From Hell 1926 LOC Fragments
Replies: 4
Views: 617

Re: The Lady From Hell 1926 LOC Fragments

I did receive a reply tonite from New Zealand archives and they said the same thing that this title was repatriated in 2010 to LOC and that I should check with LOC.
by Hamilton's Grandson
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: The Lady From Hell 1926 LOC Fragments
Replies: 4
Views: 617

Re: The Lady From Hell 1926 LOC Fragments

Hi Brooksie, Thanks for info. Hopefully, this film will be available in it's complete form someday. There is not much on the one reel at LOC compared to what NZ is alleged to have since LOC has spliced portions combined to make up the 1 reel. Definitely requires a few years and patience to hurry up ...
by Hamilton's Grandson
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: The Lady From Hell 1926 LOC Fragments
Replies: 4
Views: 617

The Lady From Hell 1926 LOC Fragments

I was able to view one reel of fragments from this film at LOC in DC last week. The LOC 1997 print of several fragments from the 6 reels lacked the first reel and jumped immediately into what appeared to be a portion of reel 2, possibly 3, and reel 6 based on the synopsis. There was enough on the on...
by Hamilton's Grandson
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: The Rough RIders 1927 fragment Loc
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Re: The Rough RIders 1927 fragment Loc

Hi sepia, No what I meant was I had an unrelated insurance conference in Alexandria and snuck over to LOC DC on thursday to view films from Culpepper that they shipped over to DC for me to view. As you know, if you request materials 3 weeks in advance you can view them at the moving image section fo...
by Hamilton's Grandson
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: The Rough RIders 1927 fragment Loc
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Re: The Rough RIders 1927 fragment Loc

Silent era website mentions a print at "MOMA" as well as loc; hence, my inquiry. There is not alot on the partial reel that I watched at LOC last thursday, at least not enough if you had not viewed several stills, read AFI information, and/or read the original theatre programs that would give you mu...
by Hamilton's Grandson
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: The Rough RIders 1927 fragment Loc
Replies: 4
Views: 524

The Rough RIders 1927 fragment Loc

Just. Returned from a conference in Alexandria. Va and was able to sneak over to Dc to view a @ 150 foot reel of this film. Fragments of all 13 reels with title frame without credits, but great brief scenes of Hopper , Beery, Astor, and Farrell. Scene of brigade charging enemy is there with fragment...
by Hamilton's Grandson
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Romayne Comedies?
Replies: 13
Views: 2782

Re: Romayne Comedies?

:lol: I got to see this comedy today at LOC reading room in DC Hilarious 20's style comedy. Better than I expected. Scenes show many different rooms and main entrance of the then Romayne studios. Hamilton and Joe Bonner looked so young in the film. Thanks for notes and details in this post. Very hel...
by Hamilton's Grandson
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Ben Turpin short feature on TCM this Sunday.
Replies: 21
Views: 756

Re: Ben Turpin short feature on TCM this Sunday.

He was the tallest actor during the silent film era. 6'7". A few inches taller than Turpin in this film.lol This actually helped him get many comedy roles just based on his physique. I was told that in WWI that he was given regular length uniform clothes and the arms and legs were super short and ev...
by Hamilton's Grandson
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Ben Turpin short feature on TCM this Sunday.
Replies: 21
Views: 756

Re: Ben Turpin short feature on TCM this Sunday.

Steve, Thanks for the clearer pic of Turpin and others. Ten times better than the 2013 DVD that I have from Alpha. I am in DC /VA area for the rest of the week and have an appointment at LOC this thursday to view another 1921 comedy that was identified at Mostly Lost 2015 and a couple full length fi...
by Hamilton's Grandson
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: The Bioscope digitised
Replies: 1
Views: 382

Re: The Bioscope digitised

Registered on this site. Another great source of research information.

Thanks for information.
by Hamilton's Grandson
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Ben Turpin short feature on TCM this Sunday.
Replies: 21
Views: 756

Re: Ben Turpin short feature on TCM this Sunday.

There were so many extras or bit part players that went on to have decent careers in this film. This frame shows several cast members behind Turpin and would make a good image gallery pic for nitrateville folks to identify. Hamilton (tallest member of the crowd) is to the right of Murray and I belie...
by Hamilton's Grandson
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Ben Turpin short feature on TCM this Sunday.
Replies: 21
Views: 756

Re: Ben Turpin short feature on TCM this Sunday.

Definitely one of the better physical comedies for Turpin and others in the film. The 2013 Alpha Video DVD for Home Entertainment (oldies.com) is narrated as well and better than the YT with Backus's narration. Perhaps Backus was popular voice the public would recognize when selected for this versio...
by Hamilton's Grandson
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Alice White in Lingerie (1928)
Replies: 14
Views: 859

Re: Alice White in Lingerie (1928)

I saw a couple stills of her at Herrick Library from GPB's 1927 if you ever get a chance to visit there. Ebay can be untouchable price wise on many of the stills that are available. She had a small bit part in the Dove 1927, but the 4 of 8 reels I viewed at LOC last year had just a glimpse of the ca...
by Hamilton's Grandson
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: They Shall Not Grow Old
Replies: 144
Views: 4765

Re: They Shall Not Grow Old

Absolutely interested. Thanks for information.
by Hamilton's Grandson
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Alice White in Lingerie (1928)
Replies: 14
Views: 859

Re: Alice White in Lingerie (1928)

If you are a fan of Alice, why don't you collect stills from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 1927?.

Yes, a lost film, but there is a ton of old LC's and stills from that film when she was a co-star.
by Hamilton's Grandson
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: The Signal: Inherited treasure: UHCL alumna receives scrapbooks and mementos of silent film stars
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: The Signal: Inherited treasure: UHCL alumna receives scrapbooks and mementos of silent film stars

What a great find. Thanks for sharing. Alot of these items still exist out there just yet to be discovered. We had the great niece of Wanda Hawley at the opening of The Eyes of the Totem 1926 last year and she still had some interesting momentos from her family that she mentioned even though "Aunt W...
by Hamilton's Grandson
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Image Gallery
Topic: Help Identify This film or Actors
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Help Identify This film or Actors

Mike,

You probably noticed that the short is available as part of a region 1 Criterion DVD "Under the Roofs of Paris" 1930 or free on the san fran based Internet Archive digital library. Looks like a sci fi genre?
by Hamilton's Grandson
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Image Gallery
Topic: Help Identify This film or Actors
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Help Identify This film or Actors

I used to use flickr and am currently trying tiny pic when uploading photos.
by Hamilton's Grandson
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Image Gallery
Topic: Help Identify This film or Actors
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Help Identify This film or Actors

Below the eclipse is The Calendar Girl 1917, Cora Drew plays Mrs. Manning as per your frame capture, but I am not sure which title is above the eclipse frames.
by Hamilton's Grandson
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Advice on a multi-region DVD player or Blu-ray
Replies: 17
Views: 7424

Re: Advice on a multi-region DVD player or Blu-ray

Fascinating. I never thought of that. I have a couple discs too.

Will try that. Thanks Rick
by Hamilton's Grandson
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: How do you discover films to watch?
Replies: 25
Views: 388

Re: How do you discover films to watch?

I look for kickstarters and peruse very often sites like Grapevine,YT, other sites etc. to see if there are titles available that I have not seen yet. Otherwise, I have a few lost 35 mm reels that I am trying to get into the public domain and hopefully then everyone can see them and add to material ...
by Hamilton's Grandson
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: NEW KICKSTARTER: THE COSSACK WHIP (1916)
Replies: 34
Views: 1086

Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: THE COSSACK WHIP (1916)

I am in also.

Thanks,
Dana
by Hamilton's Grandson
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: The Microscope Mystery 1916 Print Available
Replies: 29
Views: 10492

Re: The Microscope Mystery 1916 Print Available

Received email from UCLA today. This title is now in queue for review at their restoration department. Will keep you posted. Since there are not a lot of Constance Talmadge films that survive before 1920, it would be great to get this one back on the big screen for public viewing. Microscope Mystery...
by Hamilton's Grandson
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Ordering films from the LOC
Replies: 14
Views: 637

Re: Ordering films from the LOC

Is the cost of each title confidential or do you have a rough estimate of what LOC charges?

I am going there in august to view 3 films in person .