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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: 7213

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: 313

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: 25
Views: 397

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: 10141

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: 594

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 .
by Hamilton's Grandson
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Site Chat
Topic: Gallery of Mastheads
Replies: 994
Views: 378187

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

Nice tribute on YT and great selection of colored stills.

Thanks for increasing our awareness of Arliss.
by Hamilton's Grandson
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Film Vault Fire at Cineteca di Bologna in July
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Re: Film Vault Fire at Cineteca de Bologna in July

Do all modern archives follow the same protocol and methods of preserving their old film stock that they have in storage or does that vary based on resources?
by Hamilton's Grandson
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Site Chat
Topic: Gallery of Mastheads
Replies: 994
Views: 378187

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

A Successful Calamity 1932 ......?
by Hamilton's Grandson
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Romayne Comedies?
Replies: 12
Views: 2519

Re: Romayne Comedies?

I am going to try and view this title while I am in DC at a conference this October. Still not completely identified, but sure does look like it was originally titled Daffy House 1921 (released January or February of 1921). If it was State's Rights film then Lovers and Lunatics 1921 would make sense...
by Hamilton's Grandson
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Silent Screenings
Topic: Seattle: EYES OF THE TOTEM (1926)
Replies: 12
Views: 3762

Re: Seattle: EYES OF THE TOTEM (1926)

After nearly a year of hibernation, Eyes of the Totem 1926 will be shown again at the 19th annual Port Townsend Film Festival. The festival has not announced the location or times yet in Port Townsend, WA, but the festival will run between September 21- 23, 2018. Special guest will be actor, Danny G...
by Hamilton's Grandson
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: How many movie people have died due to auto accidents?
Replies: 69
Views: 10740

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

FW Murnau on the pacific coast highway with a 14 year old servant at the wheel.

Wonder when seat belts were used in vehicles? Lap belt 1950's?

Even though vehicles during this era didn't travel very fast compared to today's vehicles, didn't take much to die at slower speeds without seat belts.
by Hamilton's Grandson
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Hal Roach Film Music
Replies: 4
Views: 908

Re: Hal Roach Film Music

Didn't Jack Hylton and his orchestra also produce a version of this song? It sounds vary familiar. Reminds me of the main songs from Fox Movietone Follies of 1929 or if there was something similar from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 1926 (song was released by Jack Hylton in 1926 but of course a silent fil...
by Hamilton's Grandson
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers at BAM July 20-26
Replies: 12
Views: 1185

Re: Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers at BAM July 20-26

The author of this NY Times article doesn't even mention Cunard's films. That is unfortunate.

I hope alot of folks get to see these films and attend this event .
by Hamilton's Grandson
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers at BAM July 20-26
Replies: 12
Views: 1185

Re: Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers at BAM July 20-26

Have a commitment that weekend in NW, but thanks for the link. Good to hear that they are showing this on both coasts . Will see if this ends up being shown anywhere else in near future as I am interested in some of the titles depending on genre especially the western genres like the Holmes/Cunard t...
by Hamilton's Grandson
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: Need Advice Regarding Film Reels
Replies: 8
Views: 1838

Re: Need Advice Regarding Film Reels

Hopefully, they teach the importance of the preservation of film at that school as you mentioned and they will be in good hands for now.

Thanks for the update,
Dana
by Hamilton's Grandson
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers at BAM July 20-26
Replies: 12
Views: 1185

Re: Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers at BAM July 20-26

Great Titles! Thanks for posting this announcement. Now the public can view the talents of these performers/filmmakers once again. I am pleased to see A Daughter of the Law/II 1921 make it back to the screen. I was able to get my 35 mm nitrate copy digitized last year and it is a short film worthy o...
by Hamilton's Grandson
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: Early Agfa-Gevaert
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Re: Early Agfa-Gevaert

yes

Agfa and Gevaert merger late 1890's Belguim-Germany company.
by Hamilton's Grandson
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:40 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?

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.
by Hamilton's Grandson
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:40 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?

Sure Resembles Duncan. How does the flickr author that posted this fragment know it was a 1917 film? There is no fragment film image on flickr showing the year 1917. Definitely Vitagraph, Kodak, and the edge of the 35 mm has the words "of America" on edge,..... so a US film? If Duncan , it may be on...
by Hamilton's Grandson
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Blackhawk Films catalogs now online
Replies: 17
Views: 1464

Re: Blackhawk Films catalogs now online

Very useful. Can now compare a few of the Blackhawk films in a collection that I have to the catalog to see the historical scheme of each title.

The "lantern of catalogs".

Thanks!
by Hamilton's Grandson
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Nickelodeon Theatres??????
Replies: 20
Views: 1682

Re: Nickelodeon Theatres??????

I haven't been to the ECHO yet only the Hollywood in Portland. Will have to put that on the to do list next time I am in the Rose City.

Thanks for the pic,
Dana
by Hamilton's Grandson
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: More Universal Silents!
Replies: 43
Views: 5595

Re: More Universal Silents!

If you saw an earlier post this year from me, Clear the Decks 1929 with Reginald Denny has been scanned at LOC as part of their Silent Film Collector's Project (11/17) and I still have all the reels of this film on 16 mm except reel 2, so at least one full copy exists and a nearly complete copy. As ...
by Hamilton's Grandson
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: The Exchange
Topic: WANTED: Buster Keaton "Haunted House"
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: WANTED: Buster Keaton "Haunted House"

The Goat is also very good.

I have purchased some 35 and 16 mm films from ebay recently and am amazed how in a few purchases not all of the material is as stated in the descriptions with a few missing parts of a reel and of course scratches and vinegar syndrome issues.
by Hamilton's Grandson
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: The Exchange
Topic: WANTED: Buster Keaton "Haunted House"
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: WANTED: Buster Keaton "Haunted House"

Kino Lorber Buster Keaton Silent Film Collection, has a color tinted 20 minute version of The Haunted House short comedy on it. Kino Video has the Battling Butler/Frozen North/Haunted House which has the 18 minute comedy on that dvd. Buster Keaton at his best. Not sure where you would find the 16 mm...
by Hamilton's Grandson
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: Kickstarter-"How to Film Moving Pictures in the 1910's" book
Replies: 38
Views: 10041

Re: Kickstarter-"How to Film Moving Pictures in the 1910's"

Received my copy today.

Very interesting material on a bygone era. I will be busy for a while reading both books.

Thanks again,
Dana
by Hamilton's Grandson
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: Where do you find classic films?
Replies: 5
Views: 1146

Re: Where do you find classic films?

If ioffer is still around? ioffer lists this dvd available for $ 12.75. It looks different than the poor image quality version on ebay for $9.95.

http://www.ioffer.com/i/only-the-brave- ... -192910102" target="_blank
by Hamilton's Grandson
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: NOMADS OF THE NORTH (1920)
Replies: 10
Views: 1831

Re: NOMADS OF THE NORTH (1920)

Just a hunch. Maybe the frame per second speed in the you tube version is different than the original film giving it a 1 and 3/4 hour length on you tube vs. the original format in 1920? Or maybe it seems slower because this version uses the same slow soundtrack/score over and over again putting the ...
by Hamilton's Grandson
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: NOMADS OF THE NORTH (1920)
Replies: 10
Views: 1831

Re: NOMADS OF THE NORTH (1920)

AFI lists it as 6 reels released 10/20 A Michigan newspaper (from newspapers.com) had this article regarding the film in early 1921 to discuss details that occurred during filming. Sounds like the forest fire was real and they could not control several animals leaping into water or performers gettin...
by Hamilton's Grandson
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Buster Keaton's Italian Villa For Sale
Replies: 8
Views: 2626

Re: Buster Keaton's Italian Villa For Sale

Gotta love the bright green dining room chairs.