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by drednm
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2019)
Replies: 119
Views: 2165

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

On Your Toes (1939) may be the single worst movie adaptation of a hit Broadway musical. One bit of trivia claims that Warners bought the project for James Cagney. Well that didn't happen. Instead, Warners assigned the star role of Junior to Eddie Albert, fresh off his film debut in Brother Rat . Ve...
by drednm
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2019)
Replies: 119
Views: 2165

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

Show Girl was telecast on pay TV in 1961 as a live event. This was a Broadway revue starring Carol Channing and Jules Munshin and a French quartet of men. While a Bob Newhart special may have been the first live event, the Channing show was the first of a proposed series of Broadway shows to be sho...
by drednm
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Carol Channing Has Died at 97
Replies: 18
Views: 509

Re: Carol Channing Has Died at 97

Show Girl was a fascinating pastiche. Thanks for posting. I'd never have found it. Channing's Broadway revue, it was apparently the first show on Pay TV, known as Telemeter, in connection with Paramount. Who knew? Channing is a ball of fire here in 1961, a few years before Dolly Levi. Jules Munshin...
by drednm
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Carol Channing Has Died at 97
Replies: 18
Views: 509

Re: Carol Channing Has Died at 97

Channing starred in a 1955 Broadway musical called "The Vamp," which some sources say was based on Theda Bara.

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by drednm
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Carol Channing Has Died at 97
Replies: 18
Views: 509

Re: Carol Channing Has Died at 97

This is prime Channing. She sings "A Corset Can Do a Lot for a Lady" from the film The First Traveling Salesday (1956) ... starts around the 1:48 mark.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6fynEo5gYI&t=195s
by drednm
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2019)
Replies: 119
Views: 2165

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

First Reformed (2017) is an oddly mesmerizing film, as stark as a Scandinavian winterscape. Ethan Hawke stars as a troubled pastor in a small Upstate New York town. He's assigned to an ancient church (founded in 1767) that's basically a tourist spot and part of a megachurch that seats 5,000 and tel...
by drednm
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2019)
Replies: 119
Views: 2165

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

Jim Roots wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:23 am
drednm wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:41 pm
and the singer known as Yana.
Is her brother Yanni?

Jim
No, I think that's the plural form.
by drednm
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Talking About Broadcasting
Topic: Anyone watching Mrs. Maisel?
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Anyone watching Mrs. Maisel?

Streaming thru season one. The period detail seems quite good though there are the usual errors in references to things not found in 1958. Lenny Bruce appears as a character and there are lots of references to comics like Bob Newhart, Buddy Hackett, Red Skelton, etc. Lots of 50s music (Peggy Lee, Mc...
by drednm
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2019)
Replies: 119
Views: 2165

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

A rather nifty little film is Pickup Alley (1957) aka Interpol which casts Victor Mature as an American cop on the trail of a ring of drug smugglers led by Trevor Howard. This Anglo/US production is from the very files of Interpol and has a great chase scene at the finale. Mature chases Howard all o...
by drednm
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2019)
Replies: 119
Views: 2165

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

All About Eve (1950) is a joy to watch and to listen to. So, OK, there are a few overwritten, like Gary Merriill's "barroom Benzedrine standards of this megalomaniac society" line and Hugh Marlowe's "weird process by which a body with a voice suddenly fancies itself as a mind" line. It's clever and...
by drednm
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2019)
Replies: 119
Views: 2165

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

Watched the 1982 nostalgic comedy My Favorite Year , starring Peter O'Toole as a boozy movie star (patterned after Errol Flynn) who makes a guest appearance on a live TV comedy show in 1954 (patterned after Your Show of Shows ). Not as funny as I remembered, but still worth a look. The overall story...
by drednm
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Is "The Clue of the New Pin" (1929) Still Around?
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Is "The Clue of the New Pin" (1929) Still Around?

R Michael Pyle wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:55 pm
Thank you, Ed. Appreciate the information. Would love a DVD - no matter what -
Sounds like it's locked up tight.
by drednm
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Is "The Clue of the New Pin" (1929) Still Around?
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Is "The Clue of the New Pin" (1929) Still Around?

BFI

Film materials (1)

16mm Tinted Positive - Acetate - Silent - 2465 Feet - - C-752490
Master - Restricted access to preserved film
by drednm
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: LITTLE OLD NEW YORK (1923)
Replies: 68
Views: 1890

Re: LITTLE OLD NEW YORK (1923)

I'll be writing a 12-page booklet for Little Old New York and providing the full DVD package to backers ... even the international. This is such a special film, I'm going all out.
by drednm
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2019)
Replies: 119
Views: 2165

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

Watched The Favourite (2018). I like Olivia Colman a lot but I fail to see why this is billed as a comedy. Anyway, it's certainly an interesting tale with some really annoying music. Rachel Weisz is also good as Sarah. Emma Stone seems oddly cast, but she was ok. Maybe it's a comedy because they all...
by drednm
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: LITTLE OLD NEW YORK (1923)
Replies: 68
Views: 1890

Re: LITTLE OLD NEW YORK (1923)

drednm wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:36 am
Thanks for the correction on OTTAWA

Actually the photo of the packed house was for Grandmas's Boy , according to Exhibitors Herald.

The add proclaims Cameron Geddes as "added entertainment" and proclaims him as "Canada's Premier Basso Profundo."
by drednm
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: LITTLE OLD NEW YORK (1923)
Replies: 68
Views: 1890

Re: LITTLE OLD NEW YORK (1923)

Thanks for the correction on OTTAWA

Here's the photo showing a full house at the Regent Theatre in Ottawa for LITTLE OLD NEW YORK.

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by drednm
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: LITTLE OLD NEW YORK (1923)
Replies: 68
Views: 1890

Re: LITTLE OLD NEW YORK (1923)

Battra92 wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:25 pm
Just saw Mr Model's video informing me of this so off I go to pledge! Ed and Ben, you're doing good work, both of you.

I'm enjoying this public domain day thing. ;-)
Thanks for the reminder, Chris. I just sent out an update to backers of my last project.
by drednm
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: LITTLE OLD NEW YORK (1923)
Replies: 68
Views: 1890

Re: LITTLE OLD NEW YORK (1923)

Ken Mitchell wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:24 pm
Greetings all.

My first post. My first pledge.

Cheers
Ken
Thanks and welcome!

Kickstarter just tagged this a "Project We Love."
by drednm
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: LITTLE OLD NEW YORK (1923)
Replies: 68
Views: 1890

Re: LITTLE OLD NEW YORK (1923)

I assume this is from Ottowa, Canada....

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by drednm
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2019)
Replies: 119
Views: 2165

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

Learning to Drive (2014) examines the lives of two very different New Yorkers who come together for a brief moment. Ben Kinglsey plays a political refugee from India (he has become a citizen) who deals with racial profiling and the struggle to make a living in the US. He works several jobs, one of ...
by drednm
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2019)
Replies: 119
Views: 2165

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

Follow Your Heart (1936): On a plantation outside Louisville resides a family straight out of You Can't Take It With You: singers, dancers, a boy who plays the English horn, played by some fine B-ranked movie comics like Nigel Bruce, Luis Alberni and Walter Catlett. They're also improvident except ...
by drednm
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: LITTLE OLD NEW YORK (1923)
Replies: 68
Views: 1890

Re: LITTLE OLD NEW YORK (1923)

I have no idea. I may get the video files this week. I've never heard the term "lossless audio" before. I hadn't thought about providing the up/download to those who want the disk but I'd have no problem with that. I'll get the specifics on the LOC files.... THANKS
by drednm
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2019)
Replies: 119
Views: 2165

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

Beauty Parlor (1932) from Chesterfield offers Barbara Kent and Joyce Compton as manicurists in a hotel who take different career directions. Kent catches the eye of John Harron but isn't sure how serious he is. Compton opts for a job that sounds "too good to be true." There's a subplot with another...
by drednm
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: LITTLE OLD NEW YORK (1923)
Replies: 68
Views: 1890

Re: LITTLE OLD NEW YORK (1923)

LITTLE OLD NEW YORK just funded thanks to my neighbors and long-time friends Connie and Frank. I think they thought it had to fund today or else, but I'm not sure why they think this.... Anyway.... THANKS TO ALL !! I'm thinking about doing a booklet but I need to check the costs. Ben and I have bee...
by drednm
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2019)
Replies: 119
Views: 2165

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

In another salute to the ampersand, I watched Antonia & Jane , which started out on a British TV series and had a limited theatrical release in 1991/92. A quirky little film, it takes a look at two lifelong female friends. Jane (Imelda Staunton) is the oddball one, fiercely interested in art and lit...
by drednm
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2019)
Replies: 119
Views: 2165

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

The Old Man & the Gun (2018) was announced as Robert Redford's swan song (at least as the leading man) and it's a pleasant farewell. He plays a "bad seed," someone who's been in trouble all his life and has spent a large portion of his life in jail. Story is based on a real character named Forrest ...
by drednm
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: LITTLE OLD NEW YORK (1923)
Replies: 68
Views: 1890

Re: LITTLE OLD NEW YORK (1923)

About 90% there.....

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by drednm
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2019)
Replies: 119
Views: 2165

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

I caught Green Book (2018), which I enjoyed although I have to admit I never heard of Don Shirley before. Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali give Oscar-winning performances (I predict). Ali has already won a supporting Oscar for Moonlight , which I detested. On the bizarre end of the scale, I watche...