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by Dana
Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Borzage's THE PITCH O' CHANCE and the National Registry
Replies: 7
Views: 2276

Re: Borzage's THE PITCH O' CHANCE and the National Registry

I'm also hoping that it will have the effect of reminding archives and individuals to be on the lookout for more early Borzage material, even additional prints of THE PITCH O' CHANCE. The two known archival prints have distinct differences, even two entirely different coverages for a pivotal scene. ...
by Dana
Mon May 11, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Louise Brooks film in development
Replies: 11
Views: 2691

Re: Louise Brooks film in development

I believe it has been about three years since the original announcement of the Mary Pickford biopic and it has yet to get into production. I would think that a Louise brooks film would be even less viable, unless they were catering to the general public by focusing on her sexual exploits. There hav...
by Dana
Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Borzage's THE PITCH O' CHANCE and the National Registry
Replies: 7
Views: 2276

Re: Borzage's THE PITCH O' CHANCE and the National Registry

BenModel wrote:Best thing you can do is get a lot of people to include it in their list of nominations that they send in every year.
All set.
Thanks Bruce and Ben... Now just how does one arm-twist on the internet?
by Dana
Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Borzage's THE PITCH O' CHANCE and the National Registry
Replies: 7
Views: 2276

Borzage's THE PITCH O' CHANCE and the National Registry

OK, here's my, er, "pitch". One hundred years ago, come Xmas Eve, a 21 year old kid had his first directorial effort released. The critics liked it but the censors didn't. For example, it was CONDEMNED by the Pennsylvania board of censorship. Not passed, not passed with modifications, just totally r...
by Dana
Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: 16mm reduction print hunt
Replies: 9
Views: 2195

Re: 16mm reduction print hunt

I've used CHM's Freuler files before, both manuscript and photo collections, and recommend them both. I lost my "remote sensor" a couple years back when he finished grad school and left Chicago. My older notes from various visits are only about Freuler's association with the American Film Company. A...
by Dana
Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic Effects
Replies: 128
Views: 41415

Re: 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic Effects

A while back in this thread the question came up about the shock effect of the pandemic. "The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History" by John Barry is a good place to pull some shock. Here are a few: The lowest estimate of the pandemic's worldwide death toll was thought t...
by Dana
Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic Effects
Replies: 128
Views: 41415

Re: 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic Effects

Nosferatu does seem a likely candidate. Perhaps there are many other films worth rethinking.
by Dana
Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Silent Screenings
Topic: Allan Dwan at MOMA: New York City
Replies: 5
Views: 738

Re: Allan Dwan at MOMA: New York City

I thought the screening was this coming Monday? And of course the feature was a stinker, it wasn't a Flying A. It was a Goldwyn;)
by Dana
Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: 16mm reduction print hunt
Replies: 9
Views: 2195

Re: 16mm reduction print hunt

Yep. I know it won't be easy. One lead I have is that John Freuler, head of Mutual and secretary/treasurer for the American Film Company, ended up with the rights and negatives to the Flying A films. I've heard - albeit it from a notorious fabricator - that Freuler tried selling Flying A reduction p...
by Dana
Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic Effects
Replies: 128
Views: 41415

Re: 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic Effects

Although the Hollywood body count and money losses seem to be the primary intrigue for most people I've always wondered how the industry (and society at large) managed to virtually ignore the trauma and slaughter it caused in the films they made. Yes, I realize that dying a horrible death via flu is...
by Dana
Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: 16mm reduction print hunt
Replies: 9
Views: 2195

Re: 16mm reduction print hunt

All that info came off my web site, glad you found it:) But no one knew it was Ben Turpin until I dug up this print. My quest now is to discover when this reduction print was produced, who did it, and why. Without the hook of a famous comedian why did this print ever get made? Were there many distri...
by Dana
Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: 16mm reduction print hunt
Replies: 9
Views: 2195

Re: 16mm reduction print hunt

No leaders. It opens on the first scene and the subtitles prove it's from the American Film Company's Chicago unit. The title is ironically THE HIDDEN TREASURE and my print has many gaps in the action but all shots are present according to the paper fragment records at Library of Congress. It's a Be...
by Dana
Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Best Movie of 1913
Replies: 46
Views: 11963

Re: Best Movie of 1913

The Ashes of Three. Written by Stewart Edward White, directed by Allan Dwan, starring Warren Kerrigan (massively out of his normal character range) and featuring Wallace Reid.
by Dana
Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: Silent Screenings
Topic: Allan Dwan at MOMA: New York City
Replies: 5
Views: 738

Re: Allan Dwan at MOMA: New York City

I know they're planning to show at least one Flying A film, MAN'S CALLING, aka ALMOST A FRIAR.
BTW, the girl is Jessalyn Van Trump but MoMA will probably credit it to Pauline Bush.
by Dana
Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: BEN TURPIN NO LONGER FORGOTTEN...
Replies: 19
Views: 3378

Re: BEN TURPIN NO LONGER FORGOTTEN...

Just ordered mine! Did "The Hidden Treasure" make it into the book?
by Dana
Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: 16mm reduction print hunt
Replies: 9
Views: 2195

16mm reduction print hunt

I'm a bit new at this but have come into possession of a unique split-reeler in 16mm. The original 35mm film was done in 1912 and the double square Eastman code indicates that this particular print was made from film produced in 1940, 1960 or 1980. The film contains no obvious famous star (though on...
by Dana
Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Catalina Island
Replies: 21
Views: 1194

Re: Catalina Island

Santa Catalina - Magic Isle of the Pacific Released December 14, 1911 by the American Film Manufacturing Company of Chicago. It even has undersea footage shot from a glass bottom boat.
by Dana
Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Missing Scenes
Replies: 31
Views: 2360

Re: Missing Scenes

It's worth remembering that we know these films via the surviving prints and every print has a distinct history. The only known surviving print of the Mary Miles Minter vehicle, THE INNOCENCE OF LIZETTE, preserved at the EYE Filmmuseum archive, has a series of scenes that include a young black child...
by Dana
Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: SILENT FILMS FOR SALE
Replies: 8
Views: 990

Re: SILENT FILMS FOR SALE

Does anyone know if the westerns have been inventoried?
by Dana
Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: PATRIA (1917) Now Available
Replies: 5
Views: 1128

Re: PATRIA (1917) Now Available

American created a fifteen part "preparedness" serial the year prior to PATRIA called THE SECRET OF THE SUBMARINE with Juanita Hansen. Bruce, do you know how SUBMARINE scored with the New York press?
by Dana
Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Daily Talks with Mary Pickford
Replies: 1
Views: 739

Daily Talks with Mary Pickford

Google Newspapers appears to have most all of the Pickford column "Daily Talks" but I can't seem to crack the code on how to search the articles to find only those with references to "Kerrigan." Any tips?
by Dana
Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: How big of a cine nerd am I?
Replies: 11
Views: 1399

Re: How big of a cine nerd am I?

Are you nerdy enough to scan copyright fragments from THE HIDDEN TREASURE?
by Dana
Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: An American Film Company
Replies: 0
Views: 194

An American Film Company

I've just recently put one of my old documentaries up on YouTube. It's called AN AMERICAN FILM COMPANY and takes a rather unique look at the film world during the 1910s. http://www.youtube.com/user/CorneliusPT ... ature=mhee" target="_blank
by Dana
Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: An American Film Company
Replies: 0
Views: 267

An American Film Company

I've just recently put one of my old documentaries up on YouTube. It's called AN AMERICAN FILM COMPANY and takes a rather unique look at the film world during the 1910s. http://www.youtube.com/user/CorneliusPT ... ature=mhee" target="_blank" target="_blank
by Dana
Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Silent Screenings
Topic: Dwan film added to lineup
Replies: 0
Views: 396

Dwan film added to lineup

We've just added another film to the already wonderful lineup for the Flying A centennial screening on July 7th. UCLA will be sending a 1911 Allan Dwan film, THE MOTHER OF THE RANCH, fresh from the preservation lab! The project is actually still in progress so this print will be the VERY first look....
by Dana
Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: More good news for the Santa Barbara Centennial
Replies: 0
Views: 287

More good news for the Santa Barbara Centennial

We've just added another film to the already wonderful lineup for the Flying A centennial screening on July 7th. UCLA will be sending a 1911 Allan Dwan film, THE MOTHER OF THE RANCH, fresh from the preservation lab! The project is actually still in progress so this print will be the VERY first look....
by Dana
Wed May 30, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Archival screening in Santa Barbara
Replies: 19
Views: 2121

Re: Archival screening in Santa Barbara

Thanks Michael for posting the link. Looks like we'll be serving some local Santa Ynez valley wines (think "Sideways") at the after-screening. Don't know where the cheese will come from but it's all included in the ticket price!
by Dana
Fri May 11, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Silent Films That Should Be on DVD
Replies: 41
Views: 3089

Re: Silent Films That Should Be on DVD

PURITY (1916) American Film Company - the CNC has a lovely tinted print tucked away in Paris.
by Dana
Fri May 11, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Saturday July 7th screening in Santa Barbara
Replies: 0
Views: 295

Saturday July 7th screening in Santa Barbara

Though the publicity machine grinds slowly at UCSB I'd like to announce that the centennial screening for the Flying A's arrival in Santa Barbara will take place on the afternoon of Saturday July 7th with 35mm films from the British Film Institute and the Library of Congress. So mark your calendars ...
by Dana
Fri May 11, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Silent Society of Hollywood Heritage Paramount Centennial
Replies: 13
Views: 1366

Re: Silent Society of Hollywood Heritage Paramount Centennia

Though Zukor subsequently took control of Paramount, he did not found it. Paramount was created in 1914 by William Wadsworth Hodkinson as a motion picture financing and distribution company. Queen Elizabeth may have been re-released by Paramount but to the best of my understanding, there was no dis...