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by missdupont
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Bessie Lasky, Painter
Replies: 0
Views: 58

Bessie Lasky, Painter

Jesse Lasky's wife Bessie was just as accomplished as he, a recognized poet and painter. Her works were exhibited in galleries around the world and acquired by museums. In the early 1930s she stated that she wanted a profession and career in case they ever lost it all, that movies could be ephemeral...
by missdupont
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Dawson City Preserved Films
Replies: 15
Views: 748

Re: Dawson City Preserved Films

I enjoyed the documentary but absolutely detested the dentist drill of supposed music throughout, it added nothing but tinnitus like those who can't get noises out of their head. I would have enjoyed a little more narration as well, especially since they used footage from the films to advance the st...
by missdupont
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Silent Screenings
Topic: "The Fourth Musketeer" and "When the Clouds Roll By"
Replies: 0
Views: 58

"The Fourth Musketeer" and "When the Clouds Roll By"

On Sunday, February 10 at 2 pm, Hollywood Heritage will present Kelly Smoot giving a presentation on the book, "Douglas Fairbanks: The Fourth Musketeer," a revised re-release of the Fairbanks' biography. Following the presentation, the film WHEN THE CLOUDS ROLL BY will be screened, with live accompa...
by missdupont
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Talkie Screenings
Topic: Disney Taschen Book and 40 POUNDS OF TROUBLE
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Disney Taschen Book and 40 POUNDS OF TROUBLE

Hollywood Heritage hosts historian Chris Nichols giving a presentation on his new Taschen book, "Walt Disney's Disneyland," on Sunday, January 27 from 2 - 6 pm. Following the presentation, the film 4O POUNDS OF TROUBLE will screen, a 1962 Universal film starring Tony Curtis and Suzanne Pleshette and...
by missdupont
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Netflix Burning Through Cash
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Netflix Burning Through Cash

This has come up before here, but here's a story showing that they burned through more than $3 billion last year, and intend to do the same this year. Unless their other competitors start going out of business, I don't know how long they can last with this model. https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/comp...
by missdupont
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Unexpected Asta Nielsen sighting
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: Unexpected Asta Nielsen sighting

It looks like HAMLET.
by missdupont
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: DVD Give Away Happy Birthday Texas Guinan
Replies: 15
Views: 192

Re: DVD Give Away Happy Birthday Texas Guinan

You are so generous. Thanks for making these films available.
by missdupont
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: 11th Annual Watch That Movie Night is January 25!
Replies: 28
Views: 549

Re: 11th Annual Watch That Movie Night is January 28!

I will also watch something from the Women Film Pioneers.
by missdupont
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: LC Silent Feature Film database
Replies: 35
Views: 1891

Re: LC Silent Feature Film database

S.w.a.c., I'm the one who wrote the article about SLEUTHS AT THE FLORAL PARADE, that's why I was asking about it.
by missdupont
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: LC Silent Feature Film database
Replies: 35
Views: 1891

Re: LC Silent Feature Film database

Craig, does the Mack Sennett SLEUTHS AT THE FLORAL PARADE (1913) exist? Mack Sennett entered a car in that year's parade to film a comedy detective film starring Mabel Normand, Fred Mace, and himself. It would probably be one of the earliest films to show the parade.
by missdupont
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Pending releases from Flicker Alley
Replies: 71
Views: 13963

Re: Pending releases from Flicker Alley

The selection of music might not be the company's decision, but the Mary Pickford Foundation's.
by missdupont
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: US Justice Department Revisiting the Paramount Decree
Replies: 7
Views: 581

Re: US Justice Department Revisiting the Paramount Decree

The studios are still practicing illegal zoning, because the Chinese Theatre 6 is denied access to the top released movies, while the studios send them instead to the Arclight Hollywood, only about 10 blocks away.
by missdupont
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: 1923 Is Almost in the Public Domain
Replies: 16
Views: 661

Re: 1923 Is Almost in the Public Domain

I believe Paramount released a DVD of the 1923 THE COVERED WAGON earlier this year, the restored version was shown at the Autry Museum in January.
by missdupont
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: LC Silent Feature Film database
Replies: 35
Views: 1891

Re: LC Silent Feature Film database

Can you tell me if THE ONLY SON (Lasky Feature Play Co., 1914) exists? It was their fourth film, and their first to show what is now the Hollywood Heritage Museum as an actual set.
by missdupont
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: DVD Give Away Collections #`19-21
Replies: 17
Views: 221

Re: DVD Give Away Collections #`19-21

I'd like to see that footage of Chinatown and the mansion! Count me in!
by missdupont
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: DVD Give Away Collections 10-12
Replies: 21
Views: 327

Re: DVD Give Away Collections 10-12

Who can't love Ford Sterling? Count me in!
by missdupont
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: DVD Give Away Collections 13-15
Replies: 23
Views: 304

Re: DVD Give Away Collections 13-15

I'd love to win just to see the footage of the 1950 San Diego Exposition!
by missdupont
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: DVD Give Away Collections 16-18
Replies: 22
Views: 321

Re: DVD Give Away Collections 16-18

I'd love to see anything of old Catalina in the #17 set!
by missdupont
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Cafe Montmartre Ushers in Hollywood Night Life
Replies: 0
Views: 80

Cafe Montmartre Ushers in Hollywood Night Life

Eddie Brandstatter's Cafe Montmartre ushered in fine luncheons and exciting night life to Hollywood in 1923, becoming a favorite place to Chaplin, Pola Negri, Tom Mix, Bebe Daniels, and others. It was featured as a location in Lloyd Hamilton's THE MOVIES, A KISS IN A TAXI, GET YOUR MAN, and SHOW GIR...
by missdupont
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Silent film of black couple’s kiss discovered, added to National Film Registry
Replies: 16
Views: 749

Re: Silent film of black couple’s kiss discovered, added to National Film Registry

A positive representation of African Americans in 1898 is imporant for ANY length of time. If the 1896 film is important, this is even more so. Should we do away with the first 10-15 years of cinema since most are less than 3-5 minutes, therefore they are too short and too unimportant to save or con...
by missdupont
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: DVD Give Away Collection 1-3
Replies: 24
Views: 434

Re: DVD Give Away Collection 1-3

The Drews rock my boat too, sign me up!
by missdupont
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: DVD Give Away Collections 4-6
Replies: 20
Views: 382

Re: DVD Give Away Collections 4-6

The Snub Pollards sound great, sign me up for this one!
by missdupont
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Post your holiday wish list and win Mary Pickford or The Ancient Law!
Replies: 57
Views: 1382

Re: Post your holiday wish list and win Mary Pickford or The Ancient Law!

I'd like the Pioneers set and the Kinetophone. Yes, some of those scores they played on TCM for the Pioneers set, particularly for that Nell Shipman film, were terrible. My friends and I turned off the sound. If they want to play steel bars, out of tune, off the beat, dentist drill, and other anachr...
by missdupont
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Silent Screenings
Topic: ROSITA to Screen at Egyptian With Full Orchestra
Replies: 1
Views: 162

ROSITA to Screen at Egyptian With Full Orchestra

The American Cinematheque presents Mary Pickford's 1923 film ROSITA this Friday, December 7, with Gillian Anderson conducting a 30-piece orchestra performing the original score.
http://www.americancinemathequecalendar ... t/rosita-0
by missdupont
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Jack Donovan Designs Bungalow Courts for Hollywood Artistes
Replies: 0
Views: 105

Jack Donovan Designs Bungalow Courts for Hollywood Artistes

Bon vivant and actor Jack Donovan bought recycled sets. props, and furniture from independent studios to create quaint bungalow courts for silent film actors, directors, and executives like Rex Ingram, Alice Terry, and Mae Busch in the early 1920s. https://ladailymirror.com/2018/11/26/mary-mallory-h...
by missdupont
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: History of Hollywood Christmas Parade
Replies: 0
Views: 419

History of Hollywood Christmas Parade

In a repeat post, the history of the Hollywood Christmas Parade, known as the Santa Claus Lane Parade when it started in 1928 as a way to increase shopping over the Thanksgiving weekend. Star Jeanette Loff was the first celebrity participant, before just about anyone in Hollywood served as grand mar...
by missdupont
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Fund Established to Rebuild Paramount Ranch
Replies: 1
Views: 335

Fund Established to Rebuild Paramount Ranch

The Santa Monica Mountains Fund has been established to raise funds for rebuilding Paramount Ranch.
https://www.samofund.org/2018/11/15/the ... 6Ga0aP3lmY
by missdupont
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: TCM FESTIVAL 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: TCM FESTIVAL 2019

They will never screen LETTY LYNTON a Federal Court order regarding plagiarism in the United States prevents it from ever being screened again, and only Congress can overturn Federal Court decisions, since the Supreme Court refused to hear the case. Since they can't agree on anything, very, very unl...
by missdupont
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Houston Matters: Book Uses Howard Hughes To Illustrate Women’s Plight In Early Hollywood
Replies: 9
Views: 1384

Re: Houston Matters: Book Uses Howard Hughes To Illustrate Women’s Plight In Early Hollywood

Larry Harnisch of the LA Daily Mirror found 6 mistakes on the very first introductory page, which doesn't bode well for any facts in the books.
https://ladailymirror.com/2018/11/13/se ... heck-fail/
by missdupont
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Win Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers from Kino Lorber
Replies: 83
Views: 8083

Re: Win Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers from Kino Lorber

SUSPENSE by Lois Weber, because they inadvertently capture both Nestor Studios and the Lasky-DeMille Barn in the chase sequence.