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by peachtreegal
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Silent Screenings
Topic: The Yellow Ticket with Pola Negri
Replies: 1
Views: 1176

The Yellow Ticket with Pola Negri

September 7, 2017, 8 p.m., Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emory University (Atlanta, GA) The Yellow Ticket Klezmer fiddler Alicia Svigals and pianist Marilyn Lerner perform Svigals' award-winning score to the 1918 Pola Negri silent film The Yellow Ticket live alongside a ...
by peachtreegal
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Kino to release blu-rays/DVDs of some Paramount silents
Replies: 287
Views: 85141

Re: Kino to release blu-rays/DVDs of some Paramount silents

Heh heh, I love H.B. Warner and I definitely do watch silents for him. ;)

Zaza was great fun and am looking forward to more silents from Kino Lorber (especially Old Ironsides).
by peachtreegal
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Image Gallery
Topic: Who Is Felicia Roja?
Replies: 3
Views: 1965

Re: Who Is Felicia Roja?

Well, you would be right about that. Still don't know who Felicia Roja was (or is). :( I thought maybe some of the folks here who have been in the business for a long time might remember her.
by peachtreegal
Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Image Gallery
Topic: Who Is Felicia Roja?
Replies: 3
Views: 1965

Who Is Felicia Roja?

Here is a picture from the June 1972 issue of TV Star Parade magazine. I'm trying to identify the young lady with Ben Johnson. Her name as you can see is Felicia Roja, but I cannot find out anything about her. I've tried all kinds of search terms in Google and Yahoo and nothing comes up with her. If...
by peachtreegal
Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: "Mr. Holmes" - a review
Replies: 27
Views: 4285

Re: "Mr. Holmes" - a review

I happily agree with Donald Binks' assessment of Mr. Holmes, although a tiny part of me wonders if that particular case from the past really would affect Holmes so much that he would instantly retire. I waffle back and forth on that. I would like to add how wonderful Laura Linney is as "the housekee...
by peachtreegal
Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: The John Bowers Mystery
Replies: 39
Views: 5520

Re: The John Bowers Mystery

Here's the entire letter, written by Gene D. Phillips: To the Editor: George Cukor, who directed the first and third versions of ''A Star Is Born,'' confirmed in my interviews with him during his last years that John Gilbert was not the source of the character of the fading star in that story, a poi...
by peachtreegal
Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: "From the collection of Don Danard"
Replies: 2
Views: 916

"From the collection of Don Danard"

I recently treated myself to a set of vintage Wagon Master lobby cards, and the backs of the cards are all stamped "From the collection of Don Danard." Another stamp says "Theater Poster Exchange, Memphis, TENN." I did Google and Yahoo searches,but could not find anything about Don Danard. I wonder ...
by peachtreegal
Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: TCM presents A History of Disability in Film in Oct.
Replies: 35
Views: 2984

Re: TCM presents A History of Disability in Film in Oct.

Wow... Mandy. (!) I never thought I'd get a good copy of this. I can't wait. (Jack Hawkins groupie.)

The Miracle Woman would have been another good choice.
by peachtreegal
Sat May 19, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Swedish dialect comedians/actors in film/vaudeville
Replies: 42
Views: 3244

Re: Swedish dialect comedians/actors in film/vaudeville

Ann-Margret, who was born in Sweden and emigrated to the U.S. at five years old, played Medda, a vaudeville chanteuse billed as "The Swedish Meadowlark" in the 1992 Disney musical film Newsies. She used a slight Swedish accent for the role. The character has been changed to an African-American woman...
by peachtreegal
Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:48 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: True story of "The General"
Replies: 8
Views: 754

Re: True story of "The General"

The Strand in Marietta, GA only shows The General as a projected DVD. They don't even have 35mm projection equipment in that theater. They do have a nice little theater organ so at least there was live music when I went there to see (or so I thought) The General. (My friend and I were in a bad mood ...
by peachtreegal
Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: The Curse of Charles Starrett
Replies: 12
Views: 2194

Re: The Curse of Charles Starrett

Sony should think about releasing some of their Columbia B-westerns on MOD discs. The Warner Archive Collection Tim Holt and Monogram collections have been a big hit with the fans, who keep begging for more. (I've bought them all and I'd do the same with a Sony set of Starretts -- and Buck Jones and...
by peachtreegal
Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: 2014 approaching 100th anniversary of start of WW1
Replies: 80
Views: 6338

Re: 2014 approaching 100th anniversary of start of WW1

Besides Borzage's 7th Heaven (already mentioned), there's also Lucky Star in which Charles Farrell goes off to WWI and returns crippled. In addition to the Richard Barthelmess films already listed, Heroes for Sale, in which he plays a WWI veteran who becomes addicted to pain-killing morphine in a Ge...
by peachtreegal
Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Stars Who Passed Away Before The Release Of Their Last Movie
Replies: 93
Views: 13482

Re: Stars Who Passed Away Before The Release Of Their Last M

One more -- writer/actor Massimo Troisi postponed heart surgery to complete Il Postino, and suffered a fatal heart attack the day after filming ended. :(
by peachtreegal
Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: High Society Blues (1930) Fox
Replies: 10
Views: 1344

Re: High Society Blues (1930) Fox

I'd love a box set of the Farrell-Gaynor talkies (including High Society Blues) but that should happen...never. :( The titles are: Sunny Side Up (1929) (The surprise hit of the first TCM fest) High Society Blues (1930) The Man Who Came Back (1930) Merely Mary Ann (1931) Delicious (1931) The First Ye...
by peachtreegal
Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Stars Who Passed Away Before The Release Of Their Last Movie
Replies: 93
Views: 13482

Re: Stars Who Passed Away Before The Release Of Their Last M

Ben Johnson died eight months before the release of his last feature film, The Evening Star.
by peachtreegal
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Sherlock Holmes for the 21st Century
Replies: 68
Views: 17064

Re: Sherlock Holmes for the 21st Century

Oh, and playing Watson's girlfriend in this one ??? A lady called Oona Chaplin..... . I saw Oona Chaplin in the BBC's The Hour, and she was terrific. And gorgeous. Can't wait to see her in the second season of Sherlock. http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx61/pvitari/Oona.jpg http://i742.photobucke...
by peachtreegal
Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Whale's ONE MORE RIVER on TCM
Replies: 33
Views: 7168

Re: Whale's ONE MORE RIVER on TCM

I'd love to see Journey's End on TCM, if they're doing Whale's films.
by peachtreegal
Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: winter silents for screening - help!
Replies: 21
Views: 1233

Re: winter silents for screening - help!

The climax of Frank Borzage's Lucky Star takes place in a snow storm.

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by peachtreegal
Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: New edition of ALL QUIET in February
Replies: 48
Views: 4606

Re: New edition of ALL QUIET in February

The three missing major War epics of the Silent Era are First and far most THE BIG PARADE, followed by THE PATENT LEATHER KID and LILAC TIME. Someone asked at the Warner Archive Collection facebook page if the WAC was planning on releasing The Patent Leather Kid and the answer was "quite possibly!"...
by peachtreegal
Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:45 am
Forum: Silent Screenings
Topic: Kevin Brownlow in dc
Replies: 13
Views: 1315

Re: Kevin Brownlow in dc

Report from Kevin Brownlow's appearance last night at Emory University in Atlanta. Mr. Brownlow began reading from a prepared script and for a moment I was afraid this was going to be not as interesting as I'd hoped, but I was quickly proved wrong. His remarks about the history of his obsession with...
by peachtreegal
Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: Silent Screenings
Topic: Kevin Brownlow in dc
Replies: 13
Views: 1315

Re: Kevin Brownlow in dc

Kevin Brownlow will also speak at Emory University in Atlanta this Thursday, Dec. 1. The Department of Film and Media Studies, The Hightower Fund, The Department of Theater, The Department of History, and the Department of French and Italian present Kevin Brownlow speaking on "My Life with Napoleon"...
by peachtreegal
Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Treasures V: Set Contents
Replies: 42
Views: 4755

Re: Treasures V: Set Contents

This link should work:

by peachtreegal
Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: Talking About Broadcasting
Topic: More seasons of Wagon Train, The Virginian, Wells Fargo
Replies: 3
Views: 1733

Re: More seasons of Wagon Train, The Virginian, Wells Fargo

I hope Timeless will finally get around to releasing the second season of Laramie. First they released seasons 3 and 4 (the two in color) and then they released season one (black and white). But that was a while ago... still waiting on season 2. And what's taking the next season of Have Gun Will Tra...
by peachtreegal
Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Desert Films
Replies: 27
Views: 3686

Howard Hawks' first feature, Fazil (1928), stars Charles Farrell as an Arab prince who falls in love with a free-spirited French woman played by the gorgeous Greta Nissen. But once he brings her back to his native land, the traditional culture and his jealousy make their marriage a torture for her. ...
by peachtreegal
Tue May 31, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Technicolor. The most beautiful you ever saw?
Replies: 77
Views: 13599

David Niven on the beach in A Matter of Life and Death

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by peachtreegal
Tue May 24, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: tcm-hd
Replies: 4
Views: 1107

And we who use Direct TV are still TCM-HD-less.

(Also no AMC or BBC America in HD.)

I've complained but it's like talking to the wall.
by peachtreegal
Wed May 18, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: David Manners
Replies: 8
Views: 1700

David Manners is wonderful in The Miracle Woman and The Last Flight. It's a pity he didn't get more roles like those. But I like him even in his "juvenile" roles. The Scarlet Street author was Rick McKay and here's a link to the interview. http://www.rickmckay.com/Rick%20McKay%20-%20David%20Manners1...
by peachtreegal
Wed May 11, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Johnny Depp to star in THE THIN MAN remake
Replies: 28
Views: 2599

Nick Charles is not the only character from the past that Johnny Depp is, er, re-imagining. He's also scheduled to play Tonto in a new film version of The Lone Ranger. No casting announcement yet about who is playing the Lone Ranger. http://insidemovies.ew.com/2011/05/08/johnny-depp-tonto-lone-ranger/
by peachtreegal
Thu May 05, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: A Vamp Goes to the TCM Film Festival
Replies: 35
Views: 4814

Richard, thanks for the information about Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. I hope it gets a well-deserved digital restoration someday as this is such a wonderful movie. (And Jane Powell in person was wonderful too!) The "restorationist" from Paramount who talked at the screenings of the Roy Rogers f...
by peachtreegal
Wed May 04, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: A Vamp Goes to the TCM Film Festival
Replies: 35
Views: 4814

As Cari Beauchamp pointed out in her excellent interview with Mills after the film, it was Alan Bates’ first movie, but Hayley was already a seasoned professional. At that point Miss Mills remarked that she had forgotten how young Alan Bates was in this film (it was his first) and that he was the b...