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by azjazzman
Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Marx Brothers' movies wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 4347

The Hollywood On Parade series never had its copyright renewed, and most of the episodes have been available on 16mm. So, that makes this fair game to discuss here? I have quite a few HOP episodes on DVD-R. Don't know for sure if I have the one in question, but I'm guessing I probably do. Will chec...
by azjazzman
Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Johnny Grant, honorary Hollywood mayor, dies
Replies: 1
Views: 2135

Re: Johnny Grant, honorary Hollywood mayor, dies

Johnny Grant, honorary Hollywood mayor, dies Story Highlights Johnny Grant, 84, appeared to have died of natural causes Grant, a lifelong bachelor lived in a 14th-floor suite at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Another close friend, actress Mamie Van Doren, described Grant simply as "Mr. Hollywood." ...
by azjazzman
Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:48 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: A serial for my kids?
Replies: 27
Views: 9473

Count me as another one that doesn't know much about and never got into serials, but I've repeatedly heard over the years that The Adventures Of Captain Marvel is the best, most entertaining serial of all. I'm sure it is out on DVD and I think I even have it, but it is probably still in the shrink w...
by azjazzman
Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Two color Kodachrome
Replies: 35
Views: 20563

It seems every time there is a format change in video, more and more silents/classics get left behind. The studios want to show off their new technology with their latest blockbusters to help sell it. Even though the new formats are young, both have been around long enough to produce at least one s...
by azjazzman
Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Two color Kodachrome
Replies: 35
Views: 20563

Golden ages are incredibly fragile and I wonder if the increased production costs of Blu-Ray and HD-DVD will bring an end to the niche film market. Funny, a lot of people were saying this when DVD first hit the market. In reality, one of two scenarios will play out, neither of which will bring an e...
by azjazzman
Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Cinefest 2008
Replies: 23
Views: 10053

Re: Cinefest 2008

Hey, Is anyone here from the Cinefest team? I've never attended, but am thinking of coming this year. Any hints on this year's lineup? Here are some websites with info from past Cinefests: http://tinyurl.com/32slwd www.picking.com/cinefest2007.html www.picking.com/cinefest2006.html http://tinyurl.c...
by azjazzman
Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Cinefest 2008
Replies: 23
Views: 10053

Any tips for a first time Cinefest attendee? The best tip I could give is to make your hotel reservation early, because they do sell out. If for some reason you can't make it, you can always cancel later, but if you wait too long (this is the voice of experience talking) your decision may be made f...
by azjazzman
Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Cinefest 2008
Replies: 23
Views: 10053

Yes, although I live in Ohio, so I'm used to frigid temps and snow. I always wonder how the California crowd copes, or our friends to the South. It's an interesting question. Coming from Arizona myself, and being a semi-regular attendee, it's simply a matter of digging out whatever warm clothing I ...
by azjazzman
Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Cinefest 2008
Replies: 23
Views: 10053

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by azjazzman
Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: Music For Silents
Topic: Sheet Music featuring silent films and performers
Replies: 44
Views: 31670

Very cool, thanks for posting those. My grandmother's uncle had a sweet jazz band in the 20s-- Walter Davison and His Louisville Loons (he was from Detroit, by the way)-- and I've picked up sheet music with his band's image on them. . Hey Mike, Check this out, if you haven't already: www.youtube.co...
by azjazzman
Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: A Century Of Sound
Replies: 7
Views: 2575

Can private individuals buy this after all? Leonard Maltin's website implied that it was available only to libraries (but having gone back there to check it looks like the listing has been removed). The order form itself is ambiguous, with its references institutions and organisations, and strings ...
by azjazzman
Thu Jan 03, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Do guys find Valentino appealing or not?
Replies: 21
Views: 10205

I very much enjoy the intensity that Valentino brings to many of his roles (Blood and Sand, 4 Horseman, etc). The camera certainly liked him a lot. It was fun to watch some of the rare footage of Valentino on the Flicker Alley DVD set...it makes you realize that, like him or not, he is one of those ...
by azjazzman
Thu Jan 03, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: New Year's Viewing Resolutions
Replies: 12
Views: 5435

Yikes! I still have an unopened VHS copy of W.C. Fields in Running Wild that I still have not watched. Paramount released it in the early 1990s. There's only one TV left in the house with a VCR, the kids' TV/VCR combination. Bruce - I finally transferred my VHS of RUNNING WILD to DVD-R, otherwise I...
by azjazzman
Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: A Century Of Sound
Replies: 7
Views: 2575

A Century Of Sound

I wasn't sure whether to post this under the Silents heading or Talkies, since it straddles both. Don't know how many of you have seen the DVD that has been made available via UCLA and the Rick Chase Foundation: "A Century of Sound: The History of Sound in Motion Pictures - The Beginning 1876-1932",...
by azjazzman
Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:01 am
Forum: Useful Info
Topic: Calendar of Festivals
Replies: 36
Views: 37926

"Anyone have any info on the Niles Essanay theater? I can't find anything to indicate when/if upcoming events will be." Here is info on the regular Saturday Night screenings at the Niles Museum: http://www.nilesfilmmuseum.org/movies.htm And below is a cut and paste copy of a post by Richard Roberts ...
by azjazzman
Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Ford at Fox sets on sale at Amazon
Replies: 6
Views: 2290

I assume everyone already knows this, but the "Essential Ford" collection includes THE FRONTIER MARSHALL, which is a 1939 Allan Dwan directed precursor to MY DARLING CLEMENTINE and is NOT in the big Ford box.

--JA
by azjazzman
Thu Dec 27, 2007 12:00 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Terry Ramsaye
Replies: 7
Views: 4831

There is a short bio of Ramsaye on Wikipedia, that was mostly cribbed from the "About The Author" on the dust jacket of a 1950's reprint of A Million And One Nights. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Ramsaye The upshot is that Ramsaye was a newspaperman who went to work at Mutual in 1915. He produc...
by azjazzman
Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:27 pm
Forum: Site Chat
Topic: Why start a new silent/classic talkie discussion site?
Replies: 21
Views: 11336

I really, really like the clean, easy-to-read and use look of this site. I also think the time has more than passed for a replacement for AMS. As you say in your original post, AMS was great in it's day, but that was long ago and a moderated forum for silent and classic film fans is most welcome. I ...