Looking for content from "Human Wreckage" (1923)...

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Looking for content from "Human Wreckage" (1923)...

Unread post by ssreverb » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:33 pm

I'm working on a project on drug addiction portrayals throughout the history of film. For the lost film "Human Wreckage" I'm trying to find hi-res film stills, newspaper scans, production photos, posters, and Human Wreckage period dorothy davenport photographs.

Any help would be appreciated. There are a lot of photos online but most are lo-res and none of them list the source.

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Re: Looking for content from "Human Wreckage" (1923)...

Unread post by radiotelefonia » Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:28 pm

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Re: Looking for content from "Human Wreckage" (1923)...

Unread post by earlytalkiebuffRob » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:17 am

If you've not got a copy already, I can recommend 'Behind the Mask of Innocence' by Kevin Brownlow. Amongst its chapters is on on the treatment of drugs and addiction in the silent cinema, with HUMAN WRECKAGE featuring prominently.

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Re: Looking for content from "Human Wreckage" (1923)...

Unread post by missdupont » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:03 am

The Academy''s Margaret Herrick Library has Davenport's stills on this, donated by Wallace Reid Jr. They also have some interesting off-camera ones in the Thomas Ince collection, showing people like LA Major Cryer, von Kleinsmid of USC, and the other real persons posing, some on set and some on the front steps of the Ince studios, and they also have gag photos of Ince writers and directors posing with drug paraphenelia.

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Re: Looking for content from "Human Wreckage" (1923)...

Unread post by ssreverb » Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:35 pm

Thank you both. I'll check at Margaret Herrick library, and yes, I have the Kevin Brownlow book.

I'd like to find this 32 page pressbook... Anybody have or know where to find?
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... -pressbook" target="_blank


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Re: Looking for content from "Human Wreckage" (1923)...

Unread post by ssreverb » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:19 pm

Below I've compiled a selection of stills from the film. If anyone knows where these originally appeared it would be an immense help. Many look to be taken from books or press books...

*Edit* Top right one is in the Kevin Brownlow book

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Re: Looking for content from "Human Wreckage" (1923)...

Unread post by missdupont » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:31 pm

I know the Herrick has the two of Bessie Love shooting up and the off-kilter "Cabinet of Dr. Caligari"-like shot.

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Unread post by radiotelefonia » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:18 pm

FON FON, December 8, 1923, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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