Ordering films from the LOC

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Ordering films from the LOC

Unread post by tguinan » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:39 pm

I just ordered three films from the Library of Congress. These are 3 Essanay films based on George Ade's Fables. They are THE NEW FABLE OF ALL THAT TRIANGLE STUFF AS SIZED UP BY THE MEAL TICKET(1917) tHE FABLE OF THE HONEYMOON THAT TRIED TO COME BACK(1914) and TRHEE BOILED DOWN FABLES(1914). They will take about four weeks to get here.

I have enough funds that I can order some additional films from the LOC. But I am undecided as to which of the following to do:

1. Order 4 Sidney Drew films The Professional Scapegoat (1914), a Telegraph Tangle (1916), His Wife Knew About It (1916), and A Case of Eugenics (1915)

2. Order some Nestor films with Eddie Lyons and Lee Moran. Behind the Screen (1915), Her Rustic Hero (1915),
What A Clue Will Do (1917), Detective Dan Cupid (1914) and A Peach and A Pair (1915)

3. Order some of both

The Behind the Screen sounds interesting as it follows Al Christie from choosing a script to filming Lyons and Moran through showing the being prepared. I will probably order this one and 4 others Any suggestions?

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Re: Ordering films from the LOC

Unread post by Harlowgold » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:33 pm

I would love to see you rescue the Sidney Drew films, really enjoyed the Drews in BOOBLEY'S BABY in that dvd you sent me in one of your generous dvd contests here.

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Unread post by BenModel » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:53 pm

Scapegoat, I believe, may be missing the ending.
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Unread post by Hamilton's Grandson » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:54 pm

Is the cost of each title confidential or do you have a rough estimate of what LOC charges?

I am going there in august to view 3 films in person .
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Re: Ordering films from the LOC

Unread post by tguinan » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:24 pm

It's about $230 per film so not too bad

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Re: Ordering films from the LOC

Unread post by Tommie Hicks » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:23 am

If you are interested in Lyons & Moran, the LOC also has a 35mm of GIVE HER GAS (1918)

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Unread post by missdupont » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:15 am

Nestor was on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, so there could be Hollywood locations in those films.

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Re: Ordering films from the LOC

Unread post by Turpinutz » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:24 am

Hi Tex.

If Ben Turpin is in any of the George Ade Fables, please let me know as I'll be interested in buying a DVD from you when it's hot of the press.

Thank you for keeping these silents alive,

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Re: Ordering films from the LOC

Unread post by tguinan » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:34 am

Tommie Hicks wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:23 am
If you are interested in Lyons & Moran, the LOC also has a 35mm of GIVE HER GAS (1918)
Thanks, I'll add that to my list. I am shocked by how many of their films the LOC has. The Reference Librarian said there were too many to list all and sent me a list of about 20 for them and also for Sidney Drew films. I figured I'd start with those and get more later.

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Re: Ordering films from the LOC

Unread post by Tommie Hicks » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:11 am

Turpinutz wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:24 am
Hi Tex.

If Ben Turpin is in any of the George Ade Fables, please let me know as I'll be interested in buying a DVD from you when it's hot of the press.

Thank you for keeping these silents alive,

Steve Rydzewski
Philadelphia
Sid Smith cinematicly debuted in the George Ade Fables.

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Re: Ordering films from the LOC

Unread post by boblipton » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:02 am

Tommie Hicks wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:11 am
Turpinutz wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:24 am
Hi Tex.

If Ben Turpin is in any of the George Ade Fables, please let me know as I'll be interested in buying a DVD from you when it's hot of the press.

Thank you for keeping these silents alive,

Steve Rydzewski
Philadelphia
Sid Smith cinematicly debuted in the George Ade Fables.
the IMDb credits one Turpin appearance in a Fable: The Fable of the Busy Business Boy and the Droppers-In (1914).

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Re: Ordering films from the LOC

Unread post by missdupont » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:06 am

Ben Turpin is in one of the recently discovered Ades that the Niles Essanay Museum restored and showed at their Festival, “The Fable of the People’s Choice Who Answered the Call of Duty and Took Seltzer.”

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Unread post by boblipton » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:12 am

missdupont wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:06 am
Ben Turpin is in one of the recently discovered Ades that the Niles Essanay Museum restored and showed at their Festival, “The Fable of the People’s Choice Who Answered the Call of Duty and Took Seltzer.”
There shortly will be two of the Fables with Turpin in them, according to the IMDb....

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Re: Ordering films from the LOC

Unread post by Bor Enots » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:13 am

You may want to hold off on the Drew’s. Most, if not all those titles plus Bunny, Semon, Aubrey and even Montgomery and Rock will be on a forthcoming double BluRay from Kino on Vitagraph Comedies..... curator by me.

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Re: Ordering films from the LOC

Unread post by tguinan » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:56 pm

Thank you for the heads up! Most excellent news. I will order the Nestors instead.

Thanks

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