How was your year?

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How was your year?

Unread post by Daniel D. Teoli Jr. » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:39 pm

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Unread post by MaryGH » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:32 pm

It was actually pretty good - what started out in a handful of movie star cards (exhibit cards plus smaller ones) expanded into lobby cards and even film stills.

Including some rare silent film lobby cards, my favorites being "The Cowboy Musketeer" and "Let's Go Gallagher"

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Petition: Turner Enter./Warner Bros: Please digitalize Tom Tyler's FBO silent film westerns

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Unread post by Daniel D. Teoli Jr. » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:20 am

Very Nice!

Do you put your work on the Internet Archive?

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Unread post by Daniel D. Teoli Jr. » Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:55 pm

My still photo archive just started collecting small gauge films in 2017. I'm still learning the ropes. Even so, I was able to acquire over 200 short reels this year.

Here are the first 4 I had digitized...

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https://filmarchivedanieldteolijrarchiv ... press.com/" target="_blank
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Unread post by MaryGH » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:29 pm

Daniel D. Teoli Jr. wrote:Very Nice!

Do you put your work on the Internet Archive?
I have them over at my website, Aventuras de Tom Tyler.

I have a number of physical lobby cards in the collection which is mostly digital, same thing with film stills and exhibit cards, etc
Petition: Turner Enter./Warner Bros: Please digitalize Tom Tyler's FBO silent film westerns

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Aventuras de Tom Tyler

http://triggertomblog.blogspot.com/

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Re: How was your year?

Unread post by Daniel D. Teoli Jr. » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:43 pm

MaryGH wrote:
Daniel D. Teoli Jr. wrote:Very Nice!

Do you put your work on the Internet Archive?
I have them over at my website, Aventuras de Tom Tyler.

I have a number of physical lobby cards in the collection which is mostly digital, same thing with film stills and exhibit cards, etc
Nice to have a website, but they disappear once the yearly fee stops getting paid. Good to archive various places if you are into preservation and archiving history.

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Daniel D. Teoli Jr. wrote:
MaryGH wrote:
Daniel D. Teoli Jr. wrote:Very Nice!

Do you put your work on the Internet Archive?
I have them over at my website, Aventuras de Tom Tyler.

I have a number of physical lobby cards in the collection which is mostly digital, same thing with film stills and exhibit cards, etc
Nice to have a website, but they disappear once the yearly fee stops getting paid. Good to archive various places if you are into preservation and archiving history.

I renewed it for two more years last July, it's up to speed. The site is always being updated at least once a week, that's not even including the blog (I use Google Blogger) and monthly newsletter. I even had to purchase extra server space over a year ago because it was growing so rapidly (presently at 340 MB) in a very short amount of time and it's only three years old...
Petition: Turner Enter./Warner Bros: Please digitalize Tom Tyler's FBO silent film westerns

http://bit.ly/2ueCvHe
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Aventuras de Tom Tyler

http://triggertomblog.blogspot.com/

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Unread post by Ray Faiola » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:38 am

My best personal preservation work of 2017 was THE DANCING PIRATE. It's only Cinecolor and I know there is work being done on a 35 Tech, but even having an excellent condition Cinecolor print is exciting for me.
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Unread post by Daniel D. Teoli Jr. » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:50 am

Ray Faiola wrote:My best personal preservation work of 2017 was THE DANCING PIRATE. It's only Cinecolor and I know there is work being done on a 35 Tech, but even having an excellent condition Cinecolor print is exciting for me.
I had to look Cinecolor up. Never heard of it. Did the colors hold up OK for such an acinet color film?

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Unread post by Daniel D. Teoli Jr. » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:59 am

That is impressive work! How did you get an such an interest in Tom Tyler? I wish I had a fan like that to promote my photography.

These colorful cards would make an interesting poster all ganged up...

http://triggertom.com/ArcadeExhibitCards.htm" target="_blank

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Daniel D. Teoli Jr. wrote:That is impressive work! How did you get an such an interest in Tom Tyler? I wish I had a fan like that to promote my photography.

These colorful cards would make an interesting poster all ganged up...

http://triggertom.com/ArcadeExhibitCards.htm" target="_blank" target="_blank
Thank you!

My story began back in late November 2014 when I saw "Adventures of Captain Marvel" on Youtube for the very first time (I am in fact a life-long fan of the Fawcett/DC Captain Marvel AKA DC's "Shazam!" title) and everything pretty much went from there.

But I should also mention, I was familiar with the name Tom Tyler since I was very young, having seen most of his late career tv and film appearances when he was nearing the end of his life (he died in 1954 from scleroderma). Having viewed his role as Captain Marvel gave me the opportunity to get to know his work when he was younger, including his silent film work - the few silent films of his that do exist on DVD.

For me it was more than passion driven, building the website, doing the blog, etc. Tom Tyler and his legacy is in a rather unique position compared to most Hollywood stars. To start with, he died penniless. He never owned any copyrights to his work (His silent films for FBO do remain copyright protected under RKO, potential distribution rights by Turner Home Entertainment/Warner Brothers). To date his legacy has been primarily left to his future generations of fans. Sometimes that's how things work out. My own background is in historical research (college degree) and museum archives work (undergrad internship) which also helped, in addition to web building/development skills. Not to mention the issue of digital marketing, something I also do at my day job.

It is fairly easy to write an online biography, and the added images, of a famous Hollywood figure. I wanted something different, something that actually celebrated Tom Tyler - and there is so much about him worth writing about besides a biography - thus the blog. During the research process, I was also hoping to uncover and learn why he developed scleroderma, which I did, through Newspapers.com.

As for that exhibit cards et al cards page I redid that not long ago to try and group similar ones, hoping they might look better that way.

My best hope is that my website honors Mr. Tyler the way he wanted to be remembered.
Petition: Turner Enter./Warner Bros: Please digitalize Tom Tyler's FBO silent film westerns

http://bit.ly/2ueCvHe
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Unread post by silentfilm » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:42 am

It's always a good year for collecting at the Silent Film Still Archive...

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Millicent Fisher (second from left) and Taylor Holmes (right) in A REGULAR FELLOW (1919).

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Charley Chase, Rosina Lawrence, Bonita Weber, May Wallace and Clarence Wilson in ON THE WRONG TREK (1936).

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Gertrude Astor and Colleen Moore in THE WALL FLOWER (1922).

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Ralph Graves and Alice Day in RIDERS OF THE PURPLE COWS (1924).

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Marion Davies and Helen Jerome Eddy in QUALITY STREET (1927).

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Ray Teal and Randolph Scott in FORT WORTH (1953).

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Clara Bow and Miss Dupont in HULA (1927).

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Seena Owen in THE WOMAN GOD CHANGED (1921).

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Unread post by Daniel D. Teoli Jr. » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:48 am

With all the work you've done on Tom Tyler you need to be archiving all your work page by page at the online archives.

Here are 2 of them:

http://archive.is/" target="_blank

https://web.archive.org/" target="_blank

Here is a sample page I archived for you.

https://web.archive.org/web/20180101163 ... films.html" target="_blank

Very easy, just type your URL in and they save them for you. As long as the electric is on it is 'supposed' to be there. I've lost sooooo much stuff on the internet over the years.

You can also archive hi-res still photos and mp4 videos and pdf books at the Internet Archive.

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Re: How was your year?

Unread post by Daniel D. Teoli Jr. » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:56 am

That is a fantastic web archive Bruce. You should plan ahead where that archive ends up intact.

I loved Mae Busch...

http://www.silentfilmstillarchive.com/fixer_uppers.htm" target="_blank

Very generous giving out photos free for educational use. Nowadays everybody is after $.

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Unread post by silentfilm » Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:33 am

After I'm gone, the archive is going to the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas in Austin.

I do provide photos for authors writing film history books free of charge (unless they need a lot of them). Some authors have a budget for photos and I get paid anyway, which is always nice.

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Mae made a ton of films before her association with Laurel & Hardy. Here she is with Raymond Griffith in Nellie the Beatuiful Cloak Model (1924).

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Unread post by Mike Gebert » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:39 pm

My wife was leafing through the acknowledgements in Vanda Krefft's book and was pleased to spot your name, Bruce.
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Unread post by Vanda Krefft » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:43 pm

Mike Gebert wrote:My wife was leafing through the acknowledgements in Vanda Krefft's book and was pleased to spot your name, Bruce.
Bruce Calvert was wonderfully helpful to me with photos for my Fox book. He is a treasure in our field!

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Unread post by Vanda Krefft » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:46 pm

silentfilm wrote:After I'm gone, the archive is going to the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas in Austin.

I do provide photos for authors writing film history books free of charge (unless they need a lot of them). Some authors have a budget for photos and I get paid anyway, which is always nice.

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Mae made a ton of films before her association with Laurel & Hardy. Here she is with Raymond Griffith in Nellie the Beatuiful Cloak Model (1924).
Thank you again, Bruce, for your help with photos for my Fox book. You are so kind and generous to share from your amazing collection. Glad to know that your archive will be going to the Harry Ransom Center--although I hope that won't be for a very, very long time!

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Unread post by silentfilm » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:04 pm

You are welcome, Venda. I hope that your book sells well.

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Unread post by Ray Faiola » Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:19 am

Daniel D. Teoli Jr. wrote:
Ray Faiola wrote:My best personal preservation work of 2017 was THE DANCING PIRATE. It's only Cinecolor and I know there is work being done on a 35 Tech, but even having an excellent condition Cinecolor print is exciting for me.
I had to look Cinecolor up. Never heard of it. Did the colors hold up OK for such an acinet color film?
Well, it's three strips reproduced in two strips (with emulsion on both sides of the film) and it's more grainy than Tech, but Cinecolor doesn't fade so it's pretty vibrant. Not a great film but an entertaining one and an interesting part of the RKO canon.
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