unknown Nitrate film fragment. Anyone recognize this film??

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unknown Nitrate film fragment. Anyone recognize this film??

Unread post by Darren Nemeth » Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:49 pm

This is a deep blue tinted night time kissing scene. Kodak date code is 1924.

A very sort fragment. This is the only shot on it.

Anyone know who this actress is or title of the film?

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Unread post by silentfilm » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:26 am

It's hard to say for sure, since her hair is partially covering her face, but it looks like Blanche Sweet to me. Here is a photo of Ms. Sweet in In the Palace of the Mountain King (1923) for a comparison.

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Unread post by greta de groat » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:05 pm

That really looks like Blanche Sweet to me too. Even the hair do looks familiar. I took a quick look through the pictures on Silent Ladies and didn't see it there, though, so i have no idea where i might have seen that hair. I'll keep my eye out

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Unread post by Danny Burk » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:44 pm

She does look like Blanche, and I seem to remember the hair from THE SPORTING VENUS. You might check into that, or something else from around the same time (1925).

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Unread post by James Bazen » Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:43 pm

I think that's Blanche Sweet as well. It could be from The New Commandment. I have no idea if that exists, but a trailer of that film just ran at Cinefest this past weekend and Sweet had a similar hair style.

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Unread post by Darren Nemeth » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:23 am

Thanks. it must be Blanche.

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Unread post by Darren Nemeth » Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:03 pm

It sure is Blanche.

A cigarette card on eBay has her with the same hair-do
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This might also be SPORTING VENUS as suggested.

Here is a poster on eBay. Her dress looks close
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