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Is Children Of Divorce being released on DVD?

PostSat Jul 16, 2016 9:56 pm

A few months ago I could have sworn that I read a post about Children Of Divorce with Clara Bow being
released on DVD. Was I imagining it or is it true? Does anyone know?
I know that it will be shown at Capitolfest next month as part of their tribute to Gary Cooper. I'm still not
sure if I'll be able to make Capitolfest this year.
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PostSat Jul 16, 2016 10:42 pm

It was mentioned back in March in this thread:
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PostSun Jul 17, 2016 9:34 am

The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra will finish recording the score next month, after which Flicker Alley will publish asap. The bonus film will be a documentary, "Clara Bow: Discovering the 'It' Girl.

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PostMon Jul 18, 2016 1:09 pm

:o That's great David but what about the more recent Documentary from 2012? The BBC one, CLARA BOW HOLLYWOOD'S LOST LOVE GODDESS? The older one you mentioned is from 1999 and several new discoveries have taken place since then. To say nothing of the fact it's already been on DVD from Kino. The newer one hasn't been. In any case, very excited about CHILDREN OF DIVORCE.

Incidentally, any idea what version of LILAC TIME TCM is apparently running in October? I mean last I heard three of the scoring discs were still missing? Also are there issues with Fox that have prevented TCM from airing WHAT PRICE GLORY? again since 2011? The elements for a transfer which they had obtained from you as I recall, since Fox claimed it was unable to locate any materials?
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PostMon Jul 18, 2016 6:11 pm

Gagman, Hugh Neely's CLARA BOW is already under license and paid for, so that is the film we will release. Yes, It was previously on DVD through Kino. It has also been out of circulation for some years except in secondhand copies, so I see no problem with a reboot.

As to your other questions, I have no answers. I simply provided WHAT PRICE GLORY for TCM to transfer as a favor, no charge.

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PostMon Jul 18, 2016 11:15 pm

David,

:o I was not generally aware that DISCOVERING THE IT GIRL had been out of print for years. Since you mentioned Hugh, any chance that Flicker Alley is releasing RAMONA as well? I know that he's been working on a release for the past couple of years now. Thanks.
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PostTue Jul 19, 2016 9:50 am

Thanks to all of you for answering my question. I'm really looking forward to getting "Children Of Divorce" for
my collection.
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PostWed Jul 20, 2016 8:28 pm

smokey15 wrote:Thanks to all of you for answering my question. I'm really looking forward to getting "Children Of Divorce" for
my collection.

As am I. Since first reading the thread about a possible film about Clara Bow's life, I've been reading "Clara Bow: Runnin' Wild." There's quite a bit of information in Stenn's book concerning "Children of Divorce."
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PostWed Jul 20, 2016 9:58 pm

Since "Big Silent Fan" brought up David Stenn's bio on Clara I thought I'd mention that I'd highly recommend it for any Clara Bow fan.
His bios on Clara and Jean Harlow are both well researched and simply excellent.
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PostThu Jul 21, 2016 8:18 am

smokey15 wrote:Since "Big Silent Fan" brought up David Stenn's bio on Clara I thought I'd mention that I'd highly recommend it for any Clara Bow fan.
His bios on Clara and Jean Harlow are both well researched and simply excellent.

Yes, I've read about a third of the book, pausing to re-watch Bow films I have after reading about them in the book. It also mentions a three part 'Photoplay' magazine story, "Clara Bow: My Life Story, as told to Adela Rogers St. John." After conducting an extensive interview with Clara (who was also a friend), St. John decided to let Clara tell her own story, so it's written in 'First Person' with very little additional comments from Adela. This 1928 article is nothing like you'd ever expect to read today, but the 22 year old Clara Bow certainly opened up in this long article. I found it insightful, even if there weren't any surprises.
http://www.maxwelldemille.com/ClaraBow/clarastory.html" target="_blank" target="_blank

As with the book, I'm learning from this to appreciate how Clara Bow found success, and found it on her own! Yes, all the warts are in the bio. and even in her magazine article, but it also reveals a strength and resolve to be true to herself. In spite of everything, she never stopped loving her mother or her father.
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PostFri Jul 22, 2016 3:15 pm

Esther Ralston as well as Clara Bow, really pleased to see this coming out, I'll buy it as soon as it's available:

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PostSat Aug 20, 2016 12:25 pm

Just a post to say that I finished the score for Children of Divorce today. I could think of several very different but valid ways to treat the ending tonally, so I'll be interested to hear what people think about it.
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PostSat Aug 20, 2016 3:53 pm

Rodney wrote:Just a post to say that I finished the score for Children of Divorce today. I could think of several very different but valid ways to treat the ending tonally, so I'll be interested to hear what people think about it.




This is great news, Rodney. I cannot wait!
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PostSun Aug 21, 2016 6:21 am

Bob Furem wrote:
Rodney wrote:Just a post to say that I finished the score for Children of Divorce today. I could think of several very different but valid ways to treat the ending tonally, so I'll be interested to hear what people think about it.




This is great news, Rodney. I cannot wait!

Ditto!
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PostWed Aug 24, 2016 10:14 pm

:? Any word if this will be licensed to TCM at all? I ask this because we all know that they have had difficulty in airing Paramount Silents in the past. Although THE WEDDING MARCH earlier this month was a pleasant surprise. Also not everything that Flicker Alley releases gets picked up by TCM. CHICAGO for example, which still hasn't debuted after 6 years, even though it receives frequent requests.
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PostThu Sep 22, 2016 4:24 pm

Flicker Alley have just announced a 24 hour pre-order sale of Children of Divorce at a significant discount - $29 rather than $39. The official release takes place on 6 December. More information at http://www.flickeralley.com/classic-movies/?utm_source=Children-of-Divorce-Announcement&utm_medium=email&utm_content=free-shipping-link&utm_campaign=Children-of-Divorce#!/Children-of-Divorce/p/71715647/category=20414531.
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PostThu Sep 22, 2016 5:05 pm

Yay! I just got the email and just pre-ordered. It looks fabulous!

More Clara Bow and an impossibly pretty Gary Cooper, what's not to like?
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PostThu Sep 22, 2016 5:07 pm

Gagman 66 wrote::? Any word if this will be licensed to TCM at all? I ask this because we all know that they have had difficulty in airing Paramount Silents in the past. Although THE WEDDING MARCH earlier this month was a pleasant surprise. Also not everything that Flicker Alley releases gets picked up by TCM. CHICAGO for example, which still hasn't debuted after 6 years, even though it receives frequent requests.


Chicago is fabulous and is well worth ordering as I am sure Children of Divorce shall be.
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PostThu Sep 22, 2016 9:10 pm

It's a good film, i saw it a few years back at PFA. Clara's atypical role is as a very troubled young woman, and it's a tribute to her acting skills skills that she could express the vulnerability of a character who, in other hands, probably would have been quite unsympathetic.

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PostThu Sep 22, 2016 10:42 pm

I just pre-ordered one from Flicker Alley. Got mailing from FA. See the "deals" thread. One day sale, free shipping. Multi-format BR/DVD.
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PostFri Sep 23, 2016 4:39 am

Bought it.
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PostFri Sep 23, 2016 5:49 am

Me, too.
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PostFri Sep 23, 2016 6:20 am

Ordered. Silent film, Clara Bow, Free Shipping, and being released on my birthday...how could I pass that up?
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PostFri Sep 23, 2016 8:52 am

Figured I'd share this pre-release graphic from a Paramount exhibitor's calendar. An all-star cast will be announced soon!

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PostFri Sep 23, 2016 9:16 am

They posted a clip from the restoration as well. Looks fantastic!

https://vimeo.com/183704940/8b217f0fb1



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PostFri Sep 23, 2016 10:10 am

Pre-Ordered. Bow, Ralston and Mont Alto were too much to resist.
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PostFri Sep 23, 2016 11:38 am

Pre-Order by 3:00 p.m. PST TODAY and receive FREE SHIPPING on Children of Divorce!

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PostFri Sep 23, 2016 11:48 am

Just saw this at Capitolfest but ordered it anyway-- really good movie, great print based on what we saw there.
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PostFri Sep 23, 2016 1:01 pm

Instantly ordered. I've been waiting 30 years to see this.
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PostFri Sep 23, 2016 1:30 pm

Sir James of Edgecombe hath ordered.

Although I'm a little disconcerted by the razor-thin eyebrows etched in over half of Clara's incomparable face...

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