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hey guys! Here is the video of Theda Bara in Cleopatra... this all I found in youtube.. very interesting though
ymmv wrote:Rodney wrote:Excellent detective work. That looks like exactly the same costume on the man, presumably that would be King Solomon -- anyone here know Fritz Leiber well enough to ID him?
This is Fritz Leiber a couple of years earlier in the 1917 version of Cleopatra:
Here's a quote from the Wikipedia article on Fritz Leiber Sr:In the film Champagne Waltz, Leiber portrayed an orchestra maestro; the role required him to play classical music on a violin and jazz on a clarinet. In a 1979 interview with journalist F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre, Fritz Leiber Jr. stated that these scenes were not dubbed, and that his father played several instruments expertly.
Both Leibers have been dead for a couple of decades, so there's now to ascertain whether Leiber was indeed an accomplished musician or not.
FrankFay wrote:Champagne Waltz will be shown at Cinefest in a few days. Between Philip Carli, Jack Theakston & Myself we can figure out if he's faking on one or both instruments. Sometimes there are odd circumstances such as STREET GIRL- Betty Compson's violin playing is dubbed- but she dubbed it herself.
FrankFay wrote:In really bad cases the bowing isn't even close to being in sync with the music.
The classic case is supposed to be John Garfield's closeup shots in golden boy. I've heard that the fiddle was propped under his chin, one violinist did the fingering, and another moved the bow. Of course this was filmed silent...one would hope.
Lamar wrote:Here's a bit regarding the way they shot the violin sequences in Humoresque:
CoffeeDan wrote:Lamar wrote:Here's a bit regarding the way they shot the violin sequences in Humoresque:
Try this at home and see how well it works.
Christopher Jacobs wrote:So if the clip is really from THE QUEEN OF SHEBA and if it really was removed because it "infringed on the copyright(!)" of the Cinematheque Francaise (as if a 1921 film is still protected in the US and as if Fox somehow managed to transfer their original copyright to the Cinematheque Francaise in the first place), does that mean for a fact that there is surviving footage from the supposedly lost film THE QUEEN OF SHEBA and that it apparently is at the Cinematheque Francais, who haven't bothered to let anybody know it exists (except YouTube)?
I'd certainly like to see the rest (or any) of THE QUEEN OF SHEBA after reading Kevin Brownlow's tantalizing chapter in "The Parade's Gone By."
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