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by greta de groat
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: October Star of the Month – Cary Grant
Replies: 28
Views: 615

Re: October Star of the Month – Cary Grant

"Arsenic and Old Lace" was actually filmed in 1941. It sat on the shelf for three years before being released. I watched Grant on television a year or so before he died doing a one man show, and he said he thought the film was the worst performance he ever gave. He said he was embarrassed watching ...
by greta de groat
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Alice White in Lingerie (1928)
Replies: 14
Views: 692

Re: Alice White in Lingerie (1928)

At least it sounds better than Richard Barthelmess in Drag.

greta
by greta de groat
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Many European-Created & U.S. Silent Feature Films Now Online Gratis.
Replies: 18
Views: 1125

Re: Many European-Created & U.S. Silent Feature Films Now Online Gratis.

And in his one American film, Surrender , apparently critics said he looked like Larry Semon! And i can totally see that, it's an amazingly bad makeup job. That along with a jaw-dropping story makes you wonder if someone at Universal wanted to sabotage his career. Can't imagine that, but when you se...
by greta de groat
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Many European-Created & U.S. Silent Feature Films Now Online Gratis.
Replies: 18
Views: 1125

Re: Many European-Created & U.S. Silent Feature Films Now Online Gratis.

Wow, they gave him even more gauze shots than her. Anyone ever notice that late Mosjoukine looks a lot like Franklin Pangborn?

The plot, as best as i could make out, reminded me of the plot of the lost 1914 Vitagraph film My Official Wife. Anyway, it was a lot of fun.

greta
by greta de groat
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Many European-Created & U.S. Silent Feature Films Now Online Gratis.
Replies: 18
Views: 1125

Re: Many European-Created & U.S. Silent Feature Films Now Online Gratis.

Woo hoo, more Mosjoukine is always a good thing! Thanks for the tip!

greta
by greta de groat
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2018]
Replies: 697
Views: 80428

Re: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2018]

Utterly unknown to me, 1919's Nerven (aka Nerves ) is an astonishing film. Set in the days just after the war, it is pure Shakespearean tragedy via Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, and Edgar Allan Poe. Two families are inextricably embroiled with each other amid vast wealth, street riots, and hereditary m...
by greta de groat
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2018]
Replies: 697
Views: 80428

Re: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2018]

Here's another film that involves people in masks: L'Amazzone Mascherata aka The Masked Amazon (1914): Alberto Collo is charged with compiling a survey of his country's cavalry positions. Emilio Ghione feeds him some knockout drops and steals the documents. He sells them to his nation (in the Germa...
by greta de groat
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Talking About Broadcasting
Topic: Thoughts on Dick Cavett?
Replies: 17
Views: 510

Re: Thoughts on Dick Cavett?

Sounds like you guys just can't get enough of him. Here is the current man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eZ6UkKVTsk Ha, ha. There’s no denying he has a camera presence and is smart. He’s been somebody I’d watch but only depending on who his guests are. YT has clips of some good interviews with ...
by greta de groat
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Dietrich-Von Sternberg in Hollywood Boxed Set Coming
Replies: 30
Views: 5804

Re: Dietrich-Von Sternberg in Hollywood Boxed Set Coming

I also just rewatched The Devil is a Woman, a couple weeks after watching the 1929 version of La Femme et le Pantin with Conchita Montenegro (with a brief blurred full frontal, that was a surprise). Anyway, the Sternberg film i find annoying and unpleasant, but the completely berserk art direction i...
by greta de groat
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: How many movie people have died due to auto accidents?
Replies: 74
Views: 10952

Re: How many movie people have died due to auto accidents?

That sounds like the youngest, but it reminded me of one we haven't listed so far: B. Reeves Eason Jr., AKA Breezy Eason Jr, son of the director of the same name. He was in films for Universal, and was killed by truck at the age of 6. According to Wikipedia was one of the first actors interred at Ho...
by greta de groat
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2018]
Replies: 697
Views: 80428

Re: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2018]

Lulu's Doctor (1912): Dr. Maurice Costello has just been offered a partnership in a New York office. He proposes marriage to Clara Kimball Young. However, when she has to delay the wedding because her sister has died and she needs to go to California long enough to settle the estate and take custod...
by greta de groat
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: How many movie people have died due to auto accidents?
Replies: 74
Views: 10952

Re: How many movie people have died due to auto accidents?

Dave Pitts wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:12 am
Yeah, ya got me. As I get older, my "TLDR" threshold gets ever shorter. If there is more than a pageful of posts, I tend to skim read super fast.
And unfortunately this is a long thread! And i'm sure there are names we haven't come up with yet.

greta
by greta de groat
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: How many movie people have died due to auto accidents?
Replies: 74
Views: 10952

Re: How many movie people have died due to auto accidents?

I mentioned La Badie and Durkin already (i think someone got Owsley too, though without the details). I'm thinking that the details of the Durkin/Coogan accident must have come from Diana Serra Cary's book on Jackie Coogan, i can't imagine where else i might have read it. Apparently Jackie was the o...
by greta de groat
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Image Gallery
Topic: Buster (and pals) as seen on Pinterest
Replies: 6
Views: 2268

Re: Buster (and pals) as seen on Pinterest

VaneWimsey wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:17 pm
In front, at left, Louise Keaton and Myra Keaton.
Thanks!

greta
by greta de groat
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Is Lubitsch funny?
Replies: 43
Views: 4087

Re: Is Lubitsch funny?

It's oddly unmemorable. On the other hand, i appreciate it because i've seen the operetta many times on the stage with various famous opera singers--and it never really comes off. The score is ok, if a bit thin, but opera singers generally don't have the kind of effortless charm that a souffle like ...
by greta de groat
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: A Harlett goes to Cinecon 54
Replies: 27
Views: 939

Re: A Harlett goes to Cinecon 54

“At The Mike” (1934) – It’s always a joy to hear Rose Marie put over a song, but we also got the added bonus of Tess (Aunt Jemina) Gardella get almost Yma Sumac-y in her jazzy turn. And then we get a sleepy, cynical, high-kicking dancer-comedienne Kathleen Howard (?) as a bonus. This short wasn’t d...
by greta de groat
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Guardian: Eyes on the pies: how Mabel Normand, Chaplin’s mentor, changed cinema
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Guardian: Eyes on the pies: how Mabel Normand, Chaplin’s mentor, changed cinema

Definitely not the first with her own production company, lots of actresses were involved with this in the late teens, and there had been earlier ones like Helen Gardner.

And also not the only one spoofing serials, Clara Kimball Young at Vitagraph did at least 2.

greta
by greta de groat
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1645
Views: 128110

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2018)

Well, that was weird. I couldn't understand a thing Farnum said. And, sure enough, he had the Quebequois uniform--weirdly pattered pants, sash, stocking cap, blanket coat. I actually kind of liked the blanket coat, even though it sometimes looked like he had a target on his butt. It was fun in a bi...
by greta de groat
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1645
Views: 128110

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2018)

After the success of Ten Nights in a Bar Room , William Farnum must have figured that straight melodrama was a good sound genre. His next movie in the field was The Drifter (1932). Farnum plays a big, good-hearted, dangerous Quebecois who returns to his boyhood cabin after searching for his long-lo...
by greta de groat
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Old ladies knitting and embroidering in movies
Replies: 23
Views: 447

Re: Old ladies knitting and embroidering in movies

Thanks for the explanation, Bruce. I though since you could have public links on Dropbox that it would work. Since i usually can't seem to get these embeds to work anyway, i thought it was probably me rather than Dropbox. Anyway, they are pictures of Pauline Frederick, in case anyone with Dropbox wa...
by greta de groat
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Old ladies knitting and embroidering in movies
Replies: 23
Views: 447

Re: Old ladies knitting and embroidering in movies

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Drat, i tried to share a couple of images, but i don't think they are coming through.

greta
by greta de groat
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2018]
Replies: 697
Views: 80428

Re: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2018]

The man in this short is Georges Treville, whose career would likewise extend into sound films. In this one, he is credited as a member of the Rejane theater. Bob I guess that's the Georges Treville who played Sherlock Holmes for Eclair. The Copper Beeches is pretty readily available, and The Musgr...
by greta de groat
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Old ladies knitting and embroidering in movies
Replies: 23
Views: 447

Re: Old ladies knitting and embroidering in movies

... The second thing was that there were fewer distractions such as radio, television, etc., so that folk would have had more time for such activities. These skills were also expected of a woman if she hoped to marry. And of course, some women enjoy sewing and knitting, not to mention getting a sen...
by greta de groat
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Old ladies knitting and embroidering in movies
Replies: 23
Views: 447

Re: Old ladies knitting and embroidering in movies

Hey, until recently i was sitting around embroidering all the time. Never could master knitting, though. I have a couple pictures of Pauline Frederick embroidering backstage or on the set. And of course Ernest Thesiger was a master embroiderer.

greta
by greta de groat
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Stummfilmtage Bonn 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 3364

Re: Stummfilmtage Bonn 2018

Arndt wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:05 am
boblipton wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:08 am
Don't you know, Arndt, that Dulac was a lesbian and a woman
In spite of these accomplishments her films bore me to tears.
Different strokes. I actually kind of like Dulac's films, more so than most experimental films. Jean Epstein, there's someone who bores me to tears.

greta
by greta de groat
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Info on Hal Bumbaugh
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: Info on Hal Bumbaugh

While assisting a colleague (who was working on Peggy/Margaret Richardson), i ran across another article on the 1924 Stanford movie https://stanforddailyarchive.com/cgi-bin/stanford?a=d&d=stanford19240611-01.2.16&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN------- So Lloyd Nolan was indeed in it. Apparently it was c...
by greta de groat
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Lillian Gish Performing in "Le Spectre de la Rose" on the Stage of the Met Opera House in NYC in 1984.
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: Lillian Gish Performing in "Le Spectre de la Rose" on the Stage of the Met Opera House in NYC in 1984.

Jim Roots wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:58 pm
Did Baryshnikov ever do it? He was a hell of a jumper, and the best male dancer I've ever seen.

Jim
Yes, and it was broadcast on TV. I've seen it more recently as well, probably on the Classic Arts Showcase channel.

greta
by greta de groat
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Site Chat
Topic: How to see only unread posts
Replies: 12
Views: 237

Re: How to see only unread posts

Sometimes I accidentally clicked the old “View unread posts” link and found myself mystified at the huge list that included some pretty ancient last-posting dates, since it included threads in forums I rarely visit, like the Image Gallery and Exchange. That list included every thread that had posts...
by greta de groat
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1645
Views: 128110

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2018)

boblipton wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:54 am
Sunday Bloody Sunday ...
Frankly, I'm not sure what the point of this movie is and only the high sheen of professionalism throughout kept it watchable.

Bob
There's always Bessie Love.

greta
by greta de groat
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Big Board Software Update
Replies: 110
Views: 10528

Re: Big Board Software Update

I also sometimes used the View active posts if i wanted to take a quick look at recent posts without bothering to sign in.

greta