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by rhettrospective
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: News of David Shepard's passing
Replies: 69
Views: 28531

Re: News of David Shepard's passing

How incredibly sad to hear He was most generous to me. In 2011, I asked him if I could interview him briefly about his career, and he obliged. (I'm just a film fan from Australia). You can listen to the phone interview here https://dialmformovies.net/2011/05/10/audio-my-four-part-interview-w-david-s...
by rhettrospective
Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:18 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: TCM Remembers A Hard 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 2038

Re: TCM Remembers A Hard 2014

Well, sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but actor Tom Adams, from 'The Great Escape' has passed in the last 2-3 days. He was Dai Nimmo, the RAF officer in charge of diversions. Surviving cast members of the movie are : David McCallum , John Leyton, William Russell, George Mikell, Lawrence Montaign...
by rhettrospective
Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:10 am
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: NFSA need your help. Can you identify these film stills?
Replies: 7
Views: 1891

Re: NFSA need your help. Can you identify these film stills?

Thanks Coolcat.

It is indeed Bernard Lee and the show is EDGAR WALLACE MYSTERY THEATRE episode "The Share Out" (1962), as referenced byJay Salsbherg above.

Love your detective work!
by rhettrospective
Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: NFSA need your help. Can you identify these film stills?
Replies: 7
Views: 1891

Re: NFSA need your help. Can you identify these film stills?

Thank you Jay for taking the time and researching that. That is tremendous news. Also , I can confirm #48 is : The Detectives Adam West, Tige Andrews, Mark Goddard and Robert Taylor in The Detectives, an American drama series that aired on ABC in 1959-1962. If anyone can shed light on any other of t...
by rhettrospective
Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:55 am
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: NFSA need your help. Can you identify these film stills?
Replies: 7
Views: 1891

NFSA need your help. Can you identify these film stills?

These photos are some of the NFSA's 'waifs and strays' - we don't know where they came from or what films they represent. Can you help us identify them? If you recognise any of the actors, or if you know any of these films, please leave a comment on this page. The NFSA has almost two million items i...
by rhettrospective
Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:07 am
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: 4 part David Shepard audio interview
Replies: 6
Views: 2053

Re: 4 part David Shepard audio interview

Just an update; I've transferred the 4 part interview onto my website (the previous link had expired).
You can listen to the interview here: http://dialmformovies.net/2011/05/10/au ... vationist/" target="_blank" target="_blank
by rhettrospective
Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: The Astor Theatre: 1936 film schedule
Replies: 3
Views: 1068

The Astor Theatre: 1936 film schedule

The Astor Theatre , in Melbourne Australia, is one of the most famous cinemas. Opened in 1936, is still stands in its original place and still projects films on reels (as well as digital). Researching, I’ve managed to piece together the film schedule for its first year – 1936. This has never been do...
by rhettrospective
Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:27 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Michael D. Moore (1914- )
Replies: 8
Views: 1214

Re: Michael D. Moore (1914- )

Mickey Moore has passed away at the age of 98.
by rhettrospective
Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Identifying film actors / personnel.
Replies: 11
Views: 981

Re: Identifying film actors / personnel.

Can anyone confirm it is Pola Negri above.
Here is a close up of the signature on the photo.
by rhettrospective
Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:59 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Identifying film actors / personnel.
Replies: 11
Views: 981

Re: Identifying film actors / personnel.

Hello
Can anyone identify this actress please?
by rhettrospective
Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:02 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Identifying film actors / personnel.
Replies: 11
Views: 981

Re: Identifying film actors / personnel.

Many thanks for that information. Much obliged.

Now we need to try and identify who that is next to Louis B Mayer in the second pic I posted.


Cheers
Rhett
by rhettrospective
Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Identifying film actors / personnel.
Replies: 11
Views: 981

Identifying film actors / personnel.

Hello there. Can anyone identify the 4 film actors in this picture ? http://aliciamayer.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/friends-lovers-enemies-watermark.jpg" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank And does anyone know the name of the person to the right of Louis B Mayer in this picture? http://a...
by rhettrospective
Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:34 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Claire Bloom Interview
Replies: 0
Views: 344

Claire Bloom Interview

Hello there. This week I conducted a phone interview with Claire Bloom, and thought you may be interested in that. It is 60 years ago this year that she appeared opposite Chaplin in 'Limelight'. The interview can be heard at this link. http://dialmformoviesinterviews.posterous.com/interview-with-cla...
by rhettrospective
Wed May 11, 2011 3:45 am
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: 4 part David Shepard audio interview
Replies: 6
Views: 2053

4 part David Shepard audio interview

I had the opportunity to interview David Shepard over the phone about all aspects of silent film preservation. From his interest in silents films and history , to meeting Chaplin and Keaton, to being a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science. The 4 part audio interview is loc...
by rhettrospective
Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:10 am
Forum: Silent Screenings
Topic: Australia's Silent Film Festival phone interview
Replies: 0
Views: 346

Australia's Silent Film Festival phone interview

Thought it may interest readers of this thread , that I conducted an interview with the director of Australia's Silent Film Festival - Ronnie Farrah.

The interview, plus information about the Festival can be located:
http://dialmformovies.net/phone-intervi ... ilm-fesitv
by rhettrospective
Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:30 am
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: Audio interview with NFSA about 'lost' Aussie films.
Replies: 0
Views: 717

Audio interview with NFSA about 'lost' Aussie films.

Thought it may interest the readers to know that I interviewed the National Film and Sound Archive Historian , Graham Shirley about 'lost' Australian films.

The audio interview can be located at
www.dialmformovies.net

Regards
Rhett
by rhettrospective
Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:28 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Silent Film ads/ephemeral Down Under 1909-1930s
Replies: 7
Views: 1067

Here's another. I believe this could be a lost film.
Screened in May/June of 1929 in Australia
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by rhettrospective
Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:15 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: 'Lost Silent Film' DVD Cover Art
Replies: 11
Views: 1502

I will accept the shortened version LONDON: AM
by rhettrospective
Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:04 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: 'Lost Silent Film' DVD Cover Art
Replies: 11
Views: 1502

lol.
However if you've watched the reconstruction of the film, the film itself plays tricks on the viewers mind hence why the time on the clock can contradict the title. :)


Here's another one
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by rhettrospective
Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:19 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: 'Lost Silent Film' DVD Cover Art
Replies: 11
Views: 1502

'Lost Silent Film' DVD Cover Art

So I thought it would be interesting to imagine what Criterion would create for famous 'lost films' , if the complete film was ever found and released on DVD. So here is something that I worked on - my interpretation of the famous lost film "London After Midnight'' DVD cover art. [image not availabl...
by rhettrospective
Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:56 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Silent Film ads/ephemeral Down Under 1909-1930s
Replies: 7
Views: 1067

Quoted in the 1929 Mercury Newspaper as the last silent movie.
The Patriot is a lost film - only available in fragments. The only incomplete Best Picture Nominee.
it screened in australia in 1929 , as advertised below


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by rhettrospective
Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:30 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Silent Film ads/ephemeral Down Under 1909-1930s
Replies: 7
Views: 1067

From April 1910 in Australia, the screening advertisments of: 1. The Duchess of Langeais - directed by Andre Calmettes http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4069/4714365896_115e78e008.jpg 2. 'A Child's Forgiveness' starring Marie Fromet http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4036/4714365642_59a2f6ecfb.jpg 3. A Cor...
by rhettrospective
Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Silent Film ads/ephemeral Down Under 1909-1930s
Replies: 7
Views: 1067

'Her Surrender' directed by Ivan Abramson from July 1917 - Melbourne Australia.

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by rhettrospective
Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Silent Film ads/ephemeral Down Under 1909-1930s
Replies: 7
Views: 1067

2. The Bell Boy with Arbuckle and Keaton.
from July 1918 - Melbourne , Australia

3. 'Love letter' directed by Roy Williams Neil
from July 1918- Melbourne Australia

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-Rhett Bartlett
by rhettrospective
Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Silent Film ads/ephemeral Down Under 1909-1930s
Replies: 7
Views: 1067

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by rhettrospective
Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Silent Film ads/ephemeral Down Under 1909-1930s
Replies: 7
Views: 1067

Silent Film ads/ephemeral Down Under 1909-1930s

I think I would begin to post some of the advertising for Silent Films from around the world, that made it's way down to Australia.

I am hoping the readers of NitrateVille find this interesting.

- Rhett Bartlett