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by s.w.a.c.
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: STAN LEE (1922-2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: STAN LEE (1922-2018)

FOOM!
by s.w.a.c.
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1816
Views: 134359

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

Saw the new remake of Dario Argento's Suspiria (2018), which makes about as much sense as the original. Nice visuals and score though.
by s.w.a.c.
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Silent Cinema and Empty Seats
Replies: 1
Views: 276

Re: Silent Cinema and Empty Seats

Too bad the story didn't run with photos you can actually see.

Here's another assortment of shots of the Breitenseer Lichtspiele.
by s.w.a.c.
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: A Look Inside GEH's Nitrate Vault
Replies: 1
Views: 306

A Look Inside GEH's Nitrate Vault

Here's a piece by Fox Rochester, which happens to be the Fox affiliate that our cable company here in Halifax carries, on the nitrate vault at George Eastman House's facility in Chili.
by s.w.a.c.
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: LA Park Silent Film Locations
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: LA Park Silent Film Locations

There's a park I've recognized in Harold Lloyd's short Haunted Spooks that still turns up in films and TV shows today (just last week on The Good Place , for example), with a bridge over a pond. Google tells me it was filmed in Hancock Park and MacArthur Park, about 15 or 20 minutes from Roach studi...
by s.w.a.c.
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: A Trip Down Market Street 1906 (new scan)
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: A Trip Down Market Street 1906 (new scan)

Hmm...maybe with the increased resolution and extra exposure area I'll be able to spot my grandfather... (My uncle says he claimed he was there for the earthquake, I'm skeptical, but everybody's gotta be somewhere.) Much like everyone was at Woodstock. The population of San Francisco must have been...
by s.w.a.c.
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Actor ID help: Gold Diggers of '33
Replies: 14
Views: 1287

Re: Actor ID help: Gold Diggers of '33

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Cobb seems like a good bet. The nose is very similar here.
by s.w.a.c.
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1816
Views: 134359

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

In the days before online sales (or YouTube) I used to see VHS copies of these films in Christian book stores, for sale or rent, that's likely the only place they ever showed up on the consumer market. A quick look on Amazon shows me that there's a Two a Penny DVD available (from Billy Graham Prese...
by s.w.a.c.
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: A Trip Down Market Street 1906 (new scan)
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: A Trip Down Market Street 1906 (new scan)

Hmm...maybe with the increased resolution and extra exposure area I'll be able to spot my grandfather...

(My uncle says he claimed he was there for the earthquake, I'm skeptical, but everybody's gotta be somewhere.)
by s.w.a.c.
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1816
Views: 134359

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

In the days before online sales (or YouTube) I used to see VHS copies of these films in Christian book stores, for sale or rent, that's likely the only place they ever showed up on the consumer market. A quick look on Amazon shows me that there's a Two a Penny DVD available (from Billy Graham Presen...
by s.w.a.c.
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: Countless New Galleries and a Tagging System
Replies: 10
Views: 796

Re: Countless New Galleries and a Tagging System

Well, the article at Criterion discussed it but has anyone seen the disc with the "Little List" number in it? I haven't seen the actual disc, but it has Ko-Ko's deleted "I've Got a Little List" as a bonus extra , not sure why it wasn't put back into the film, unless it's of lesser quality than the ...
by s.w.a.c.
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1816
Views: 134359

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

Bonnie and Clyde (1967) has not aged at all. It was released the week I was born, must have been something in the air that August. With very little recorded off TCM lately (got about five minutes into Aggie Appleby: Maker of Men (1933) before I realized I'd seen it before, oh Christmas!), I'm wadin...
by s.w.a.c.
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: Countless New Galleries and a Tagging System
Replies: 10
Views: 796

Re: Countless New Galleries and a Tagging System

:shock:

I wondered why the song wasn't included in my old Image (I think) DVD of the film. Is it included in the newer Criterion edition? (EDIT: Yes, it is.)

https://www.criterion.com/current/posts ... loid-savoy

This info hasn't made it to the IMDb listing for the film either.
by s.w.a.c.
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Music of the Era
Topic: Living a Dream
Replies: 3
Views: 541

Re: Living a Dream

Melbourne is on our itinerary for our return trip to Australia in 2020. Can I book a private recital now?

(I expect I'll likely receive notice that you are out of town for the year on a lengthy Tasmanian tiger expedition.)
by s.w.a.c.
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Funding of Films
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Re: Funding of Films

And then E.T. was followed by the execrable Mac & Me , which stole the plot of the former film and seemed to exist only to cram in as many product placements as possible. There's a musical number set in McDonald's fast food joint (complete with Ronald McDonald cameo) and some the action also takes p...
by s.w.a.c.
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: November Star of the Month – Lon Chaney
Replies: 13
Views: 986

Re: November Star of the Month – Lon Chaney

Darn it, set my DVR to record the 1913 Lois Weber film Suspense, which is supposed to have Chaney in small role, one of his earliest, on TCM, and wound up with Where Are My Children? (which I've already seen) instead. Did anybody else see it?
by s.w.a.c.
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1816
Views: 134359

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

Two a Penny (1967) is a very strange film. ... There's a lengthy clip of Graham at his big London revival meeting from 1967, and the film was produced by his production company, World Wide Pictures (who knew?). Offbeat to say the least! I saw a bunch of World Wide Pictures productions as a kid, usu...
by s.w.a.c.
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Mystery Hollywood/'Zelda Fitzgerald' Footage
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Re: Mystery Hollywood/'Zelda Fitzgerald' Footage

Brooksie wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:32 pm
So it looks like we have a match. It is possible that the fellow on the left in the third fragment is Van Vechten, but it's impossible to say for certain.
It's possible, but you never get a good enough look at his face.

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by s.w.a.c.
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: Countless New Galleries and a Tagging System
Replies: 10
Views: 796

Re: Countless New Galleries and a Tagging System

Great site! I didn't know much about Friese-Greene's work before perusing his section, and was happy to find The Open Road on YouTube in very nice quality (for YT).

by s.w.a.c.
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1816
Views: 134359

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

I thought Where the Spies Are (1965) might be more of a spoof than it is, given its title and its classification as a comedy, but it turns out to be more of a straight-ahead espionage adventure, with a few comic touches, but really no more a comedy than any of the later Connery or most Roger Moore 0...
by s.w.a.c.
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Mystery Hollywood/'Zelda Fitzgerald' Footage
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Re: Mystery Hollywood/'Zelda Fitzgerald' Footage

Brooksie wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:34 pm
The same visitor asserts that the woman with the ukulele is Carmel Myers. I'm not as confident that it is, but I could be persuaded.
Apparently she did have a thing for the ukulele...

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by s.w.a.c.
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Who Is This?
Replies: 2
Views: 531

Re: Who Is This?

Here's Peter Coke a few years later ... similar, but not the same I don't think.

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by s.w.a.c.
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Warner Media shutting down Filmstruck
Replies: 85
Views: 4475

Re: Warner Media shutting down Filmstruck

Just the other day, I watched a gorgeous HD remaster of Powell and Pressburger's "A Canterbury Tale", which is still only out on SD so far (however, "I Know Where I'm Going" is the same old master on Filmstruck). Bizarre, just this morning I was watching the South Bank Show extra on Powell's career...
by s.w.a.c.
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Mystery Hollywood/'Zelda Fitzgerald' Footage
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Re: Mystery Hollywood/'Zelda Fitzgerald' Footage

Might that be the grounds of the Ambassador at the start of the film then?

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by s.w.a.c.
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Mystery Hollywood/'Zelda Fitzgerald' Footage
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Re: Mystery Hollywood/'Zelda Fitzgerald' Footage

I asked John Bengtson (who else?) to weigh in on this on Facebook, and he replied: This was filmed at the Ambassador Hotel on Wilshire - that's the entrance to the Gaylord Apartments across the street. I was just about to make a "Paging John Bengston" post, shoulda known that he would already be on...
by s.w.a.c.
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Classics I Haven't Seen In a Long Time
Replies: 62
Views: 12073

Re: Classics I Haven't Seen In a Long Time

Just be prepared for the holiday song that plays after Dawn ruins Christmas to get stuck in your head for days on end afterward. I searched for that tune for years, and finally found a 7" single of it. Weird that years later John Waters put out a Christmas compilation CD and neglected to include Ha...
by s.w.a.c.
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Mystery Hollywood/'Zelda Fitzgerald' Footage
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Re: Mystery Hollywood/'Zelda Fitzgerald' Footage

Yellow Cab started in Chicago, but the company was operating in San Francisco by the early '20s. Not sure about Los Angeles. It does look a lot like Zelda, in that scene with the Yellow Cab though (and potentially Louis B. Mayer). I wonder who the charming woman with the ukulele is? She's got a lot ...
by s.w.a.c.
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Site Chat
Topic: Gallery of Mastheads
Replies: 1019
Views: 382066

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

Hearts of the World has the distinction - possibly unique - of being mentioned in a novel about the war written well within living memory of it, Rilla of Ingleside (1921). To tie things in with last month's theme, the book was dedicated to a friend of the author who had died of the Spanish Flu. As ...
by s.w.a.c.
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1816
Views: 134359

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

With nothing saved on the DVR at the moment, I turned to my DVD "to watch" pile and pulled out Bad Girls of Film Noir, Vol. 2, a choice Columbia/Sony set with four titles, three of them featuring Columbia b-movie starlet Cleo Moore. I'd already watched the first disc a ways back ( Night Editor and O...
by s.w.a.c.
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: November Star of the Month – Lon Chaney
Replies: 13
Views: 986

Re: November Star of the Month – Lon Chaney

I'll also put in a vote for one of his most "normal" films, as the gruff drill sergeant in Tell It to the Marines (1926) putting up with the guff of wisecracking recruit William Haines. Highly entertaining action-adventure, presumably creating the template for every gruff drill sergeant from Jack We...