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by Robert Moulton
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:23 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.
by Robert Moulton
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: STAN AND OLLIE trailer
Replies: 30
Views: 2175

Re: STAN AND OLLIE trailer

Or that Harry Langdon is being portrayed in a movie in 2018. Has he ever been represented in another film? My feelings seem to be the same as everyone else: Where's this bickering coming from? I hope it is just the trailer overemphasizing it somehow and the film is more balanced. I know biopics need...
by Robert Moulton
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: The greatest movie ever made
Replies: 43
Views: 3791

Re: The greatest movie ever made

A long time ago I recall seeing a 1929 British short called ODD NUMBERS, which features a gentleman plating the piano with his nose. Surely a contender... I disagree. I found it a very drippy movie. Jim Maybe Pete Barbutti stole that act, but I think he likely came up with it on his own. Now if I c...
by Robert Moulton
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Extraordinary Film Artefacts You've Seen
Replies: 48
Views: 6587

Re: Extraordinary Film Artefacts You've Seen

Hopefully someone can confirm my memory on this one because I'm now doubting myself on it: In the summer of 1989 I went on a film studies trip to Paris and we went to some museum where my memory is that they had some of the actual sets from The Cabinet of Dr Caligari. The place was run by a Madame D...
by Robert Moulton
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Bess Flowers, and all those extras
Replies: 14
Views: 1761

Re: Bess Flowers, and all those extras

Ray Faiola wrote:Here are some of my favorite extras:

FRANK MILLS - Could double for W.C. Fields but with black hair
Wow, spot on about Frank Mills. That hadn't registered with me before.
by Robert Moulton
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Treatment of 1920's Hollywood Stars
Replies: 13
Views: 2138

Re: Treatment of 1920's Hollywood Stars

This sort of thing happened across all entertainment industries. Rob Bader, in discussing Chico Marx's nickname origin in Four of the Three Musketeers, quotes this Feb 1923 Variety front page story: The speculative interests which have entered the theatrical business during the past few years by acq...
by Robert Moulton
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Douglas Fairbanks and a mysterious lady
Replies: 25
Views: 7023

Re: Douglas Fairbanks and a mysterious lady

Maire Doro looks like a match to me.
by Robert Moulton
Wed May 24, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: CINEMA ANECDOTES
Replies: 36
Views: 8241

Re: CINEMA ANECDOTES

I went to see Inland Empire at a rep house. It's a David Lynch film and one of his weirder. You could feel the aggravation/tension rising in the audience as it unspooled and they realized that even for Lynch this one was a little 'out there'. At some point a stereo effect started where from the rear...
by Robert Moulton
Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Searching for Dolly and Dimples Blackburn
Replies: 5
Views: 1221

Re: Searching for Dolly and Dimples Blackburn

Well here they are in June 1932 with ages 5 and 8 (vs their 8 and 9 in 1935). If they spent the summer in New Jersey and went to Hollywood in the fall then I'm not sure they could make it into Opera because that began shooting June 14 and was in previews in August. But as their stated ages show in v...
by Robert Moulton
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Box of old movies recovered from Eaton's store in 1940s cont
Replies: 28
Views: 7285

Re: Box of old movies recovered from Eaton's store in 1940s

This may be the closest we come to The Chinese Parrot.

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by Robert Moulton
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Surviving actors.
Replies: 8
Views: 3454

Re: Surviving actors.

I can't find a death date for Leon Sederholme. I see him born on Nov 26, 1913 to a mother named Kaskell. I'm reasonably sure that that is him since a Nov 29, 1949 newspaper article mentions his recent birthday dinner with his brother Robert in attendance. In the 1920 census I see him with his brothe...
by Robert Moulton
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Irwin Corey Dies at 102
Replies: 13
Views: 2617

Re: Irwin Corey Dies at 102

I was just about to post that Letterman clip and now see it is already here. This is apparently Corey's only appearance with Letterman. It is easy to see why, Letterman is clearly disenchanted with his performance. My guess is that that is a result of Corey choosing to not interact with Dave and ins...
by Robert Moulton
Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Does DVR Capability Spoil the Experience?
Replies: 35
Views: 7760

Re: Does DVR Capability Spoil the Experience?

I second all the comments above, especially about being about twelve, sneaking downstairs to watch a film at 2am, and praying that my parents don't become aware of this and send me back to bed. Because I just know that this will be the only time in my life I will ever be able to see Everything's Ros...
by Robert Moulton
Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Post your Holiday Wish List & Win Children of Divorce
Replies: 28
Views: 4467

Re: Post your Holiday Wish List & Win Children of Divorce

The new Wheeler and Woolsey set!
by Robert Moulton
Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Marx Brothers Vaudeville Career - October book release
Replies: 15
Views: 4123

Re: Marx Brothers Vaudeville Career - October book release

Just a heads up that Amazon has dropped the price of the book to $30. And what may be of more interest around here is that F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre makes an appearance in the book. No it's not a claim he saw Humor Risk, just a debunking of a fabrication he came up with for the origin of the name Gook...
by Robert Moulton
Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Marx Brothers Vaudeville Career - October book release
Replies: 15
Views: 4123

Re: Marx Brothers Vaudeville Career - October book release

This'll be my last plug for the book for a while. Below is Paul Wesolowski's review of the book. Paul was the publisher of the Freedonia Gazette. (And there are two sections of photos actually!) It’s finally here! Rob Bader’s definitive book on the Marx Brothers on stage has finally been published. ...
by Robert Moulton
Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Marx Brothers Vaudeville Career - October book release
Replies: 15
Views: 4123

Re: Marx Brothers Vaudeville Career - October book release

A heads up that you can buy this book directly from the publisher for $25. I don't know how long the discount applies off the regular price but the coupon can be found/used at this site for the book. It's worth going to the site just to see the photo of the day. Today's photo is a shot of a young Gr...
by Robert Moulton
Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Harold Lloyd’s Signed Photos- 9/23/16 Auction Result
Replies: 3
Views: 949

Re: Harold Lloyd’s Signed Photos- 9/23/16 Auction Result

Just in case there is interest, here are the sales sorted by price. It adds up to $614,526.50 (before the 25%). Name Price WALT DISNEY $27,500.00 CECIL B. DeMILLE $12,500.00 EDWARD G. ROBINSON $12,500.00 BORIS KARLOFF $11,875.00 GLORIA SWANSON $11,250.00 JAMES STEWAR $11,250.00 JAMES CAGNEY $11,250....
by Robert Moulton
Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Marx Brothers Vaudeville Career - October book release
Replies: 15
Views: 4123

Re: Marx Brothers Vaudeville Career - October book release

It's finally happening, the book publishes on October 15. Here's a website with some info on the book. Check out the Who's Who section, it has some pictures of people you may have heard about for years but have never seen a photo of. The section also introduces two new performers who worked with the...
by Robert Moulton
Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: slightly OT: "I'll Say She Is" Marx Bros 1924 show
Replies: 5
Views: 1782

Re: slightly OT: "I'll Say She Is" Marx Bros 1924 show

Well, seeing as you brought it up, this book answers all these questions and more. Comes out in just a few months, order now!
by Robert Moulton
Fri May 06, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Marx Brothers Vaudeville Career - October book release
Replies: 15
Views: 4123

Marx Brothers Vaudeville Career - October book release

This is it, the big one. The most comprehensive investigation of the Marxes vaudeville career that will ever be (although I'd be happy to see it superseded somehow): http://press.library.northwestern.edu/content/four-three-musketeers" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank https://i.imgsafe....
by Robert Moulton
Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Laurel & Hardy solo films
Replies: 8
Views: 2140

Re: Laurel & Hardy solo films

Your starting point should be this book, if you do not already have it (Laurel or Hardy by Rob Stone): http://www.amazon.com/Laurel-Hardy-Solo-Films-Oliver/dp/0965238407/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1460413752&sr=8-1&keywords=laurel+or+hardy+rob+stone" target="_blank" target="_blank That'll give you a lis...
by Robert Moulton
Sat Apr 09, 2016 1:53 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Alice Mann- Silent Performer-Frances Mann's sister?
Replies: 18
Views: 3341

Re: Alice Mann- Silent Performer-Frances Mann's sister?

When I saw those relatively recent deaths of the children I figured the next step would be to scan for obituaries that are online. But there is already one stuck into the findagrave listing for the daughter. A daughter Lynne P Zelano is listed. I choose that name to search on because it is unique. I...
by Robert Moulton
Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Alice Mann- Silent Performer-Frances Mann's sister?
Replies: 18
Views: 3341

Re: Alice Mann- Silent Performer-Frances Mann's sister?

If the marriage to Sidney Ash is the right guy then in the 1940 census they are living in New York with two kids: Sidney, born 1921 or 1922 Alice, born 1925 or 1926 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9MB-92HD?mode=g&i=22&wc=QZXR-FQB%3A790105101%2C805603701%2C805693601%2C805715201%3Fcc%3D2...
by Robert Moulton
Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What Five Movies Would You Pick To Teach Good Values?
Replies: 97
Views: 10903

Re: What Five Movies Would You Pick To Teach Good Values?

Spiny Norman wrote:
boblipton wrote:Not since the Great Molasses Flood of 1919, although I harbored some hopes when they stole the Global Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve a few years ago.

Bob
That actually happened!

wikipedia: The Great Molasses Flood
Bissonette Groceries was completely destroyed.
by Robert Moulton
Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Talking About Broadcasting
Topic: Bob Elliott is 88 today: a Q&A
Replies: 28
Views: 16481

Re: Bob Elliott is 88 today: a Q&A

Sad news. Everything I've ever heard about these two is that they were two very modest and helpful guys. And funny! I still prefer the WHDH shows from the late 1940's.
by Robert Moulton
Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Site Chat
Topic: Gallery of Mastheads
Replies: 1019
Views: 382066

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

Phwew! I thought they were masked robo-LupinoLanes.
by Robert Moulton
Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: The Keaton Project
Replies: 61
Views: 16319

Re: The Keaton Project

Is there still a belief that Raymond Rohauer put a stash somewhere of unadulterated originals and they could still be found? Is there any effort going on to locate those or even if they exist is locating them considered impossible unless some sort of paperwork on them shows up?
by Robert Moulton
Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: A RIDICULOUS WARNING
Replies: 31
Views: 4461

Re: A RIDICULOUS WARNING

There's a site dedicated to wacky warnings. http://www.mlaw.org/wwl/photos.html" target="_blank" target="_blank Bob Bob - You should have given a warning about possible wackiness of the site. I saw first hand the one about the warning not to place your child in the bag of the pushcart for kids. My ...
by Robert Moulton
Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: The Charlie Chaplin Archives - Blatant Book Plug
Replies: 64
Views: 20906

Re: The Charlie Chaplin Archives - Blatant Book Plug

I ordered last week and got a copy number somewhere close to 9,450. So the first 10,000 are almost gone. My film strip was from the boxing match by the way. I mentioned this a year or so ago: I saw City Lights in a theatre and for the first time after countless viewings I noticed the use of dummies ...