Alice White in Lingerie (1928)

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Alice White in Lingerie (1928)

Unread post by MDJimenez » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:06 am

I've become a fan of Alice White after seeing her in Naughty Baby, Playing Around, and The Naughty Flirt. After buying a still of Lingerie (1928) a silent she made on loan to Tiffany-Stahl studios this past weekend, I tried to find more information about it and only found a scant amount. Does anyone know if it survives? I am also curious why Sweet Mama, one of her talkies, has not been shown on TCM. I read that David Manners felt First National was trying their hardest to humiliate her while making the film.

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Re: Alice White in Lingerie (1928)

Unread post by tguinan » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:35 am

According to IMDB it was available at one time on video. There are several clips from it on youtube.

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Re: Alice White in Lingerie (1928)

Unread post by silentfilm » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:17 am

According to the Library of Congress database, it survives at the BFI, but one reel is missing...

http://memory.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.m ... fault.html

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Re: Alice White in Lingerie (1928)

Unread post by Tommie Hicks » Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:18 pm

GOSH DARNIT! I came here thinking I'd find a jpeg of Alice White wearing lingerie.

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Re: Alice White in Lingerie (1928)

Unread post by greta de groat » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:37 pm

At least it sounds better than Richard Barthelmess in Drag.

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Re: Alice White in Lingerie (1928)

Unread post by wich2 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:07 am

I hope that at some point it was double-billed with that old classic program,

"The Marx Brothers in Selected Shorts."

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Re: Alice White in Lingerie (1928)

Unread post by wingate » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:18 am

Or Marie Dressler Caught Short.Probably because she was Reducing

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Re: Alice White in Lingerie (1928)

Unread post by Harlett O'Dowd » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:40 am

greta de groat wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:37 pm
At least it sounds better than Richard Barthelmess in Drag.

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Re: Alice White in Lingerie (1928)

Unread post by s.w.a.c. » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:02 am

Harlett O'Dowd wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:40 am
greta de groat wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:37 pm
At least it sounds better than Richard Barthelmess in Drag.
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Re: Alice White in Lingerie (1928)

Unread post by Histogram » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:21 pm

Tommie Hicks wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:18 pm
GOSH DARNIT! I came here thinking I'd find a jpeg of Alice White wearing lingerie.
A marketing gimmick from 90 years ago still works.

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Re: Alice White in Lingerie (1928)

Unread post by Danny Burk » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:34 pm

At least MGM decided against GARBO IN HEAT.

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Re: Alice White in Lingerie (1928)

Unread post by Brooksie » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:34 pm

Danny Burk wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:34 pm
At least MGM decided against GARBO IN HEAT.
... though the alternative, Garbo and Gilbert in Love, was almost as cringeworthy.

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Re: Alice White in Lingerie (1928)

Unread post by Hamilton's Grandson » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:42 pm

If you are a fan of Alice, why don't you collect stills from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 1927?.

Yes, a lost film, but there is a ton of old LC's and stills from that film when she was a co-star.
Mark Hamilton (I) is on imdb.com
Joseph Hamilton (I) is on imdb.com
Gertrude Brooke Hamilton is on imdb.com

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Re: Alice White in Lingerie (1928)

Unread post by MDJimenez » Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:24 pm

Hamilton's Grandson wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:42 pm
If you are a fan of Alice, why don't you collect stills from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 1927?.

Yes, a lost film, but there is a ton of old LC's and stills from that film when she was a co-star.
I bought the Lingerie still because it was affordable. Stills for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes tend to be expensive probably because of the Marilyn Monroe remake allows sellers to ask top dollar for them. I am a big fan of Malcolm St. Clair, the film's director, so I do keep an eye out for his work. Also, the stills I buy have to have something that attracts me to them. I haven't run across any from that film that would justify the expense in eBay; they are usually a picture of Ruth Taylor on the set, etc. and not an actual still from the film.

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Re: Alice White in Lingerie (1928)

Unread post by Hamilton's Grandson » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:09 pm

I saw a couple stills of her at Herrick Library from GPB's 1927 if you ever get a chance to visit there.

Ebay can be untouchable price wise on many of the stills that are available.

She had a small bit part in the Dove 1927, but the 4 of 8 reels I viewed at LOC last year had just a glimpse of the cast members with small parts including Alice.

Good luck with your search.
Mark Hamilton (I) is on imdb.com
Joseph Hamilton (I) is on imdb.com
Gertrude Brooke Hamilton is on imdb.com

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