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Re: Gallery of Mastheads

Unread post by s.w.a.c. » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:52 am

MaryGH wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:35 pm
Fun trivia:

Both Jean Arthur and Tom Tyler were born by Lake Champlain in upstate NY: she in Plattsburgh, he in Port Henry.
Which is very close to the Canadian border (I've driven up that way several times en route to Montreal via New England), but no maple-flavoured cigar.
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Re: Gallery of Mastheads

Unread post by Jim Roots » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:24 am

s.w.a.c. wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:52 am
MaryGH wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:35 pm
Fun trivia:

Both Jean Arthur and Tom Tyler were born by Lake Champlain in upstate NY: she in Plattsburgh, he in Port Henry.
Which is very close to the Canadian border (I've driven up that way several times en route to Montreal via New England), but no maple-flavoured cigar.
Should we allow them a bag of ketchup potato chips, Stephen? Or at least a Crispy Crunch bar?

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Re: Gallery of Mastheads

Unread post by s.w.a.c. » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:22 am

Jim Roots wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:24 am
s.w.a.c. wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:52 am
MaryGH wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:35 pm
Fun trivia:

Both Jean Arthur and Tom Tyler were born by Lake Champlain in upstate NY: she in Plattsburgh, he in Port Henry.
Which is very close to the Canadian border (I've driven up that way several times en route to Montreal via New England), but no maple-flavoured cigar.
Should we allow them a bag of ketchup potato chips, Stephen? Or at least a Crispy Crunch bar?
Sadly, due to my feelings about Nestle I've sworn off Crispy Crunch, but maybe they could have some Vachon cakes? There's probably already a Tim Hortons in Plattsburg at this point.
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Unread post by Mike Gebert » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:47 pm

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Laurel and Hardy were on the third masthead ever, but it seems appropriate to honor them (and Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly) as they appear in theaters right now in Stan & Ollie, which we talk about mainly here, as well as here.
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Unread post by Dean Thompson » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:14 pm

Mike, what a lovely and heartwarming picture. It's enough to bring a tear to the eye.

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Unread post by Donald Binks » Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:33 am

OLLIE: Now, see if you can pour the tea without spilling it! Hmmm!
STAN: But, I didn't mean to spill it!

Nice to see Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy given some prominence. They bring some sanity to a mad world.
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Unread post by NotSoSilent » Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:15 am

Love it, love it, love it! This will bring a smile to my face all month long!

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Unread post by s.w.a.c. » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:09 am

I'm drinking a mug of Earl Grey as I spy the new masthead for the first time. Cheers! *clink*
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Unread post by CoffeeDan » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:17 am

I teared up when I saw this, too. It reminded me of many things, chief among them that Stan and Ollie were good friends in real life as well as on the screen, and they were never happier than when they were making millions laugh. And when our fair city had the honor of hosting the 2018 international meeting of their fan club, the Sons of the Desert, I saw the same camaraderie among their fans, from all over the world.

I hope their legacy of laughter never dies.

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Unread post by Jim Roots » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:32 pm

And best of all, they're both Canadians!

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Unread post by Donald Binks » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:37 pm

Jim Roots wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:32 pm
And best of all, they're both Canadians!

Jim
I suppose you'll enlighten us Jim on how you came to this conclusion?
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she won't polish them..."You know what she's like." So I said:..."

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Unread post by Jim Roots » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:09 pm

Donald Binks wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:37 pm
Jim Roots wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:32 pm
And best of all, they're both Canadians!

Jim
I suppose you'll enlighten us Jim on how you came to this conclusion?
Through Socratic logic, Donald:

All Canadians are hilarious.
Laurel and Hardy are hilarious.
Therefore, Laurel and Hardy are Canadians.

Jim

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Unread post by s.w.a.c. » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:10 pm

Jim Roots wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:09 pm
All Canadians are hilarious.
I'm pretty sure that my posts are evidence to the contrary, but I like the way you think.
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Unread post by Donald Binks » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:11 pm

Jim Roots wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:09 pm
Donald Binks wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:37 pm
Jim Roots wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:32 pm
And best of all, they're both Canadians!

Jim
I suppose you'll enlighten us Jim on how you came to this conclusion?
Through Socratic logic, Donald:

All Canadians are hilarious.
Laurel and Hardy are hilarious.
Therefore, Laurel and Hardy are Canadians.

Jim
I'll vote for you when you stand for office Jim! :D
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she won't polish them..."You know what she's like." So I said:..."

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Unread post by Agnes » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:48 pm

Jim Roots wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:09 pm
Donald Binks wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:37 pm
Jim Roots wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:32 pm
And best of all, they're both Canadians!

Jim
I suppose you'll enlighten us Jim on how you came to this conclusion?
Through Socratic logic, Donald:

All Canadians are hilarious.
Laurel and Hardy are hilarious.
Therefore, Laurel and Hardy are Canadians.

Jim
One was a Brit, & the other was from GA.
I don't think all Canadians are hilarious...they might all be cold at this point.

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Unread post by Jim Roots » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:17 am

Agnes wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:48 pm
Jim Roots wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:09 pm
Donald Binks wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:37 pm


I suppose you'll enlighten us Jim on how you came to this conclusion?
Through Socratic logic, Donald:

All Canadians are hilarious.
Laurel and Hardy are hilarious.
Therefore, Laurel and Hardy are Canadians.

Jim
One was a Brit, & the other was from GA.
I don't think all Canadians are hilarious...they might all be cold at this point.

Agnes
Both of my sons are out there in the snowstorm right now, shovelling snow while wearing shorts and t-shirts.

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Unread post by Donald Binks » Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:02 pm

Jim Roots wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:17 am


Both of my sons are out there in the snowstorm right now, shovelling snow while wearing shorts and t-shirts.

Jim
You're right! Canadians ARE hilarious!
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she won't polish them..."You know what she's like." So I said:..."

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Unread post by Mike Gebert » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:11 pm

Today's sad news about Ron Hutchinson warrants a masthead in honor of his work as the founder of The Vitaphone Project, work he shared with all of us including as a member here.

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Please post in the dedicated thread to his memory here.
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Unread post by rudyfan » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:16 pm

Mike, this is lovely and so well deserved. 😢 a sad day for film prservation
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Unread post by LouieD » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:24 pm

Agreed. And the thing is, he did this in his spare time. RIP Ron, one of the greats.

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Unread post by boblipton » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:22 am

Nice lady! I wonder why Mike put George Steven’s mother-in-law on the masthead this morning.

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Unread post by Mike Gebert » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:23 am

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If you've gotten your Alice Howell DVD from Ben Model's Kickstarter, then you recognize this month's star—one of the most successful comediennes, "the girl Charlie Chaplin" as she was often dubbed. She made 100 or so films, though the ones on the DVD are among the only survivors among her starring work. Interestingly, though she came from "low" comedy her family eventually moved up in the Hollywood world—the first head of the AFI was George Stevens Jr,., her grandson. Here's her page at the Women Film Pioneers Project.

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Unread post by s.w.a.c. » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:15 pm

Mine got popped in the mail a day or so ago, can't wait to watch it!
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Unread post by Jim Roots » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:44 pm

Mike Gebert wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:23 am
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If you've gotten your Alice Howell DVD from Ben Model's Kickstarter, then you recognize this month's star—one of the most successful comediennes, "the girl Charlie Chaplin" as she was often dubbed. She made 100 or so films, though the ones on the DVD are among the only survivors among her starring work. Interestingly, though she came from "low" comedy her family eventually moved up in the Hollywood world—the first head of the AFI was George Stevens Jr,., her grandson. Here's her page at the Women Film Pioneers Project.

I got my DVD the day before yesterday, so time to crack it open and watch a few...
And best of all, she's a Canad--!!! No, wait, she isn't. Forget I said that.

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Unread post by boblipton » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:53 pm

Jim Roots wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:44 pm
Mike Gebert wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:23 am
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If you've gotten your Alice Howell DVD from Ben Model's Kickstarter, then you recognize this month's star—one of the most successful comediennes, "the girl Charlie Chaplin" as she was often dubbed. She made 100 or so films, though the ones on the DVD are among the only survivors among her starring work. Interestingly, though she came from "low" comedy her family eventually moved up in the Hollywood world—the first head of the AFI was George Stevens Jr,., her grandson. Here's her page at the Women Film Pioneers Project.

I got my DVD the day before yesterday, so time to crack it open and watch a few...
And best of all, she's a Canad--!!! No, wait, she isn't. Forget I said that.

Jim
Is it July already? Chilly for the month.

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Unread post by Mike Gebert » Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:38 pm

Canada is just one of the 50 states, Jim, we have to make room for West Dakota and Wydaho, too.
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Mike Gebert wrote:
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Canada is just one of the 50 states, Jim, we have to make room for West Dakota and Wydaho, too.
According to one woman I was on a jury with last, year, you're also neglecting Mexico and Puerto Rico among the states. I don't know what she thinks about Guam. She may feel about it the way Grudge feels about Toledo Ohio in one of Stan Freberg's Dragnet spoofs.

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Unread post by Brooksie » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:07 pm

As one of the board's token Australians, I feel duty bound to make a case for an Australian masthead one of these days. It's the 100th anniversary of The Sentimental Bloke (1919) in October; meanwhile there's been a bit of discussion about the McDonagh sisters around these parts recently, as well as a 90th anniversary restoration of their only fully surviving film.

Or perhaps us colonials should split the difference and have a masthead honouring Freedonia, Ruritania, or Bacteria? :lol:

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Unread post by Donald Binks » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:48 pm

Brooksie wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:07 pm
As one of the board's token Australians, I feel duty bound to make a case for an Australian masthead one of these days. It's the 100th anniversary of The Sentimental Bloke (1919) in October; meanwhile there's been a bit of discussion about the McDonagh sisters around these parts recently, as well as a 90th anniversary restoration of their only fully surviving film.

Or perhaps us colonials should split the difference and have a masthead honouring Freedonia, Ruritania, or Bacteria? :lol:
I'll drink to that! (then again I'll drink to anything! :D )

However I doubt whether our American cousins would be able to understand the Edwardian Australian slang of C.J. Dennis as is evident in the inter-titles of "The Sentimental Bloke"? I'd say a lot of present-day Australians would profess some difficulty as well.
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Unread post by Jim Roots » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:35 am

Brooksie wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:07 pm
As one of the board's token Australians, I feel duty bound to make a case for an Australian masthead one of these days. It's the 100th anniversary of The Sentimental Bloke (1919) in October; meanwhile there's been a bit of discussion about the McDonagh sisters around these parts recently, as well as a 90th anniversary restoration of their only fully surviving film.

Or perhaps us colonials should split the difference and have a masthead honouring Freedonia, Ruritania, or Bacteria? :lol:
Sorry, but October is my birthday month, therefore Mike is contractually obligated to put a Canadian on the masthead that month.

I'll be sending you my Photoshopped portrait soon, Mike.

Jim

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