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by John Bengtson
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Nearly Last Safety Last! Joke
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Views: 125

The Nearly Last Safety Last! Joke

Harold Lloyd employed 17 downtown buildings for his “thrill” stunt climbing movies – 14 survive. The final discovery, the concluding joke of Safety Last! with Noah Young still chasing after Bill Strother, was filmed looking down at them along 2nd and Main from the extant 10-story Higgins Building. h...
by John Bengtson
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Lois Weber early Hollywood views
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Views: 172

Lois Weber early Hollywood views

Lois Weber‘s innovative and aptly titled home invasion thriller Suspense (1913) provides remarkable views of early Hollywood at the dawn of the movie industry. A young mother, home alone (also portrayed by Ms. Weber) telephones her husband working late that a tramp is breaking into their home. When ...
by John Bengtson
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Kid Brother - Close to Home at the Lasky Ranch
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Views: 190

The Kid Brother - Close to Home at the Lasky Ranch

The Criterion Collection release of Harold Lloyd's masterpiece The Kid Brother https://www.criterion.com/films/28499-the-kid-brother is loaded with special interviews, two rare shorts, and my visual essay Close to Home describing where and how the movie was staged, primarily at the Lasky Ranch. http...
by John Bengtson
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Mary Pickford's Daddy-Long-Legs Part One
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Views: 449

Mary Pickford's Daddy-Long-Legs Part One

The former Occidental College Hall of Letters has an incredible story. Abandoned in 1914, the Hall once appeared with Presidents Taft and Roosevelt, and later in Mary Pickford’s Daddy Long Legs (1919) and in Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid (1921). Mary filmed orphanage exteriors on all sides of the buildi...
by John Bengtson
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Keaton's Sherlock Schindler
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Views: 351

Keaton's Sherlock Schindler

Buster Keaton’s wild motorcycle ride in Sherlock Jr. passes by the architecturally significant Schindler House still standing on Kings Road in Los Angeles. Read more here - https://silentlocations.com/2019/08/20/buster-keatons-sherlock-schindler/ https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/s...
by John Bengtson
Sat May 25, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Keaton Studio plaque dedication - Silent Echoes
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Views: 1762

Keaton Studio plaque dedication - Silent Echoes

My brief speech at the Keaton Studio plaque dedication last June 16, 2018. I first thought the link said "Plague Bengtson!" :)

https://youtu.be/dXKIyBAhRGI

Cheers, John
by John Bengtson
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Lloyd Chaplin Pickfair and Keaton - Neighbors All
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Views: 1409

Lloyd Chaplin Pickfair and Keaton - Neighbors All

Not directly film related, but this post shows how Lloyd, Chaplin, Pickford-Fairbanks, and Keaton once all lived very close to each other. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/c-4686_8-4-view-color.jpg To decipher the image, and see further views, read more here - https://silentlocati...
by John Bengtson
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Hollywood Snapshots 1922
Replies: 0
Views: 2196

Hollywood Snapshots 1922

This Hollywood PR film https://www.filmpreservation.org/preserved-films/screening-room/hollywood-snapshots-1922# includes many unique views of early Hollywood, including street level views of the Famous Players - Lasky Studios on Vine, that I've never seen before. Lot of fun details and locations, i...
by John Bengtson
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: SOFT SHOES (1925) Harry Carey
Replies: 1
Views: 1736

Re: SOFT SHOES (1925) Harry Carey

This movie shares many historic locations appearing in films with Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, and Stan Laurel. It really is a time machine. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/soft-shoes-sfsff-1.jpg I've written a post all about it https://silentlocations.com/2018/03/23/restoratio...
by John Bengtson
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Tour 1925 Hollywood w Harry Langdon in His Marriage Wow
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Views: 1589

Tour 1925 Hollywood w Harry Langdon in His Marriage Wow

Tour 1925 Hollywood with Harry Langdon and Vernon Dent in Harry’s short comedy His Marriage Wow . https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/his-marriage-wow-12-grauman-.jpg https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/his-marriage-wow-12-grauman-1-1.jpg https://silentlocations.files...