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by John Bengtson
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Esotouric Virtual Silent Locations Webinar Tour
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Views: 291

Esotouric Virtual Silent Locations Webinar Tour

Sat Jan 16 @ noon https://esotouric.com/ , L.A.’s most eclectic sightseeing tour company hosts my live virtual silent cinema scavenger hunt through L.A.’s historic Westlake neighborhood. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/pages-from-silentechoeswebinar.jpg Travel in the footsteps of...
by John Bengtson
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Mary Pickford's A Beast at Bay, LAX, and those abominable bumpy roads
Replies: 1
Views: 502

Mary Pickford's A Beast at Bay, LAX, and those abominable bumpy roads

Mary Pickford’s A Beast at Bay , directed by D.W. Griffith, portends his 1916 feature Intolerance , overlaps with later films starring Mabel Normand, Douglas Fairbanks, and Buster Keaton, and reveals the future site of LAX (!), the Los Angeles International Airport. But faint-hearted viewers in 1912...
by John Bengtson
Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Buster's Brazen Bystanders
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Views: 854

Buster's Brazen Bystanders

Bystanders often appear in silent film, a charming reminder of the romance of early Hollywood. But few were more blatant than Buster’s brazen bystanders when filming Cops https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/00-buster-brazen-bystanders_page_2.jpg Is this chap channeling The Jolly Gree...
by John Bengtson
Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Nita Naldi, Jed Clampett, and Hedda’s Hollywood Appeal
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Views: 1344

Nita Naldi, Jed Clampett, and Hedda’s Hollywood Appeal

A remarkable episode of The Beverly Hillbillies includes an impassioned appeal by Hedda Hopper to preserve Hollywood history, while Jed attempts to atone for Mary Pickford’s vandalism by patching over her handprints at the Chinese Theater forecourt, and Miss Hathaway and Jethro Bodine channel Nita N...
by John Bengtson
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Chaplin crossword puzzle
Replies: 0
Views: 891

Chaplin crossword puzzle

A Charlie Chaplin crossword puzzle to promote City Lights! So many fun discoveries at the Chaplin Archives https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/ch00693006-crossword-puzzle-no-answers.jpg The first clue, one across, seven letters is “First name of greatest comedian in Motion Pictures.”...
by John Bengtson
Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Ghosts of Buster, Wm. Desmond Taylor, and more
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Views: 691

Ghosts of Buster, Wm. Desmond Taylor, and more

Ghostly Buster beside a church later lost by fire, Harold and Bebe at an abandoned home, Harold and Mabel fleeing fate at a lost train station, and innocent views before Wm. Desmond Taylor’s murder! https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/0-cops-church-05-2.jpg Destroyed by fire, the chu...
by John Bengtson
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Chaplin, Lloyd, Lyons & Moran on New High Street
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Views: 854

Chaplin, Lloyd, Lyons & Moran on New High Street

Many clear views of where Charlie Chaplin filmed The Kid and Harold Lloyd filmed From Hand to Mouth , provided by a 1917 Lyons & Moran comedy What A Clue Will Do . Just a few examples below https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/what-a-clue-will-do-frames_page_01-1.jpg https://silen...
by John Bengtson
Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Buster frozen in desert time
Replies: 0
Views: 1047

Buster frozen in desert time

Desert vistas, frozen in time – Buster Keaton and Brown Eyes in Go West (1925)

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by John Bengtson
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Lyons and Moran - 1919 Hollywood views
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Views: 1141

Lyons and Moran - 1919 Hollywood views

Imagine - Hollywood still a town, stately homes, dirt roads, orchards. Travel back to 1919, thanks to Lyons and Moran films https://ebay.to/35Eo0lA by Michael Aus. More images at link below https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/church-duo.jpg https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com...
by John Bengtson
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: CHASE! A Tribute to the Keystone Cops
Replies: 0
Views: 1229

CHASE! A Tribute to the Keystone Cops

CHASE! A Tribute to the Keystone Cops https://amzn.to/2YNtjes a major new book honors these still universally recognized icons of silent comedy with an anthology of entertaining and informative essays assembled and edited by Lon & Debra Davis. Historian Sam Gill provides the foreword, joined by ...