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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: 257

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
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Views: 744

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 ...
by John Bengtson
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Keaton's The Goat and Hard Luck at Westlake Park
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Views: 544

Keaton's The Goat and Hard Luck at Westlake Park

Rare vintage (and once classified) photos from the National Archives provide stunning views of early Los Angeles landscapes. Travel back to where Buster Keaton flees Big Joe Roberts in The Goat (1921) at Westlake Park, before the park was divided in two, and re-named for Gen. MacArthur. https://sile...
by John Bengtson
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Daniel Raim's Time Travelers Keaton Documentary
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Views: 771

Daniel Raim's Time Travelers Keaton Documentary

Criterion’s Blu-ray of The Cameraman (now 50% off at Barnes & Noble - hurry) features the Time Travelers bonus program by Oscar-nominated director Daniel Raim, where I lead historian Marc Wanamaker on a Hollywood tour. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2020/07/marc-buster-and-me-3_page...
by John Bengtson
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Buster Keaton Ghosts of Go West
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Views: 902

Buster Keaton Ghosts of Go West

A ghostly image from Buster Keaton’s Go West spanning 95 years at the back corner of the Binford Lofts. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2020/07/go-west-california-warehouse-jcdo-_page_5.jpg The opposite corner portrays the home of the main characters in Zooey Deschanel’s TV show New Girl...
by John Bengtson
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Caught on Camera - Keaton filming in NYC
Replies: 3
Views: 1571

Caught on Camera - Keaton filming in NYC

A tourist’s home movies show Buster Keaton filming in New York. But where, and was the crowd gathered to watch Buster, or someone else? https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/city-hall-park_page_4.jpg The images come from Kevin Brownlow’s So Funny It Hurt bonus program, part of Criterio...
by John Bengtson
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Hidden History Inside Chaplin's A Thief Catcher
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Views: 1452

Hidden History Inside Chaplin's A Thief Catcher

A bit of a repeat of Paul's post. Given the production schedules I consider Charlie Chaplin’s A Thief Catcher as likely his 4th onscreen appearance. The background of the movie shows the transformation of the Keystone Studio itself. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/0000-a-thief-ca...
by John Bengtson
Sun May 31, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Arbuckle & Keaton were here first - before Laurel & Hardy
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Views: 1249

Arbuckle & Keaton were here first - before Laurel & Hardy

Arbuckle and Keaton filmed on Culver City streets years before Laurel & Hardy, before the Roach Studio had even opened. Full details and many more time travel photos inside. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/arbuckle-and-keaton-filmed-on-culver-city-streets-years-before-laurel....
by John Bengtson
Thu May 28, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Roscoe Arbuckle Cameo in Our Hospitality----NOT!
Replies: 6
Views: 2186

Re: Roscoe Arbuckle Cameo in Our Hospitality----NOT!

https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/buster-and-natalie_page_1.jpg A continuous take, Natalie and the other person exit the carriage in turn, both land solidly on the ground, and all three actors smoothly cross each other's paths. At right, Buster's legs (box) as he helps Natalie dow...
by John Bengtson
Thu May 28, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Roscoe Arbuckle Cameo in Our Hospitality----NOT!
Replies: 6
Views: 2186

Re: Roscoe Arbuckle Cameo in Our Hospitality----NOT!

https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/side-by-side_page_1.jpg The Hayseed (1919) at left. Each person is standing full height. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/hey-pop-1932-at-left-smooth-mouth.jpg At left, Roscoe in Hey Pop (1932).