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by John Bengtson
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Caught on Camera - Keaton filming in NYC
Replies: 1
Views: 128

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
Replies: 0
Views: 305

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
Replies: 0
Views: 496

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: 1153

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: 1153

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).
by John Bengtson
Sat May 16, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Harold Lloyd’s Earliest Days Filming in Edendale
Replies: 0
Views: 554

Harold Lloyd’s Earliest Days Filming in Edendale

Everything is connected. After a brief stint at Keystone, Harold Lloyd returned to Edendale to make early movies at the Norbig Studio – even filming at the same corner as Roscoe Arbuckle. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/00000o-the-turreted-building.jpg Read more to see great phot...
by John Bengtson
Sun May 03, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THERE HE GOES (1925) Harry Langdon excerpt
Replies: 1
Views: 1846

Re: THERE HE GOES (1925) Harry Langdon excerpt

Thanks for posting this. Langdon filmed this at the now lost home of J. Ross Clark.

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by John Bengtson
Sun May 03, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: More backlot scenes from Keaton's Our Hospitality
Replies: 0
Views: 1998

More backlot scenes from Keaton's Our Hospitality

Peek over the future Paramount studio fence to see where Buster Keaton filmed many Our Hospitality scenes - including the waterfall rescue and Natalie’s down South home town. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/000-pages-from-our-hospitality-twitter-2.jpg There are many details revea...
by John Bengtson
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Harold Lloyd in ON THE BEAM - 1921 Mutoscope
Replies: 5
Views: 1829

Re: Harold Lloyd in ON THE BEAM - 1921 Mutoscope

Hi Ed - thanks for posting this. I saw this too at the Musee Mecanique near Fisherman's Wharf in SF.

https://museemecanique.com/

Cheers, John
by John Bengtson
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Why Keaton Hides the Santa Monica Pier in The Cameraman
Replies: 1
Views: 975

Why Keaton Hides the Santa Monica Pier in The Cameraman

Buster Keaton filmed an elaborate soaked-in-the-rain automobile tracking shot during The Cameraman on the Santa Monica Pier. Yet nothing during the sequence betrays it was filmed on a pier. Why film at such extraordinary site but hide it from the audience? My only thought – somehow easy access to oc...