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by John Bengtson
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: FAST WORK (1930) locations
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Re: FAST WORK (1930) locations

Geez, Bengston posts his NEVER GIVE A SUCKER AN EVEN BREAK post here, but doesn't post the one linked to the Charley Chase set? https://silentlocations.wordpress.com/2018/02/07/charley-chase-fast-work-around-hollywood/ RICHARD M ROBERTS Thanks for posting this Richard - you beat me to the punch. Th...
by John Bengtson
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Never Give A Sucker An Even Break Car Chase
Replies: 0
Views: 141

Never Give A Sucker An Even Break Car Chase

Here's part 2 (I didn't even post part 1) of the frantic Keystone-style race to the maternity hospital concluding W.C. Fields' final starring film NGASAEB. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/never-give_312-pan.jpg https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/never-give_313-2....
by John Bengtson
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Okay-----NOW!: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME ONE 1930-31
Replies: 19
Views: 2796

Re: Okay-----NOW!: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME ONE 1930-31

THANK YOU! What a beautiful set! Charley in top form, wonderful, crisp prints, entertaining and informative commentary by RMR. Wow, what a gift to comedy fans. Thank you SO MUCH for releasing this wonderful set. What a treat! We are all truly indebted to you for making this available. Hooray!
by John Bengtson
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: The Red Kimono (1925) - comprehensive views all across LA
Replies: 0
Views: 219

The Red Kimono (1925) - comprehensive views all across LA

The Red Kimono (1925), a searing drama notably produced and written by women, captures a remarkably comprehensive visual record of early Los Angeles. From Broadway and posh gated communities to Chinatown and the amusement park piers, these settings, along with numerous stretches of still residentia...
by John Bengtson
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Pioneer Lois Weber used locations before Chaplin and Keaton
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: Pioneer Lois Weber used locations before Chaplin and Keaton

Well actually, it didn't take me that long to find the Colorado Street Bridge being used in Keystone's LOVE, SPEED AND THRILLS (released January 18, 1915) a good year before Weber: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti27vQBe6Qc look around the 12:43 mark. RICHARD M ROBERTS Thank you sir. That was/is o...
by John Bengtson
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Pioneer Lois Weber used locations before Chaplin and Keaton
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Pioneer Lois Weber used locations before Chaplin and Keaton

Years before Chaplin, Keaton, and other men would film at classic Hollywood locations, Lois Weber filmed there first! https://silentlocations.wordpress.com/2017/10/29/another-lois-weber-first-using-locations/ https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/where-are-my-children_page_2.jpg https:...
by John Bengtson
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Keaton's "What No Beer?" Barrel Avalanche
Replies: 0
Views: 436

Keaton's "What No Beer?" Barrel Avalanche

While much has been written about Keaton’s loss of control working for MGM, What No Beer? (1932), Buster's final MGM picture, contains a pure, elaborately staged “Keatonesque” moment, when Buster struggles with a truck load of beer barrels on a steep hill, recalling the avalanche scenes from his sil...
by John Bengtson
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Arbuckle and Keaton at the Biograph Studios
Replies: 0
Views: 469

Arbuckle and Keaton at the Biograph Studios

Arbuckle and Keaton filmed Oh Doctor! (1917) at the Biograph Studios 100 years ago in the Bronx, near Crotona Park. Many settings from the film are still recognizable, and even appear in the early 60s sitcom Car 54 Where Are You? https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/oh-doctor-1979-mar...
by John Bengtson
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Arbuckle and Keaton at the Arrowhead Hot Springs
Replies: 0
Views: 467

Arbuckle and Keaton at the Arrowhead Hot Springs

Roscoe Arbuckle, Al St. John, and Buster Keaton must have had special fun making their Comique film Good Night Nurse (1918), leaving their Long Beach studio behind to film certain scenes at the Arrowhead Hot Springs resort 75 miles to the east. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/pan...
by John Bengtson
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Chaplin filmed in San Jose - now a high tech company
Replies: 0
Views: 400

Chaplin filmed in San Jose - now a high tech company

One of Chaplin's first scenes upon returning to California from Chicago in January 1915 was filming A Night Out beside Chick Leddy's saloon in San Jose, still standing, and now home to a high tech company. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/a-night-out-pan-chicks.jpg Read more here ...

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