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by John Bengtson
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Surviving Keaton Studio Neighbor
Replies: 0
Views: 239

The Surviving Keaton Studio Neighbor

A few modest bungalows built in 1922 that once stood across the street from the Keaton Studio were relocated, and are still standing today. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/2balloona-crop-pan.jpg Read more here: https://silentlocations.wordpress.com/2018/03/12/the-surviving-keaton...
by John Bengtson
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Surviving Chaplin - The Circus tree
Replies: 1
Views: 237

The Surviving Chaplin - The Circus tree

A massive oak tree that witnessed, and appears in, the finale to Charlie Chaplin's The Circus (1928) still stands on Verdugo Road in Glendale. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/circus-end-large-labels-crop2.jpg https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/920-n-verdugo-road-...
by John Bengtson
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: FAST WORK (1930) locations
Replies: 1
Views: 482

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: 356

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: 21
Views: 4976

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: 422

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: 480

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: 480

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: 578

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: 582

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...