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by John Bengtson
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Chaplin The Kid - every scene now identified
Replies: 0
Views: 10

Chaplin The Kid - every scene now identified

Every scene from the beginning of Chaplin’s The Kid (1921) is now identified. He blended scenes filmed in Hollywood, south of the Plaza, and north of downtown on New High Street, where Harold Lloyd filmed, all in these brief scenes. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/plaza-view-west...
by John Bengtson
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Keaton's Bungalow Just East of MGM
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Keaton's Bungalow Just East of MGM

These and other fun publicity photos of Buster were filmed on Grant Avenue in front of the bungalow Keaton rented just outside of MGM, before they built the Keaton’s Kennel dressing rooms for him on the studio lot. That's a former Culver City mortuary at back visible through Keaton's tennis racket. ...
by John Bengtson
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: More on His Day Out - Oliver Hardy filmed at the Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd alley
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Re: More on His Day Out - Oliver Hardy filmed at the Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd alley

I may post this some day, but Billy West filmed Don't Be Foolish beside this two story home that once stood on Cosmo at the east end of the Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd alley. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/dont-be-foolish-billy-west-internet-archive-13.jpg It appears in Keaton's Neighb...
by John Bengtson
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: More on His Day Out - Oliver Hardy filmed at the Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd alley
Replies: 3
Views: 575

More on His Day Out - Oliver Hardy filmed at the Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd alley

Oliver Hardy and Colleen Moore also filmed by the Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd alley in Hollywood, across the street. It’s amazing how everyone filmed on this one block. Here's Hardy in Billy West's Chaplin knock-off His Day Out (1918). Thanks Richard for letting us know about this film being online (see re...
by John Bengtson
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Buster and WC beside the same Astoria apartment
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Views: 330

Buster and WC beside the same Astoria apartment

Buster Keaton and W.C. Fields filmed movies beside the same Astoria apartment building nine years apart. They literally faced each other onscreen. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/the-chemist-running-wild-pan.jpg Read more about Keaton’s The Chemist (1936) and Fields’ Running Wild...
by John Bengtson
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Buster Keaton's Blue Blazes (1936) in Astoria
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Re: Buster Keaton's Blue Blazes (1936) in Astoria

D'oh - of course he filmed three in Astoria. But Mixed Magic didn't have any identifiable exteriors, and hence purged from my frontal lobes.

John
by John Bengtson
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Buster Keaton's Blue Blazes (1936) in Astoria
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Buster Keaton's Blue Blazes (1936) in Astoria

Keaton filmed two Educational shorts in 1936 at the former Paramount studio located at 35th Ave. and 35th St. This overview shows several shots, still with confirming buildings, filmed along 34th Ave. just north of the studio. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/00-07-blue-blazes-34t...
by John Bengtson
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Buster Keaton's Kennel on the MGM lot
Replies: 3
Views: 756

Re: Buster Keaton's Kennel on the MGM lot

The full aerial photos, and Sanborn maps, show that Grant Ave. ran ~ east west, for a short block terminating at Madison to the east, which ran ~ north south. Madison had a funeral home on the SW corner of Grant, and a gas station, but no homes. I can't account for Harold's recollection, but as I me...
by John Bengtson
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Buster Keaton's Kennel on the MGM lot
Replies: 3
Views: 756

Buster Keaton's Kennel on the MGM lot

Buster Keaton's Kennel on the MGM lot was likely built in late 1930. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/p1-1-018-kennel-box.jpg This photo shows the back of the Kennel, and part of the New York set where he filmed The Cameraman (1928). You can read all about the Kennel below https:/...
by John Bengtson
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: W.C. Fields, Louise Brooks, It's The Old Army Game fully indentified
Replies: 0
Views: 999

W.C. Fields, Louise Brooks, It's The Old Army Game fully indentified

I've really enjoyed the new Blu-ray release of W. C. Fields and Louise Brooks in It's The Old Army Game (1926). There were so many details and locations that I ended up doing six posts about it. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/old-army-game-55.jpg The latest post covers Fields fi...