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by John Bengtson
Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Why Houdini filmed at a particular Hollywood alley
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Why Houdini filmed at a particular Hollywood alley

Find out why Houdini filmed at a Hollywood alley later used by Chaplin, Keaton, and Lloyd.

https://silentlocations.wordpress.com/2015/12/19/houdini-the-grim-game-more-hollywood-connections/

Cheers, John
by John Bengtson
Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Keaton and Houdini connections on film
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Views: 1688

Keaton and Houdini connections on film

Buster Keaton dedicated his most famous short film Cops (1922) to Harry Houdini, the man Keaton credits as giving him his name. Remarkably, Cops was filmed at three places where Houdini filmed The Grim Game in 1919. https://silentlocations.wordpress.com/2015/11/19/houdini-keaton-the-grim-game-cops/ ...
by John Bengtson
Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Chaplin - Sinatra - The Pilgrim - Noir
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Views: 1597

Chaplin - Sinatra - The Pilgrim - Noir

Where Chaplin and Frank Sinatra would later appear in The Pilgrim (1923) and Suddenly (1954).

https://silentlocations.wordpress.com/2015/08/08/chaplin-sinatra-the-pilgrim-and-noir/

Cheers, John
by John Bengtson
Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Groucho, Duck Soup, and Buster Keaton
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Views: 3118

Groucho, Duck Soup, and Buster Keaton

TCM is airing Duck Soup tonight. It was filmed at the Jewett estate where Keaton filmed Cops and Born to Kill was also filmed. You can see the connections here https://silentlocations.wordpress.com/2015/07/05/groucho-buster-and-noir-at-the-pasadena-jewett-estate/

Cheers, John
by John Bengtson
Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: City Lights downtown and Wilshire Blvd tour
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Views: 1769

City Lights downtown and Wilshire Blvd tour

From this link you can download a PDF tour of the many downtown and Wilshire Boulevard film locations appearing in Chaplin's City Lights . The tour starts at the Los Angeles Theater at 615 S. Broadway, where the movie had its world premiere. https://silentlocations.wordpress.com/2015/06/08/charlie-c...
by John Bengtson
Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Travel Channel visits Chaplin Hollywood
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Views: 1858

Travel Channel visits Chaplin Hollywood

The Travel Channel visits Chaplin Hollywood film locations this Monday night in a piece called Tramping Through Hollywood . I haven't seen it, but consulted with the producers. http://www.travelchannel.com/shows/time-traveling-with-brian-unger/episodes/monuments-man-and-tramping-through-hollywood Ch...
by John Bengtson
Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Birth of A Nation - Three Stooges - 100 year old trees
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The Birth of A Nation - Three Stooges - 100 year old trees

Certain trees appearing 100 years ago during the battle scenes from The Birth of A Nation , and 80 years ago with the Three Stooges, remain standing today at Forest Lawn. https://silentlocations.wordpress.com/2015/04/17/the-three-stooges-birth-of-a-nation-forest-lawn-trees/ Cheers, John
by John Bengtson
Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: The Birth of A Nation - Three Stooges - 100 year old trees
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Views: 2513

The Birth of A Nation - Three Stooges - 100 year old trees

Certain trees appearing 100 years ago during the battle scenes from The Birth of A Nation , and 80 years ago with the Three Stooges, remain standing today at Forest Lawn. https://silentlocations.wordpress.com/2015/04/17/the-three-stooges-birth-of-a-nation-forest-lawn-trees/ Cheers, John
by John Bengtson
Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Cagney's G Men and Keaton's One Week
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Views: 1689

Cagney's G Men and Keaton's One Week

This post shows the car chase in James Cagney's "G" Men took place in Inglewood, beside where Buster Keaton filmed the climax to One Week beside the Inglewood train station 15 years earlier. https://silentlocations.wordpress.com/2015/04/06/cagney-and-keaton-crossing-paths-in-inglewood/ Che...
by John Bengtson
Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: New discoveries from Laurel & Hardy Perfect Day
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Views: 3571

New discoveries from Laurel & Hardy Perfect Day

Here are several new location discoveries from the 1929 Laurel & Hardy short film Perfect Day . The home at 3120 Vera Ave. is one of the most famous L&H locations, but they ended up filming many other scenes close by. https://silentlocations.wordpress.com/2015/03/21/how-laurel-hardy-filmed-p...