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by John Bengtson
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: SOFT SHOES (1925) Harry Carey
Replies: 1
Views: 4323

Re: SOFT SHOES (1925) Harry Carey

This movie shares many historic locations appearing in films with Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, and Stan Laurel. It really is a time machine. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/soft-shoes-sfsff-1.jpg I've written a post all about it https://silentlocations.com/2018/03/23/restoratio...
by John Bengtson
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Tour 1925 Hollywood w Harry Langdon in His Marriage Wow
Replies: 0
Views: 3100

Tour 1925 Hollywood w Harry Langdon in His Marriage Wow

Tour 1925 Hollywood with Harry Langdon and Vernon Dent in Harry’s short comedy His Marriage Wow . https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/his-marriage-wow-12-grauman-.jpg https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/his-marriage-wow-12-grauman-1-1.jpg https://silentlocations.files...
by John Bengtson
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Richard Dix rooftop stunt matches Laurel & Hardy's "Liberty"
Replies: 0
Views: 2890

Richard Dix rooftop stunt matches Laurel & Hardy's "Liberty"

Richard Dix slips from a prison hospital roof in “Day of Reckoning” (1933), filmed at 939 S. Broadway, the same spot Laurel & Hardy used when scrambling around a construction site in “Liberty” (1929). What’s more, Our Gang filmed there first for “The Old Wallop” (1927), and Our Gang star Spanky ...
by John Bengtson
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: MAID IN MOROCCO (1925) Lupino Lane
Replies: 3
Views: 3344

Re: MAID IN MOROCCO (1925) Lupino Lane

Rob Farr wrote:Lane's loop-de-loop stunt at 18:31 is one of the greatest in film comedy history.


How did he do that? I'm stumped. There seems insufficient forward speed for his loop to be genuine. Was there a wire? Was there a hand-hold at the top? Thanks for pointing this out.
by John Bengtson
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Pioneer Women Filmmakers at the Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd alley
Replies: 0
Views: 2317

Pioneer Women Filmmakers at the Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd alley

One big surprise from the beautiful new Kino Lorber Blu-ray release Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers is witnessing the Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd alley in Hollywood appear in several films, each made years before the gents all filmed there. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/The-Purple-Ma...
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: 2411

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: 3803

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: 3745

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: 3745

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
Replies: 0
Views: 2534

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...