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by John Bengtson
Tue May 01, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HER BRIDAL NIGHTMARE (1920) Colleen Moore
Replies: 2
Views: 3291

Re: HER BRIDAL NIGHTMARE (1920) Colleen Moore

What a time machine. I've written over a dozen posts and tours explaining how more silent films were shot on Cahuenga south of Hollywood Blvd. than at any other spot in town. This early 1920 film has many, many scenes filmed on Cahuenga, including a full panoramic shot on Cahuenga between Selma and ...
by John Bengtson
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: AL LITTLE CYCLING BEFORE BREAKFAST WITH AL ST JOHN (1925)
Replies: 1
Views: 2938

Re: AL LITTLE CYCLING BEFORE BREAKFAST WITH AL ST JOHN (1925)

Great view of the Educational Studios - you can see the lamp logo painted on the back wall
by John Bengtson
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Stan & Ollie meet Starsky & Hutch
Replies: 0
Views: 2758

Stan & Ollie meet Starsky & Hutch

Guest blogger Jim Dallape, creator with Robert Winslow of the remarkable Hal Roach Studios Backlot Tour, http://www.lordheath.com/menu1_1240.html https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/6.png reports how TV’s Starsky & Hutch and Charlie’s Angles filmed in the same places as Laurel &a...
by John Bengtson
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Surviving Keaton Studio Neighbor
Replies: 0
Views: 2988

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: 2773

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: 3875

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: 3631

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: 29347

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: 4787

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: 3635

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...