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by John Bengtson
Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:09 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Amazing new Keaton footage in My Wife's Relations
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Amazing new Keaton footage in My Wife's Relations

The new Lobster restored version of Buster’s My Wife’s Relations shows an astonishing new Keaton stunt, Buster’s return visit to a classic apartment house, and yet another example of Buster filming at the Cahuenga-Cosmo alley in Hollywood. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/my-wives...
by John Bengtson
Thu May 05, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: How Harold Lloyd filmed Bumping Into Broadway
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Views: 1494

How Harold Lloyd filmed Bumping Into Broadway

Several early views of old Los Angeles appear during Bumping Into Broadway (1919), some long demolished, others still standing 97 years later. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7572/26571124940_44ec6385a6_c.jpg Bumping Broadway Cleveland scene_Page_08 by SilentEchoes57 , on Flickr https://silentlocatio...
by John Bengtson
Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Buster filming Cops on Santa Monica Blvd.
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Views: 1651

Buster filming Cops on Santa Monica Blvd.

My latest post shows how Buster filmed a scene from Cops traveling east down Santa Monica Boulevard past Gower, just blocks from his small studio. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1701/26466823891_69acc8702a_z.jpg Drug Pan 2 by SilentEchoes57 , on Flickr https://silentlocations.wordpress.com/2016/04/1...
by John Bengtson
Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Six new Chaplin - Keaton locations in one 1920 aerial photo
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Views: 1508

Six new Chaplin - Keaton locations in one 1920 aerial photo

Charlie Chaplin filmed his Mutual comedy shorts (1916-17) at the same small studio where Buster Keaton later filmed his independent shorts and features (1920-28). A rediscovered 1920 aerial photo reveals six new locations used by Chaplin and Keaton. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1637/25366541814_e8...
by John Bengtson
Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: How Mabel Normand filmed her rooftop stunt in Mickey
Replies: 5
Views: 3468

Re: How Mabel Normand filmed her rooftop stunt in Mickey

MICKEY was started on the East Coast, and went through lots of footage and directors (inclusing James Young, J. Farrell McDonald, and Arvid Gillstrom before F. Richard Jones took over and finished it), Production lasted nearly a year with shooting commencing from Summer of 1916 to Spring of 1917, w...
by John Bengtson
Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: How Mabel Normand filmed her rooftop stunt in Mickey
Replies: 5
Views: 3468

Re: How Mabel Normand filmed her rooftop stunt in Mickey

MICKEY was shot all over the place, the racetrack scenes were shot in Phoenix, Arizona at the old Fairgrounds grandstand. RICHARD M ROBERTS Thanks Richard - I didn't know they filmed out of state. Do you know why they filmed in Arizona? I have read that the mountain lake scenes were filmed near LA ...
by John Bengtson
Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: How Mabel Normand filmed her rooftop stunt in Mickey
Replies: 5
Views: 3468

How Mabel Normand filmed her rooftop stunt in Mickey

Read how Mabel Normand cleverly staged a rooftop stunt for her 1918 feature Mickey on a classic Bunker Hill building years before Harold Lloyd filmed his own stunts for Safety Last. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/mickey-pan-03.jpg https://silentlocations.wordpress.com/2016/03/07...
by John Bengtson
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Chaplin in the warehouse district 100 years ago
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Views: 1573

Chaplin in the warehouse district 100 years ago

Charlie filmed this scene from Work (1915) over 100 years ago in the old produce warehouse section of downtown. Thanks to the amazing clarity of the Essanay Blu-ray restoration from Flicker Alley, we can now see where he filmed, less than a mile from the Bradbury Mansion studio where he made the res...
by John Bengtson
Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Roscoe Arbuckle's Safety Last! stunt filmed before Harold's
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Views: 1736

Roscoe Arbuckle's Safety Last! stunt filmed before Harold's

Roscoe Arbuckle hung from a building in downtown Los Angeles filming The Life of the Party in 1920, more than a year before Harold Lloyd filmed scenes from Never Weaken in 1921, while featuring views of buildings Harold would use filming Safety Last! in 1923. https://silentlocations.wordpress.com/20...
by John Bengtson
Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: SOMEBODY'S WIDOW (1918) Strand Comedy with Billie Rhodes
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Views: 2153

Re: SOMEBODY'S WIDOW (1918) Strand Comedy with Billie Rhodes

This was filmed in front of the Beverly Hills Hotel, appearing in Chaplin's The Idle Class, and Lloyd's A Sailor-Made Man, and near Castle Rock, a very popular beach location, where Chaplin filmed The Adventurer. https://silentlocations.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/how-charlie-chaplin-filmed-the-adventu...