CAMERA Comedy Clippings December 31, 1921

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings December 31, 1921

Postby Joe Moore » Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:22 am

Just one little quick Sennett related piece to post today as I have to scoot off to take care of some biz. BTW, CAMERA has no postings at all for the Sennett Studio in their usually informative "Pulse of the Studios" listings during this period.

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Pickups By The Staff


Teddy, who has become famous as a dog actor in Mack Sennett Comedies, was an active worker during the holidays in collecting funds for the Salvation Army’s Christmas benevolences. Wearing the garb of the army and carrying a tambourine he collected huge sums. (Camera Vol. 4 No. 38 p.8)

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings December 31, 1921

Postby Joe Moore » Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:17 am

Pulse of the Studios

BRUCE CARTER PROD’NS. Montague Studios. Arnold Aldrich, Casting. San Francisco.

Director: Bruce Carter Star: All Star Cameraman: Harry Rathburn Ass’t Director: Arnold Aldrich Scenarist: Staff Type: Comedy Newsettes Progress: Schedule

CENTURY FILM CORP. 6100 Sunset Blvd. Bert Sternbeck, Casting Julius Stern Gen. Mgr. Holly 96

Director: Alf Goulding Star: Lee Moran Cameraman: Jerry Ash Ass’t Director: D. Smith Scenarist: Goulding Type: Farce Comedy Progress: Schedule

Director: Fred Fishback Star: Brownie-Beby Pegg Cameraman: Zalibra Ass’t Director: L. Goodwins Scenarist: Fishback Type: Animal Comedy Progress: Schedule

Director: A. Gilstrom Star: Harry Sweat Cameraman: E. Corby Scenarist: Gilstrom Type: Comedy Progress: Starting

CHARLIE CHAPLIN STUDIO. Al Garcia, Casting. 1416 La Brea Ave. Holly 4070

Director: Charlie Chaplin Star: Charlie Chaplin Cameraman: Totheroh & Wilson Type: 3-Reel Comedy Progress: 5th Week

(Camera Vol. 4 No. 38 pg. 10)

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings December 31, 1921

Postby Joe Moore » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:17 am

Pulse of the Studios

C. L. CHESTER PROD’NS. R. Bandini, Gen. Mgr. 1438 Gower St. Holly 7140

Director: Vin Moore Star: All-Star Cameraman: K. G. MacLean Ass’t Director: Waltmeyer Scenarist: Farley Lambert Type: 2-Reel Comedy Progress: Schedule

Director: Williams-Peebles Star: Snooky Ass’t Direcor: Forrester Type: 2-Reel Comedy Progress: Schedule

CLEMENTS RICH PROD. Fine Arts Studios Holly 2805

Director: Clements Star: All-Star Cameraman: Jack Doyle Ass’t Direcor: Rich Type: Special Comedy Progress: Schedule

COMMONWEALTH MOTION PICTURE PRODUCERS. 829 E. Windsor Rd., Glendale Glen. 1933-W

Director: F. Caldwell Star: All-Star Cameraman: C. E. Peters Ass’t Director: Roxye Maes Scenarist: Caldwell Type: “No Ransom” Progress: Cutting & Editing

THE CRUELLY WED COMEDIES. Universal Studios. Holly 2500

Director: Herzig Star: Paul Weigel & Lila Leslie Ass’t Direct.: Billy Joy Scenarist: Herzig Type:2-Reel Comedies Progress: Schedule

HARTER-WALL PROD. Edward Le Veque, Casting Director. Bakersfield, Box 482

Director: L. E. Wall Star: Vera Glynn Cameraman: “Red” Marshall Ass’t Director: F. Pierce Scenarist: Staff Type: 2-Reel Comedies Progress: Schedule

Director: L. H. Davies Ass’t Director: Ed LeVeque Scenarist: Jean Crook Type: Cartoon Comedies Progress: Schedule

Director: E. LeVeque Star: “Jim” Baker Cameraman: “Bill” Ruby Ass’t Director: Chs A. Hoyt Scenarist: Chas. H. Hoyt Type: Educational & Novelties Progress: Schedule
(Camera Vol. 4 No. 38 pg. 10)

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings December 31, 1921

Postby Joe Moore » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:06 am

Pulse of the Studios

INCE, THOS. H. Horace Williams, Casting. Clark W. Thomas, Gen. Mgr. Culver City. West 62

Director: Del Andrews Star: McLean Cameraman: George Barnes Ass’t Director: Ross Lederman Scenarist: D. Andrews Type: Comedy-“The Hottentot” Progress: Finishing

LASKY STUDIOS. L. M. Goodstadt, Casting 1520 Vine St. Fred Klay, Studio Mgr. Holly 2400

Director: Al Green Star: Thomas Meighan Scenarist: Olga Printzlan Type: “The Proxy Daddy” Progress: 4th Week

Director: Philip Rosen Star: Wallace Reid Cameraman: Schoenbaum Ass’t Director: McKeown Scenarist: Byron Morgan Type: “Across the Continent” Progress: 5th Week

Director: James Cruze Star: Non Star Cameraman: Karl Brown Ass’t Director: V. Keays Scenarist: Walter Woods Type: “Is Matrimony a Failure” Progress: Finishing
(Camera Vol. 4 No. 38 pg. 10)

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings December 31, 1921

Postby Joe Moore » Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:47 am

Pulse of the Studios

LYONS, EDDIE, PROD. Berwilla Studios. Holly 157

Director: Eddie Lyons Star: Eddie Lyons Cameraman: Gosden Ass’t Director: De Rue Scenarist: Eddie Lyons Type: Comedies Progress: Schedule

MORANTE PRODUCING CO. Milburn Morante, Casting. F. D. Fowler, Gen. Mgr. Balboa Studio, Long Beach.

Director: Milburn Morante Star: Geo. Chesebro Cameraman: MacManigal Ass’t Director: Al Morante Scenarist: Victor Gibson Type: Northwest Mounted Series of 8 Progress: Cutting

MORRIS, REGGIE, PROD. Jesse D. Hampton Studio. Frank Marshall, Gen. Mgr. 579902

Director: Reggie Morris Star: All-Star Cameraman: Chick McGill Ass’t Director: H. Tenbrook Scenarist: K. Thompson Type:2-Reel Comedy Progress: Schedule

O’CONOR PRODUCTIONS. Caswell Studio. Gus Schumacher, Manager. 1107 N. Bronson Ave.

Director: Thos. LaRose Star: O’Conor Franey Cameraman: Geo. Richter Ass’t Direcor.: Chas. Lamont Scenarist: Staff Type:2-Reel Comedies Progress: Schedule

PARAGON PRODUCTIONS. T. R. Coffin, Casting. Universal Studios. Holly 2500

Director: Bruce Mitchell Star: Jack Richardson Cameraman: V. Walker Ass’t Director: H. F. MacPhearson Scenarist: T. R. Coffin Type: Feature Comedy Progress: 2nd Week
(Camera Vol. 4 No. 38 pg. 11)

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings December 31, 1921

Postby Joe Moore » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:02 am

Pulse of the Studios

ROBBINS, JESS, PROD’NS. Fine Arts Studios Holly 2805

Director: Jess Robbins Star: All-Star Cameraman: I. Reis Ass’t Direct.: G. Cleethorpe Scenarist: Ford Beebee Type: Comedy-Drama Progress: Schedule

REALART STUDIO. Miss Hallett, Casting. 201 N. Occidental. Frank E. Garbutt, Mgr. Wilshire 6622

Director: Thos. Heffron Star: Wanda Hawley Cameraman: Wm. Collins Ass’t Director: M. Laswell Scenarist: Percy Heath Type: Untitled Progress: 3rd Week

Director: Frank Urson Star: M. M. Minter Cameraman: A. Davey Ass’t Director.: M. Graham Scenarist: Harvey Thew Type: Untitled Comedy-Drama Progress: 3d Week

R-C STUDIO. Miss Hallett, Casting. S. F. Jacobs, Casting Director. Holly 2800

Director: W. A. Seiter Star: Doris May Cameraman: Bert Cann Ass’t Director: Waters Scenarist: Beatrice Van Type: “Boy Crazy” Progress: 4th Week


SCHLANK, MORRIS R. PROD. H. J. Howard, Casting. 6050 Sunset. Holly 975

Director: Al Santell Star: Eddie Barry Cameraman: Vernon Walker Ass’t Direct.: B. W. Burton Scenarist: Staff Type: Comedy Progress: Cutting
(Camera Vol. 4 No. 38 pg. 11)

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings December 31, 1921

Postby Joe Moore » Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:00 am

Pulse of the Studios

SUNSHINE COMEDIES. Low Seiler, Supervising Director. Fox Studios. Holly 3000

Director: Gil Pratt Star: Al St. John Cameraman: Depew Ass’t Direct.: Busch Type: “The Studio Rube” Progress: Schedule

Director: Blystone Star: Clyde Cook Cameraman: Turner Ass’t Direct.: Jack Blystone Type: “The Detective” Progress: Schedule

Director: Summerville Star: D. J. Savvo Cameraman: Darling Ass’t Direct.: A. Cohen Type: “The Pi-eyed Piper” Progress: Schedule

Director: Marshall Star: Harry Depp Cameraman: S. Wagner Ass’t Direct.: J. Bordeux Progress: Preparing

Director: E. Kenton Star: Chester Conklin Cameraman: Schenrich Ass’t Direct.: Arland Type: “Hold the Line” Progress: Schedule

Director: Del Lord Star: “Wardrobe” Cameraman: Anderson Type: “A Duck Romance” Progress: Schedule

UNITED STUDIOS. C. B. Collins, Casting. 53441 Melrose. M. C. Levee, President. Holly 4080

Director: Jerome Storm Star: Jackie Coogan Ass’t Direcor: W. Crinley Type: Untitled Progress: 6th Week

Director: Sidney Franklin Star: Constance Talmadge Ass’t Direcor: Spring Scenarist: Emerson-Loose Type: “The Divorcee” Progress: 6th Week
(Camera Vol. 4 No. 38 pg. 11)

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings December 31, 1921

Postby Joe Moore » Sat Sep 26, 2009 4:57 am

Pulse of the Studios

UNIVERSAL STUDIO. Fred Datig, Casting. Universal City Holly 2500

Director: Badger Star: Prevost Cameraman: Moore Ass’t Direcor: Barry Scenarist: Schroeder Type: “The Dangerous Little Demon” Progress: Cutting

VITAGRAPH STUDIO.    1708 Talmadge.   W. S. Smith, Gen. Mgr.   Holly 2131

Director: Semon-Taurog Star: Larry Semon Cameraman: Koenenkamp Ass’t Director: Roland Asher Scenarist: Staff Type: “Props” Progress: Schedule

Director: McDermott Star: Jimmy Aubrey Cameraman: Ernest Smith Ass’t Director: Pierce Scenarist: McDermott Type: Special Comedy Progress: Schedule

WARNER BROS. STUDIO. Sunset at Bronson Holly 6140

Director: Jack Warner Star: Monty Banks Cameraman: DePar Ass’t Director: Sands Roth Scenarist: Brice Type: 2-Reel Comedies Progress: Schedule

WILNAT FILMS, INC. 1329 Gordon St. Bob Reed, Bus Mgr. Holly 1918

Director: Raymaker-Smith Star: Smith Adams Cameraman: Geo. Meehan Ass’t Direct.: Mintz-Smith Scenarist: Lex Neal Type: “Hallroom Boys” Comedies Progress: Bi-Monthly

WINTHER-REYNOLDS PROD. Mayer Studio. Lincoln 2120

Director: Winther-Reynolds Star: J. B. Warner Cameraman: L. A. Corson Ass’t Direct.: E. Schellenberger Type: Comedy-Drama Progress: 4th Week
(Camera Vol. 4 No. 38 pg. 12)

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I note here that the Hallroom Boys at the end of 1921 are Sid Smith and Jimmie Adams. Does anyone know if the Smith listed as doing directing and assistant directing duties would also be Sid Smith?

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings December 31, 1921

Postby Joe Moore » Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:37 am

Pulse of the Studios-Eastern Studios

BLACKTON STUDIOS. Brooklyn, N. Y.

Director: Fisher-Fox Star: All-Star Cameraman: Frank Periguni Scenarist: Fisher Type: Comedy Progress: Schedule


MIRROR STUDIOS. Glendale, Long Island, New York Walter R. Sheridan, Casting Richmond Hill 3545

Director: Frank W. Tuttle Star: Glenn Hunter Cameraman: Fred Waller, Jr. Ass’t Director: W. R. Sheridan Scenarist: Frank W. Tuttle Type: Comedy Progress: 4th Week
(Camera Vol. 4 No. 38 pg. 13)

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings December 31, 1921

Postby Joe Moore » Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:07 am

Scenario Department

Campbell Comedies, Fine Arts Studios, are in the market for two-reel comedies featuring children and animals, submitted in synopsis form. Send scripts to the Scenario Editor and a report from them can be expected within ten days.

Christie Film Co., 6101 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif., is in the market for original stories for all-star casts, submitted in synopsis form, preferably one and two-reel farce comedies, written around young and likeable people, newlyweds, etc. Scripts should be addressed to the Scenario Department, and if unavailable will be returned after a week. (Camera Vol. 4 No. 38 pg. 18)

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Both Campbell and Christie were distributing their films through Educational at this time.

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