Steve Massa wrote:Hi Joe
They were 2 reelers. Here's a listing for the series from the 4/1923 Motion Picture News Booking Guide (pg. 82):
"HOLLYWOOD COMEDIES. Produced by L.K.C. Productions. Distributed by Selznick Distributing Corp. Starring Alice Howell & Chester Conklin. Directed by Fred Caldwell. Length, 2 reels.
Bishop of Hollywood, The. Released February 15, 1924
Cream of Hollywood, The. Released January 15, 1924
Elite of Hollywood, The. Released November 15, 1923
Sheik of Hollywood, The. Released December 15, 1923."
I've seen THE SHEIK OF HOLLYWOOD which stars Caldwell, Gale Henry and Victor Potel. It wasn't so hot, but another I saw, which the BFI calls A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD, was much better. This one had Gale Henry, Hank Mann, and Buddy the dog. There was some good business, and Gale & Hank worked well together. Not sure what the orginal title is on this one as I've never found any reviews with synopsis on these. I know it wasn't THE ELITE OF HOLLYWOOD as we have some photos from that one at the Library for the Performing Arts and it stars Alice Howell and Victor Potel. Brent Walker told me that he saw one on nitrate at UCLA that was labeled OIL WELL COMEDY. It starred Alice Howell, so it might be THE ELITE OF HOLLYWOOD.
I've also seen the Caldwell feature, NIGHT LIFE IN HOLLYWOOD, that's referred to at the top of the item. It's about a hick who comes to Hollywood and goes to the homes of his favorite stars. It's pretty much a glorified travelogue, but Gale Henry has some funny moments.
Steve Massa wrote:Richard
In the photos we have from THE ELITE OF HOLLYWOOD Alice has a nicely bobbed 20s style hair-do, and there seems to be some business that involves shooting a movie on somebody's front lawn. Does that sound at all like the UCLA film?
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