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by John Bengtson
Sun May 20, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Keaton's Seven Chances Alarm Clock
Replies: 0
Views: 47

Keaton's Seven Chances Alarm Clock

Late for his wedding in Seven Chances (1925), Buster Keaton must marry by 7:00 p.m. in order to inherit a fortune. But what time is it? A woozy drunkard tosses his alarm clock out the window, konking Buster on the head, beside the Cheremoya Apartments, completed in 1924 at 5987 Franklin Ave. https:/...
by John Bengtson
Sat May 19, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Surviving Sherlock Jr/Convict 13 bungalow
Replies: 0
Views: 63

The Surviving Sherlock Jr/Convict 13 bungalow

A bungalow that appears in Buster Keaton’s Sherlock Jr. (1924), and in his early short film Convict 13 (1920), is still standing today at 4908 McKinley Avenue, when it was moved 11 miles away from Buster’s studio in 1926, the third time the modest home had been moved in less than six years. https://...
by John Bengtson
Tue May 01, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HER BRIDAL NIGHTMARE (1920) Colleen Moore
Replies: 2
Views: 350

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: 375

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: 144

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: 407

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: 347

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: 613

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: 500

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: 5766

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!