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by John Bengtson
Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Ghosts of Buster, Wm. Desmond Taylor, and more
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Views: 238

Ghosts of Buster, Wm. Desmond Taylor, and more

Ghostly Buster beside a church later lost by fire, Harold and Bebe at an abandoned home, Harold and Mabel fleeing fate at a lost train station, and innocent views before Wm. Desmond Taylor’s murder! https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/0-cops-church-05-2.jpg Destroyed by fire, the chu...
by John Bengtson
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Chaplin, Lloyd, Lyons & Moran on New High Street
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Views: 551

Chaplin, Lloyd, Lyons & Moran on New High Street

Many clear views of where Charlie Chaplin filmed The Kid and Harold Lloyd filmed From Hand to Mouth , provided by a 1917 Lyons & Moran comedy What A Clue Will Do . Just a few examples below https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/what-a-clue-will-do-frames_page_01-1.jpg https://silen...
by John Bengtson
Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Buster frozen in desert time
Replies: 0
Views: 797

Buster frozen in desert time

Desert vistas, frozen in time – Buster Keaton and Brown Eyes in Go West (1925)

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by John Bengtson
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Lyons and Moran - 1919 Hollywood views
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Views: 871

Lyons and Moran - 1919 Hollywood views

Imagine - Hollywood still a town, stately homes, dirt roads, orchards. Travel back to 1919, thanks to Lyons and Moran films https://ebay.to/35Eo0lA by Michael Aus. More images at link below https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/church-duo.jpg https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com...
by John Bengtson
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: CHASE! A Tribute to the Keystone Cops
Replies: 0
Views: 973

CHASE! A Tribute to the Keystone Cops

CHASE! A Tribute to the Keystone Cops https://amzn.to/2YNtjes a major new book honors these still universally recognized icons of silent comedy with an anthology of entertaining and informative essays assembled and edited by Lon & Debra Davis. Historian Sam Gill provides the foreword, joined by ...
by John Bengtson
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Keaton's The Goat and Hard Luck at Westlake Park
Replies: 0
Views: 778

Keaton's The Goat and Hard Luck at Westlake Park

Rare vintage (and once classified) photos from the National Archives provide stunning views of early Los Angeles landscapes. Travel back to where Buster Keaton flees Big Joe Roberts in The Goat (1921) at Westlake Park, before the park was divided in two, and re-named for Gen. MacArthur. https://sile...
by John Bengtson
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Daniel Raim's Time Travelers Keaton Documentary
Replies: 0
Views: 1007

Daniel Raim's Time Travelers Keaton Documentary

Criterion’s Blu-ray of The Cameraman (now 50% off at Barnes & Noble - hurry) features the Time Travelers bonus program by Oscar-nominated director Daniel Raim, where I lead historian Marc Wanamaker on a Hollywood tour. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2020/07/marc-buster-and-me-3_page...
by John Bengtson
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Buster Keaton Ghosts of Go West
Replies: 0
Views: 1135

Buster Keaton Ghosts of Go West

A ghostly image from Buster Keaton’s Go West spanning 95 years at the back corner of the Binford Lofts. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2020/07/go-west-california-warehouse-jcdo-_page_5.jpg The opposite corner portrays the home of the main characters in Zooey Deschanel’s TV show New Girl...
by John Bengtson
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Caught on Camera - Keaton filming in NYC
Replies: 3
Views: 1895

Caught on Camera - Keaton filming in NYC

A tourist’s home movies show Buster Keaton filming in New York. But where, and was the crowd gathered to watch Buster, or someone else? https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/city-hall-park_page_4.jpg The images come from Kevin Brownlow’s So Funny It Hurt bonus program, part of Criterio...
by John Bengtson
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Hidden History Inside Chaplin's A Thief Catcher
Replies: 0
Views: 1659

Hidden History Inside Chaplin's A Thief Catcher

A bit of a repeat of Paul's post. Given the production schedules I consider Charlie Chaplin’s A Thief Catcher as likely his 4th onscreen appearance. The background of the movie shows the transformation of the Keystone Studio itself. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/0000-a-thief-ca...