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by John Bengtson
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Fun discoveries from new Laurel OR Hardy set
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Fun discoveries from new Laurel OR Hardy set

Fun discoveries from new Flicker Alley collection of solo Stan Laurel or Oliver Hardy films. No, not The Music Box steps, but Stan in 1922 in The Pest . https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/the-pest-then-and-now.jpg The full address on Cove Avenue is in the post below https://silentlo...
by John Bengtson
Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Future Chaplin Studio site in early Hollywood
Replies: 0
Views: 552

Future Chaplin Studio site in early Hollywood

Historic views of the rural Hollywood site between Sunset and De Longpre, at La Brea, that would become the Charlie Chaplin Studio. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/p15150coll2_4224_full-3.jpg Where? This post shows the exact spot, along with more time-travel views https://wp.me/p...
by John Bengtson
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Esotouric Virtual Silent Locations Webinar Tour
Replies: 0
Views: 899

Esotouric Virtual Silent Locations Webinar Tour

Sat Jan 16 @ noon https://esotouric.com/ , L.A.’s most eclectic sightseeing tour company hosts my live virtual silent cinema scavenger hunt through L.A.’s historic Westlake neighborhood. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/pages-from-silentechoeswebinar.jpg Travel in the footsteps of...
by John Bengtson
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Mary Pickford's A Beast at Bay, LAX, and those abominable bumpy roads
Replies: 1
Views: 1328

Mary Pickford's A Beast at Bay, LAX, and those abominable bumpy roads

Mary Pickford’s A Beast at Bay , directed by D.W. Griffith, portends his 1916 feature Intolerance , overlaps with later films starring Mabel Normand, Douglas Fairbanks, and Buster Keaton, and reveals the future site of LAX (!), the Los Angeles International Airport. But faint-hearted viewers in 1912...
by John Bengtson
Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Buster's Brazen Bystanders
Replies: 0
Views: 1440

Buster's Brazen Bystanders

Bystanders often appear in silent film, a charming reminder of the romance of early Hollywood. But few were more blatant than Buster’s brazen bystanders when filming Cops https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/00-buster-brazen-bystanders_page_2.jpg Is this chap channeling The Jolly Gree...
by John Bengtson
Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Nita Naldi, Jed Clampett, and Hedda’s Hollywood Appeal
Replies: 0
Views: 1900

Nita Naldi, Jed Clampett, and Hedda’s Hollywood Appeal

A remarkable episode of The Beverly Hillbillies includes an impassioned appeal by Hedda Hopper to preserve Hollywood history, while Jed attempts to atone for Mary Pickford’s vandalism by patching over her handprints at the Chinese Theater forecourt, and Miss Hathaway and Jethro Bodine channel Nita N...
by John Bengtson
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Chaplin crossword puzzle
Replies: 0
Views: 1151

Chaplin crossword puzzle

A Charlie Chaplin crossword puzzle to promote City Lights! So many fun discoveries at the Chaplin Archives https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/ch00693006-crossword-puzzle-no-answers.jpg The first clue, one across, seven letters is “First name of greatest comedian in Motion Pictures.”...
by John Bengtson
Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Ghosts of Buster, Wm. Desmond Taylor, and more
Replies: 0
Views: 908

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
Replies: 0
Views: 1062

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: 1284

Buster frozen in desert time

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

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Take care, John