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by John Bengtson
Sun Apr 03, 2022 11:16 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Buster Keaton's riverbank footsteps - Steamboat Bill, Jr.
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Views: 460

Buster Keaton's riverbank footsteps - Steamboat Bill, Jr.

Buster Keaton filmed Steamboat Bill, Jr. in Sacramento, along the west bank of the Sacramento River, across from what is now Discovery Park, barely a mile from the State Capitol Building. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2022/03/steamboat-pan-04-side-by-side.jpg This post shows exactly wh...
by John Bengtson
Sun Feb 06, 2022 1:49 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Take the Tour - the Buster Keaton Studio
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Views: 766

Take the Tour - the Buster Keaton Studio

Buster filmed dozens of scenes beside his studio, where Chaplin filmed his Mutual comedies. Look for the surprise at the end. Score by classical-ragtime-jazz pianist, silent film accompanist Frederick Hodges http://www.frederickhodges.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jQODvj4CbE [youtube]https:/...
by John Bengtson
Sun Dec 19, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: 1914 Lady Cops Reveal Lost LA Treasures
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Views: 1188

1914 Lady Cops Reveal Lost LA Treasures

Lady cops in the 1914 comedy Forcing the Force provide priceless views of a lost world, LA landmarks that no longer exist, including views from the Bradbury Mansion ( where Harold Lloyd and Hal Roach began their careers ) to the LA Times clock tower – so much more to see https://silentlocations.file...
by John Bengtson
Sat Dec 11, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Harold, Buster, Charlie, Mary and Doug were once neighbors
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Views: 982

Harold, Buster, Charlie, Mary and Doug were once neighbors

In the grand early days, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks held court at their Pickfair estate. Charlie Chaplin built his home nearby, followed later by Buster Keaton’s Italian Villa, and Harold Lloyd’s magnificent Green Acres estate. For a few years, at the peak of their film careers, Harold, Bus...
by John Bengtson
Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Buster Keaton filmed 4 movies at USC - new video
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Views: 1305

Buster Keaton filmed 4 movies at USC - new video

Looking back a century ago, Buster Keaton filmed scenes from Three Ages , Seven Chances , College , and Cops at the then-small USC campus, while Harold Lloyd filmed scenes from The Freshman and Safety Last! , and Laurel & Hardy filmed Hog Wild nearby. The beautiful piano score is by DYATHON http...
by John Bengtson
Sun Oct 31, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: The Roaring Road - rare 'new' views of early Hollywood
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Views: 1847

The Roaring Road - rare 'new' views of early Hollywood

Recently presented on #TCM, The Roaring Road (1926) is packed with visual history. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2021/10/1926-view-sw-aa_page_2.jpg This rare SW view from Allview Terrace shows the many gleaming new buildings along Hollywood Blvd., unblocked by trees and the freeway. ht...
by John Bengtson
Mon Aug 30, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Hollywood Heritage Celebrates the Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd Alley
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Views: 2289

Hollywood Heritage Celebrates the Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd Alley

Handprints in cement and the Walk of Fame honor stars from the past. But only now, with the exciting Hollywood Heritage campaign, will Hollywood celebrate its direct geographic connections to the film industry’s origins. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2021/08/gofundme-ckl-alley-photo-v1...
by John Bengtson
Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Silent Footsteps - free webinar SF to Hollywood on Sunday
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Views: 1871

Silent Footsteps - free webinar SF to Hollywood on Sunday

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival https://silentfilm.org / hosts my Silent Footsteps Zoom webinar tomorrow on June 6 at 12:00 noon PST. https://silentfilm.org/amazing-tales-online-silent-footsteps/ The webinar is free (register HERE) https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vCPEbD7VStKvLCf9_YUZhQ an...
by John Bengtson
Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Charlie, Buster, Harold tour now on YouTube
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Views: 2004

Charlie, Buster, Harold tour now on YouTube

The Charlie, Buster, Harold LA tour is now on YouTube.

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https://youtu.be/Jbg6Ie7bDYY

Take care, John
by John Bengtson
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Charlie, Buster, and Harold Silent Footsteps free tour
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Views: 1875

Charlie, Buster, and Harold Silent Footsteps free tour

Charlie, Buster, and Harold lead a Silent Footsteps tour across LA’s past; Bunker Hill, Chinatown, Olvera, Tues 4-20 at 2 pm, replay later. Free, but the Los Angeles City Historical Society welcomes support and new members https://www.lacityhistory.org/events/2021/04/20/webinar-silent-footsteps-acro...