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by John Bengtson
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Charlie, Buster, and Harold Silent Footsteps free tour
Replies: 0
Views: 92

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...
by John Bengtson
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: HippFest Silent Festival Has Begun - Early Hollywood Tour
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Views: 1097

HippFest Silent Festival Has Begun - Early Hollywood Tour

Scotland’s annual HippFest silent film festival has begun, this year hosted virtually, https://www.hippodromecinema.co.uk/silent-film-festival/ This Sunday they will be hosting my half-hour documentary, a visual tour exploring early Hollywood as revealed in silent film, with an emphasis on Scotland’...
by John Bengtson
Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Gale Henry - Her First Flame
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Views: 710

Gale Henry - Her First Flame

Here's a fun and sharp print of Gale Henry's Her First Flame (1920).

https://youtu.be/3XqNJNIYrNA

The voting polling stations, including Solomon Weisman's barber shop, were at 6224-6226 Santa Monica Blvd., between Vine and Gower, not far from the Keaton Studio.
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: 576

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: 1149

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: 1238

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: 1642

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: 1735

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
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Views: 2212

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: 1370

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.”...