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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: 18197

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!
by John Bengtson
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: The Red Kimono (1925) - comprehensive views all across LA
Replies: 0
Views: 2592

The Red Kimono (1925) - comprehensive views all across LA

The Red Kimono (1925), a searing drama notably produced and written by women, captures a remarkably comprehensive visual record of early Los Angeles. From Broadway and posh gated communities to Chinatown and the amusement park piers, these settings, along with numerous stretches of still residentia...
by John Bengtson
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Pioneer Lois Weber used locations before Chaplin and Keaton
Replies: 4
Views: 1854

Re: Pioneer Lois Weber used locations before Chaplin and Keaton

Well actually, it didn't take me that long to find the Colorado Street Bridge being used in Keystone's LOVE, SPEED AND THRILLS (released January 18, 1915) a good year before Weber: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti27vQBe6Qc look around the 12:43 mark. RICHARD M ROBERTS Thank you sir. That was/is o...
by John Bengtson
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Pioneer Lois Weber used locations before Chaplin and Keaton
Replies: 4
Views: 1854

Pioneer Lois Weber used locations before Chaplin and Keaton

Years before Chaplin, Keaton, and other men would film at classic Hollywood locations, Lois Weber filmed there first! https://silentlocations.wordpress.com/2017/10/29/another-lois-weber-first-using-locations/ https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/where-are-my-children_page_2.jpg https:...
by John Bengtson
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Keaton's "What No Beer?" Barrel Avalanche
Replies: 0
Views: 2178

Keaton's "What No Beer?" Barrel Avalanche

While much has been written about Keaton’s loss of control working for MGM, What No Beer? (1932), Buster's final MGM picture, contains a pure, elaborately staged “Keatonesque” moment, when Buster struggles with a truck load of beer barrels on a steep hill, recalling the avalanche scenes from his sil...
by John Bengtson
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Arbuckle and Keaton at the Biograph Studios
Replies: 0
Views: 1622

Arbuckle and Keaton at the Biograph Studios

Arbuckle and Keaton filmed Oh Doctor! (1917) at the Biograph Studios 100 years ago in the Bronx, near Crotona Park. Many settings from the film are still recognizable, and even appear in the early 60s sitcom Car 54 Where Are You? https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/oh-doctor-1979-mar...
by John Bengtson
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Arbuckle and Keaton at the Arrowhead Hot Springs
Replies: 0
Views: 1480

Arbuckle and Keaton at the Arrowhead Hot Springs

Roscoe Arbuckle, Al St. John, and Buster Keaton must have had special fun making their Comique film Good Night Nurse (1918), leaving their Long Beach studio behind to film certain scenes at the Arrowhead Hot Springs resort 75 miles to the east. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/pan...
by John Bengtson
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Chaplin filmed in San Jose - now a high tech company
Replies: 0
Views: 1362

Chaplin filmed in San Jose - now a high tech company

One of Chaplin's first scenes upon returning to California from Chicago in January 1915 was filming A Night Out beside Chick Leddy's saloon in San Jose, still standing, and now home to a high tech company. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/a-night-out-pan-chicks.jpg Read more here ...
by John Bengtson
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Buster Keaton's real Haunted House
Replies: 0
Views: 1337

Buster Keaton's real Haunted House

Buster filmed The Haunted House at the Bonebrake Mansion shortly before it was demolished to make way for the Auto Club headquarters. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/haunted-house-02.jpg Read more here https://silentlocations.wordpress.com/2017/06/19/buster-keatons-haunted-house/...
by John Bengtson
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Hallroom Boys 3 DVD set - 14 titles
Replies: 0
Views: 1269

Hallroom Boys 3 DVD set - 14 titles

You can purchase a 3 DVD set of 14 Hallroom Boys shorts at this eBay link. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hallroom-Boys-Silent-Comedies-Sid-Smith-Edward-Flanagan-Neely-Edwards-DVD-/261419859403?epid=1625035432&hash=item3cddd67dcb:g:ipMAAOxyoVZTHS-~ The image quality of these 9.5mm films is quite good c...