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by John Bengtson
Sun May 31, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Arbuckle & Keaton were here first - before Laurel & Hardy
Replies: 0
Views: 1903

Arbuckle & Keaton were here first - before Laurel & Hardy

Arbuckle and Keaton filmed on Culver City streets years before Laurel & Hardy, before the Roach Studio had even opened. Full details and many more time travel photos inside. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/arbuckle-and-keaton-filmed-on-culver-city-streets-years-before-laurel....
by John Bengtson
Thu May 28, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Roscoe Arbuckle Cameo in Our Hospitality----NOT!
Replies: 6
Views: 3583

Re: Roscoe Arbuckle Cameo in Our Hospitality----NOT!

https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/buster-and-natalie_page_1.jpg A continuous take, Natalie and the other person exit the carriage in turn, both land solidly on the ground, and all three actors smoothly cross each other's paths. At right, Buster's legs (box) as he helps Natalie dow...
by John Bengtson
Thu May 28, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Roscoe Arbuckle Cameo in Our Hospitality----NOT!
Replies: 6
Views: 3583

Re: Roscoe Arbuckle Cameo in Our Hospitality----NOT!

https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/side-by-side_page_1.jpg The Hayseed (1919) at left. Each person is standing full height. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/hey-pop-1932-at-left-smooth-mouth.jpg At left, Roscoe in Hey Pop (1932).
by John Bengtson
Sat May 16, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Harold Lloyd’s Earliest Days Filming in Edendale
Replies: 0
Views: 1613

Harold Lloyd’s Earliest Days Filming in Edendale

Everything is connected. After a brief stint at Keystone, Harold Lloyd returned to Edendale to make early movies at the Norbig Studio – even filming at the same corner as Roscoe Arbuckle. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/00000o-the-turreted-building.jpg Read more to see great phot...
by John Bengtson
Sun May 03, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THERE HE GOES (1925) Harry Langdon excerpt
Replies: 1
Views: 2771

Re: THERE HE GOES (1925) Harry Langdon excerpt

Thanks for posting this. Langdon filmed this at the now lost home of J. Ross Clark.

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by John Bengtson
Sun May 03, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: More backlot scenes from Keaton's Our Hospitality
Replies: 0
Views: 2943

More backlot scenes from Keaton's Our Hospitality

Peek over the future Paramount studio fence to see where Buster Keaton filmed many Our Hospitality scenes - including the waterfall rescue and Natalie’s down South home town. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/000-pages-from-our-hospitality-twitter-2.jpg There are many details revea...
by John Bengtson
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Harold Lloyd in ON THE BEAM - 1921 Mutoscope
Replies: 5
Views: 3855

Re: Harold Lloyd in ON THE BEAM - 1921 Mutoscope

Hi Ed - thanks for posting this. I saw this too at the Musee Mecanique near Fisherman's Wharf in SF.

https://museemecanique.com/

Cheers, John
by John Bengtson
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Why Keaton Hides the Santa Monica Pier in The Cameraman
Replies: 1
Views: 1861

Why Keaton Hides the Santa Monica Pier in The Cameraman

Buster Keaton filmed an elaborate soaked-in-the-rain automobile tracking shot during The Cameraman on the Santa Monica Pier. Yet nothing during the sequence betrays it was filmed on a pier. Why film at such extraordinary site but hide it from the audience? My only thought – somehow easy access to oc...
by John Bengtson
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Harold Lloyd Doug MacLean and Ben Model
Replies: 0
Views: 2947

Harold Lloyd Doug MacLean and Ben Model

Thanks to Ben Model’s new DVD release The Douglas MacLean Collection we see Harold Lloyd and Doug MacLean crossed paths many times. Both filmed high-rise stunts at the Hill St Tunnel, and home-town train scenes at the tiny Hynes depot, a one-time SoCal dairy capital, and beside the Palms Garage buil...
by John Bengtson
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: New Keystone Kops book
Replies: 0
Views: 1855

New Keystone Kops book

Hey everyone – my friend Lon Davis’s new anthology book CHASE! A Tribute to the Keystone Cops is now available for sale. It features articles by many authors and historians – see table below. It’s the first book devoted specifically to the Kops, and the proceeds will be allocated to silent film pres...