CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 27, 1923

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CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 27, 1923

Postby Joe Moore » Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:28 am

Well we're starting off the listings of a new issue with the Sennett related pieces from this issue of CAMERA. So far, this month of January 1923, there has been almost nothing on the Sennett studio. Even the "Pulse of the Studios" column hasn't given any info but finally this week we get a couple of pieces about Sennett's new feature SUZANNA, which was only a few weeks away from release (and which they consistently misspell), and its star Mabel Normand, who appears to be MIA.
I've never heard of the film MARYANN which is mentioned here as Mabel's next picture. Was this perhaps a working title for THE EXTRA GIRL or a project which which never materialized?

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CAMERA’S WEEKLY WAKE-EM-UP

“SUZANA” BRINGS MACK SENNETT A $10,000 SUIT
Mack Sennett will be the defendant in a suit for $10,000 brought by Linton Wells, who declares he is the author of Sennett’s current screen success, “Suzana,” and who complains that credit as such has been denied him and that all authorship rights have been credited to Harry Sinclair Drago. Wells, in his complaint, says he was engaged by Sennett to write the novel, based on an agreement that he was to receive a certain amount for the screen rights and also a bonus and all royalties accruing from the sale of the book. He declares he has received neither compensation nor authorships credit for his work, and that Mr. Drago’s work on the story was limited to only a few minor changes. (Camera Vol. 5 No. 42 pg. 9)

Boiled Down and Served Up!

There seems to be a mystery regarding the present where-abouts of Mabel Normand. Although she was scheduled to start enacting the starring role of the next Mack Sennett picture about three weeks ago, and that she was expected to be present at the premiere showing of her current screen success, “Suzana,” at the Mission Theatre, no word of explanation has been received regarding her delay in arriving in Los Angeles. Friends of the comedy star say she is in Berlin, Germany, and Mr. Sennett says she is making arrangements to leave for Los Angeles to start work on her next picture, "Mary Ann.” (Camera Vol. 5 No. 42 pg. 10)


PULSE OF THE STUDIOS

For the Week Staring Monday January 29

SENNETT STUDIO. 1712 Glendale Blvd. Wils. 1550
Mack Sennett Comedies. (First National Release). (Camera Vol. 5 No. 42 pg. 18)

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 27, 1923

Postby Joe Moore » Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:19 am

From U to You by Malcolm S. Boylan

Neely Edwards’ current comedy starring vehicle at Universal City, where he has been making the “Nervy Ned” series with the support of Bert Roach, Gertrude Olmstead and others, is called “A Hard Boiled Yegg,” It is not a story of a Sunday school picnic or a convention of Coue fans.

Preparation on “Up the Ladder,” the Broadway play by Owen David in which Reginald Denny and Virginia Valli will be co-starred by Universal, is nearing its close and production will start within two weeks. Hobart Henley, featured Universal director who handled the filming of “The Flirt,” will direct. A. P. Younger is preparing the scenario. Willard Louis, Dorthea Wolbert, Bert Roach and other players will support Miss Valli and Denny. (Camera Vol. 5 No. 42 pg. 5)

White Tiger,” a picture of the upper strata of the underworld starring Priscilla Dean and directed by Tod Browning as an Universal-Jewell attraction, is receiving its final editing. (Camera Vol. 5 No. 42 pg. 20)

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 27, 1923

Postby Joe Moore » Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:45 am

Within Filmland’s Interesting Inner Portals

Cesena, Italy is going to stage a homecoming celebration next May and Monty Banks, the popular comedy star, who was born and reared there has been invited to be a special guest of honor and to deliver a speech on the opening day. Mr. Banks is trying to figure out a way to get away from his Hollywood film duties long enough to make the trip, as he says he has had a speech stored up in him for the last year, and anyway, he would like to see his mother, who still lives in far-away Cesena.

Helen Kesler, Jimmy Aubrey’s leading lady who recently took a flyer into the dramatic field by playing in two Rupert Hughes pictures for Goldwyn in succession, does not claim to be a designer of gowns, but she has “invented” a new style of dress for milady. It is a combination affair with features suggesting the sartorial tastes of several nationalities and is said to be quite unique as well as attractive. Miss Kessler’s idea is that such a dress will be becoming to American girls since America is the melting-pt of the world and her women should dress accordingly. (Camera Vol. 5 No. 42 pg. 7)

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 27, 1923

Postby Joe Moore » Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:49 am

The Silent Trend

There seems to be no doubt as to the status of the Goldwyn production of Hall Caine’s great story, “The Christian”—it is as the consensus of popular opinion proclaims: a cinema masterpiece. It is a motion picture which tempts one to exhaust the supply of laudatory adjectives. It is a contribution which seems sure of focusing attention upon the screen as the ideal medium for expressing exalted human feeling in the midst of dramatic expression. Maurice Tourneur is conceded a victory in proving his right to a claim of genius. Richard Dix and Mae Busch will be received with acclaim such has never been their lot before. At least a dozen others in the cast cover themselves with glory, notably Gareth Hughes, Mahlon Hamilton, Claude Gillingwater, Phyllis Haver and Joseph Dowling. “The Christian” will do a great service for the motion picture industry.
(Camera Vol. 5 No. 42 pg. 8)

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 27, 1923

Postby Joe Moore » Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:49 am

The Silent Trend

William DeMille’s best directorial points are revealed in “World’s Applause” in which Bebe Daniels stars. In this picture is unfolded a fascinating story of the life of an actress. The exciting piece-de-resistance is evolved cleverly by logically entangling this heroine in the amazing skein of a murder mystery. Here is a case of the original story, written especially for the screen, comes into its own. Clara Beranger has provided a worthy structure of material with an even balance of picture value and literary strength. She shows once more that it is a combination which can be conceived and developed with the latitude and limitations of camera angles in mind. In short, this photoplay is a source of bouying encouragement to the advocater of the elevating of original stories to greater importance. Lewis Stone, who does good work as a matter of habit now, offers an unusually impressive characterization. Kathryn Williams adds to her laurels in a successful handling of a difficult role, that of a victim of consuming jealousy, who, in a fit of anger, kills her husband. Adolphe Menjou displays his usual finese in drawing a characterization which is cameo-like in effect, and, he further insures his prestige as a master of the dramatic art. Last but not least, Miss Daniels gives an excellent performance in which she shows a versatility in the art of running the whole gamut of emotions. (Camera Vol. 5 No. 42 pg. 8)

Dell Henderson is directing a satire on Hamlet, which stars Raymond McKee. (Camera Vol. 5 No. 42 pg. 22)

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 27, 1923

Postby Joe Moore » Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:53 am

CAMERA’S WEEKLY WAKE-EM-UP

French Comedian is Out of Danger Now
Max Linder, the famous French cinema star, who is recovering from injuries sustained in an avalanche in the Swiss Alps. The reports of his neck being broken were erroneous, but it is true both of his arms were fractured. Mr. Linder plans to return to Hollywood as soon as he is able to travel. (Camera Vol. 5 No. 42 pg. 9)

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 27, 1923

Postby Joe Moore » Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:38 am

Boiled Down and Served Up!

Louise Fazenda will play the Swedish maid character in “Main Street,” Warner Brother’s forthcoming production.

The most recent addition to the rapidly growing Goldwyn stock company is Raymond Griffith, who, it was announced yesterday, has been signed to a long-term contract, coincident with the announcement that he will play Sheridan Scott the “crime deflector” of “The Rear Car,” which in Carey Wilson’s screen version is entitled “Red Light,” to be directed by Clarence Badger.
(Camera Vol. 5 No. 42 pg. 10)

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 27, 1923

Postby Joe Moore » Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:26 am

Sorry for the delay in between postings of these clippings but the new computer has been acting up. Hopefully we've got the problem licked and I can stay on track now.

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Boiled Down and Served Up!

The artistic performances of Mae Busch in “The Christian” and in “Brothers Under the Skin,” have prompted the Goldwyn organization to insure themselves of Miss Busch’s services, via the contract route. As a result Miss Busch will concentrate her histrionic efforts at the Goldwyn studios for the next five years. At the present time she is playing the leading feminine role in Rupert Hughes’ “Souls For Sale,” which will follow the releasing of “The Christian.” It is announced Miss Busch has recovered from her injuries sustained when she was struck by an automobile recently.
(Camera Vol. 5 No. 42 pg. 10)

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 27, 1923

Postby Gary Johnson » Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:06 pm

Wasn't much of a lead role. More of a supporting cameo.

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 27, 1923

Postby Joe Moore » Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:10 am

Boiled Down and Served Up!

Big things are happening around the Joseph M. Schenck camp. Last week it was announced Frank Lloyd had been engaged to direct forthcoming Norma Talmadge productions, and that Willard Mack, famous stage and screen writer, had been signed to act in an advisory capacity on all pictures starring both Norma and Constance Talmadge. It was also announced that “Ashes of Vengeance, “ a romantic French story written by H. B. Somerville, will serve as Norma Talmadge’s next starring vehicle.

Frank Mayo, who is playing the character of the movie idol in Rupert Hughes production “Souls for Sale,” now being filmed at the Goldwyn studios, was forced to discontinue his endeavors last week when his eyes became weakened by the piercing glare of Kleig lights. His condition is said to be very serious, and it is possible that Mr. Mayo’s eyes have been affected to such an extent that he will be prevented from making an early return to work. (Camera Vol. 5 No. 42 pg. 10)


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