CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 20, 1923

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 20, 1923

Postby Tommie Hicks » Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:20 pm

It seems this Thomas Hicks is very likely Tommy Hicks, the Educational fat boy. The story I heard was that Hicks was a neighbor of Jack White and White gave the boy work to help the family earn. However, the story I heard was that Hicks, Sr. had been killed.

Joe, these are gold, keep 'em coming.

Posted by Tommie Hicks, the SCM fat boy.

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 20, 1923

Postby Rob Farr » Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:15 am

Nah Tommie, you're the SCM phat boy.
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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 20, 1923

Postby Joe Moore » Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:04 am

Boiled Down and Served Up!

Gale Henry, who for three years was star and producer of her own comedies has been cast for one of the principal roles in “Knighthood in Hollywood,” a comedy-drama being produced by Fred Caldwell at the Fine Arts studios. Vic Potel, another well-known funster, is also in the cast.

Charlie Chauvel, Australian actor, has lately left the comedy field for drama. Mr. Chauvel played in “Captain Fly-By-Night, “ after which he joined “Snowy” Baker’s Australian act. He has since been playing a character role in “His Last Race,” a Phil Goldstone production featuring Baker.

Jess Robbins is preparing to start work within the next two weeks on a new comedy-drama for Vitagraph release. His latest picture, A Front Page Story,” is winning favorable criticism from reviewers of the country and considerable praise has been given Edward Everett Horton for his brilliant work as the star.

Charlie Chaplin will receive $10,000 and ten percent royalty on a phonograph record he will make for one of the largest concerns in the business. It has not been announced just what Charlie will do, but it is understood that he is equally accomplished at the violin, piano and ‘cello, as well as being exceedingly proficient in various European dialects. (Camera Vol. 5 No. 41 pg. 10)

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 20, 1923

Postby Joe Moore » Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:38 am

Joseph M. Schenck has engaged two prominent directors, Sidney Franklin and Vic Heerman, and both will direct Constance Talmadge in her next starring vehicle. Mr. Franklin directed Norma Talmadge in “Smilin Though” and Constance in “East is West.”

Marie Prevost denies the rumor that she is engaged or ever intends to marry Kenneth Harlan. According to Miss Prevost only a strong bond of friendship exists between them, and that this certainly does not imply an “engagement.” Miss Prevost and Harlan play the leading roles in the Warner Brothers picturization of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, “The Beautiful and Damned.” (Camera Vol. 5 No. 41 pg. 10)

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 20, 1923

Postby Joe Moore » Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:37 am

Exhausts from Al Martin

Von Stroheim made one picture in a year and Neely Edwards made thirty-five. Well Neely, that makes you thirty-five times as good as Von.

I met one vaudeville performer who did not pal with “Charlie” when he was in “A Night in an English Music Hall.”

Wallace Beery is known as “The Oil Actor” because he makes three-in-one.
(Camera Vol. 5 No. 41 pg. 12)

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Al Martin, in addition to writing these little humorous pieces for CAMERA, also played bit parts in films.

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 20, 1923

Postby Joe Moore » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:28 am

News Notes About The Cameraman

Kenneth Maclean, A.S.C., is photographing Carter Dehaven comedies.

Norbert Brodin, A.S.C., will film the next Constance Talmadge vehicle.

Ernest DePew, A.S.C., is shooting the latest Al St. John comedy for Fox.

(Camera Vol. 5 No. 41 pg. 12)

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 20, 1923

Postby Andrew Sholl » Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:22 am

Joe Moore wrote:Charlie Chauvel, Australian actor, has lately left the comedy field for drama. Mr. Chauvel played in “Captain Fly-By-Night, “ after which he joined “Snowy” Baker’s Australian act. He has since been playing a character role in “His Last Race,” a Phil Goldstone production featuring Baker.

I'd be fascinated to learn precisely what comedy work Chauvel had been doing. This is a man who eventually was to become on the most important figures in Australian film and who gave Errol Flynn his first break in pictures in In the Wake of the Bounty (1933). Chauvel came to Hollywood c.1921-22 with Baker, a larger-than-life Aussie fight promoter, Olympic athlete and screen cowboy, in order to absorb as much as he could about film-making. Fred Niblo took him under his wing and, according to Chauvel's daughter, he also took odd jobs to make ends meet, played bit parts in silent comedies and even undertook some publicity work for Douglas Fairbanks Snr.

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 20, 1923

Postby Joe Moore » Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:33 am

Who’s Who and What’s What in Filmland This Week

Hank Mann, hero of many comedy productions, has been cast for a comedy role in “Desire,” Louis Burston’s new production.

Now that Marie Prevost, has solved the “poisoned pen” problem and “foiled the plotters” she is taking a well-earned vacation from Warner Brothers studio. Her next starring vehicle has not yet been selected.

Marjorie Warfield, having just finished a part with the Carter Dehaven Company in “Say It With Diamonds,” in which she has an opportunity to display her skill at golf and other modern accomplishments, now turns by contrast to the characterization of a little Puritan girl in the Charles Ray production of “The Courtship of Miles Standish.”

Myrtle Steadman, having completed the title role in” The Famous Mrs. Fair,” is at work on another “mother” picture at the Fine Arts studio. Mildred Davis, Stuart Holmes, Tully Marshall and Kenneth Harlan are also in the cast. The picture is being directed by Lambert Hillyer. (Camera Vol. 5 No. 41 pg. 14)

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The Mysrtle Steadman/Midred Davis film referred to here was eventually given the title TEMPORARY MARRIAGE when it was released later in 1923.

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 20, 1923

Postby Joe Moore » Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:46 pm

News and Gossip About the Moving Throngs of Movieland

JINX IS VICTOR
Fire destroyed the negative of “Grandma’s girl,” the Baby Peggy comedy which was held up once by the starlet’s illness, and then by director Alf Goulding necessary departure to the mountains for rest. Although the negative was under 500 feet, due to these illnesses, the much-hoodooed comedy has died a valiant death.

BENEDICT HIERS RETURNING
Walter Heirs will return from his wedding tour around next Monday and will begin work immediately on his new Paramount picture, “Seventy-Five Cents an Hour,” under the direction of Joseph Henabery. Jacqueline Logan will be again featured in support of the new star. This picture is said to possess a very unusual comedy element and was written by Frank Condon expressly for Mr. Hiers. It is interesting to note that the continuity is by Grant Carpenter, one of the best-known short story writers, as well as scenarists, in the profession.
(Camera Vol. 5 No. 41 pg. 16)

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A note about spelling, or rather misspelling, in these CAMERA clippings I'm transcribing.

You'll notice that in the above piece that Walter Hiers name is spelled two different ways in the same paragraph.

Well that is the way it appears in the original (and I've seen them misspell poor Walter's family name three different ways in some issues).

I frequently run across such misspellings as I transcribe and I usually purposely leave them the way they were originally printed (and at the same time try not to add any new misspellings of my own).

Just so you all know.

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 20, 1923

Postby Joe Moore » Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:12 am

News and Gossip About the Moving Throngs of Movieland

COMEDIAN IN SERIAL

Lewis Sargent, Universal comedy star, has been drawn from the comedy ranks to play the juvenile leading role in support of William Desmond in the new Universal chapter play of business and the money game, “The Phantom Fortune,” which will enter production immediately under the direction of Robert F. Hill. Hill just completed Desmond’s starring serial, “Around the World in Eighteen Days.” The messenger boy comedies starring Sargent are meeting a strong market demand, and are popular with playgoers who crave laughter.

ERIC MAYNE HAS OWN PRACTICAL PHILOSOPHY

Eric Mayne, whose latest successful screen characterizations are drawn with such finesse in support of Mabel Normand in “Suzanna” and in “My American Wife,” starring Gloria Swanson, and which later picture will be the opening attraction at Grauman’s new Metropolitan Theatre in Los Angeles, is another one of those sterling actors capable enough to enact important roles in as many as sixteen pictures in a single year’s time and yet be comparatively little heard of by the general public because because of the common penchant of the day to idolize only the young leading men and the beautiful leading ladies to the almost complete exclusion of the character artists in the supporting casts. However, Mr. Mayne says he is perfectly satisfied with his lot and will continue to be so long as he is permitted to work a lot! Practical philosophy this. (Camera Vol. 5 No. 41 pg. 16)


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