CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 20, 1923

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 20, 1923

Postby Joe Moore » Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:09 am

Pulse of the Studios

For Week Starting Monday January 22


BERWILLA STUDIO. 5281 Santa Monica Blvd. Holly 3130

Eddie Lyons Productions (Arrow release).

Director: Eddie Lyons Star: Eddie Lyons Ass’t Direct.: De Rue Scenarist: Eddie Lyons Type: Comedies Progress: Schedule

Ben Wilson Productions (Federated release).

Director: Monty Banks Star: Monty Banks Cameraman: Wm. Nobles Ass’t Direct.: McDaugh Type: Comedies Progress: Schedule

CENTURY STUDIO. 6100 Sunset Blvd. Julius Stern, Gen. Mgr. Bert Sternback, Casting. Holly 96

Century Comedies (Universal release).

Director: Harry Edwards Star: Buddy Messinger Cameraman: Victor Sherrick Ass’t Direct.: Charles Lamont Scenarist: Harry Edwards Type: “Teacher’s Pest” Progress: 2nd Week

Director: H. C. Raymaker Star: Baby Peggy Cameraman: Jerry Ash Ass’t Direct.: Dave Smith Scenarist: H. C. Raymaker Type: “Kissable Tess” Progress: Editing

Director: Jim Davis Star: Brownie Cameraman: Jerry Ash Ass’t Direct.: Zion Myers Scenarist: Jim Davis Type: “Tell-tale Tail” Progress: 2nd Week

Director: Al Herman Star: All-Star Cameraman: Billy Williams Ass’t Direct.: Mark Sandrich Scenarist: Herman-Neifield Type: “Spooky Romance” Progress: 2nd Week

CHAPLIN STUDIO Alfred Reeves, Gem Mgr. 1416 La Brea Ave. Holly 4070

Regent Film Company (United Artists release).

Director: Charles Chaplin Star: Edna Purviance Cameraman: Rollin Totheroh Ass’t Direct.: Eddie Sutherland Scenarist: J. Wilson Type: “Destiny” Progress: 9th Week

FINE ARTS STUDIOS. Individual Casting. 6101 Sunset. C. H. Christie, Gen Mgr. Holly 3100

Fred Caldwell Productions.

Director: Fred Caldwell Star: All-Star Cameraman: Ernie Miller Ass’t Direct.: Rounseville Scenarist: Blackwood-Van Up Type: Comedy-Dramas Progress: Schedule

Jess Robbins Productions (Vitagraph release)

Director: Jess Robbins Star: E. Everett Horton Ass’t Direct.: Jack Boland Scenarist: Staff Type: Comedy Drama Progress: Casting

Halperin Productions

Director: Erle Kenton Star: All-Star Scenarist: Victor Halperin Type: “Tea With a Kick” Progress: 1st Week

Amalgamated Productions. (Metro)

Director: G. M. Anderson Star: Stan Laurel Cameraman: Irving Reis Scenarist: Staff Type: Comedy Progress: Schedule
(Camera Vol. 5 No. 41 pg. 17)

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 20, 1923

Postby Joe Moore » Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:09 am

Pulse of the Studios

For Week Starting Monday January 22

FOX STUDIO. C. A. Bird, Casting. 1401 N. Western Ave. Holly 3000

Director: Al St. John Star: Al St. John Cameraman: Ernest S. Depew Ass’t Direct.: Benny Stoloff Type: Comedies Progress: Schedule

Director: Slim Summerville Star: Clyde Cook Cameraman: Jay Turner Ass’t Direct.: Arthur Cohn Type: Comedies Progress: Schedule

Director: Norman Taurog Star: Joe Roberts Ass’t Direct.: Roberts Type: Comedies Progress: Schedule

GOLDWYN STUDIO. R. B. McIntyre, Casting. Culver City. 76711

Director: Clarence Badger Star: All-Star Cameraman Rudolph Bergquist Scenarist: Carey Wilson Type: “Red Lights” Progress: Casting

Director: Rupert Hughes Star: All-Star Cameraman: John Mescall Ass’t Direct.: James Flood Scenarist: Rupert Hughes Type: “Souls For Sale” Progress: 7th Week


HORSLEY STUDIO. 6050 Sunset Blvd. Holly 7945

Hallroom Boys Comedies. Harry Cohn, Mgr. Holly 7940

Director: Al Santell Star: Alexander Alt Cameraman: Billy Williams Ass’t Direct.: Roland Asher Scenarist: Jean Havez Type: Comedies Progress: Schedule

HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS. 6642 Santa Monica Blvd. J. Jasper, Mgr. Holly 1431

Carlton King Productions. Harry McCabe, Prod. Mgr.

Director: Martin Justice Star: Carlton King Cameraman: Carl Widen Ass’t Direct.: Harry McCabe Scenarist: Justice Type: Comedy-Drama Progress: Schedule
(Camera Vol. 5 No. 41 pg. 17)

KEATON STUDIO 1025 Lilian Way. Holly 2814

Buster Keaton Productions, Inc. (First National release).

Director: Eddie Cline Star: Buster Keaton Ass’t Direct.: Chick Collins Scenarist: Staff Type: “Three Acres of Land” Progress: 3d Week
(Camera Vol. 5 No. 41 pg. 18)

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 20, 1923

Postby Steve Massa » Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:15 pm

I'm thinking that the Chick Collins listed as Ass't Direct on the Buster Keaton production "Three Acres of Land" (THE THREE AGES??) must be the same Chick Collins who later played small parts in some of the Roscoe Arbuckle directed shorts like HOME CURED ('26) and HIS PRIVATE LIFE ('26), and then became an uncredited bit player, stuntman and stand-in from the 1930s to the 1950s.

Steve

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 20, 1923

Postby Joe Moore » Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:36 am

Steve Massa wrote:I'm thinking that the Chick Collins listed as Ass't Direct on the Buster Keaton production "Three Acres of Land" (THE THREE AGES??) must be the same Chick Collins who later played small parts in some of the Roscoe Arbuckle directed shorts like HOME CURED ('26) and HIS PRIVATE LIFE ('26), and then became an uncredited bit player, stuntman and stand-in from the 1930s to the 1950s.

Steve


I suspect your assumption about about Chick Collins is correct Steve and, yes, "Three Acres of Land" is "The Three Ages." The former appears to have been the original working title but I've noticed that some of the clippings had already started to refer to it as "The Three Ages" in the previous issue of CAMERA so it only seems to have only been the working title for a very short while.

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 20, 1923

Postby Joe Moore » Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:40 am

Pulse of the Studios

For Week Starting Monday January 22

LASKY STUDIOS. L. M. Goodstadt, Casting. 1520 Vine St. Fred Kley, Studio Mgr. Holly 2400

Director: Joseph Henabery Star: Walter Heirs Scenarist: Grant Carpenter Type: “75c An Hour” Progress: 1st Week

R-C STUDIO. Melrose and Gower. 780 Gower St. Holly 7780

Individual Productions. (Film Booking Offices.)

Director: Sherwood McDonald Star: Gloria Joy Cameraman: John Thompson Scenarist: Douglas Bronston Type: Comedy-Dramas Progress: Suspended

Director: Carter DeHaven Star: Carter DeHaven Cameraman: K. G. McLean Ass’t Direct.: Cliff Sahn Scenarist: Monty Brice Type: “Say It With Diamonds” Progress: Schedule

UNIVERSAL STUDIO. Fred Datig Casting. 570-081

Universal Film Manufacturing Co. (Universal Release).

Director: Scott Darling Star: Lewis Sargeant Ass’t Direct: Taylor-Smith Scenarist: Scott Darling Type: Comedy Progress: Schedule

Director: Wm. Watson Star: Neely Edwards Cameraman: Wm. Daniels Ass’t Direct.: A. Thompson Type:Comedy Progress: Schedule

Joe Rock Productions (Federated)

Director: Jimmie Davis Star: Joe Rock Cameraman: Reggie Lyons Ass’t Direct.: Murray Rock Scenarist: Davis-Rock Type: 2-Reel Comedy Progress: Schedule
(Camera Vol. 5 No. 41 pg. 18)

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 20, 1923

Postby Joe Moore » Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:04 am

Clippings today are mostly Educational (with a bit of Sennett tossed in).

Some more info on the British comedian Monte Moles (who was mentioned in a clipping an issue or two back). Seems he was working with Lloyd Hamilton at this time. Anyone have a guess as to what Hamilton comedy they are referring to with its location shooting in San Diego?

Tomorrow should finish up this issue of CAMERA and then I'll start transcribing the January 27, 1923 issue pieces a day or two later.

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NEW NOTES ABOUT THE CAMERAMAN

Francis Corby, A. S. C., is adding photographic genius to Jack White comedies which he is shooting. (Camera Vol. 5 No. 41 pg. 12)

CAMERA’S WEEKLY WAKE-EM-UP

Jimmy Adams, famous for his excellent performances in Educational comedies has been signed by Julius Stern to co-direct, play and write for Century Comedies. (Camera Vol. 5 No. 41 pg. 13)

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

Hazel Deane has been engaged by the Christie organization and will appear in comedies directed by Al Christie. Miss Deane's picture experience has been of less than a year's duration.

Monte Moles, the English comedian, has just returned from San Diego with the Hamilton White company, where atmosphere scenes for their next comedy were filmed. Monte wears a funny moustache in this picture which he says was suggested to him by a very eccentric English colonel in France during the recent World war. It is said to have a very humorous effect. However, Monte doesn't intend to patent it. (Camera Vol. 5 No. 41 pg. 14)

News and Gossip About the Moving Throngs of Movieland

MAY BREAK TRADITION
Louise Fazenda has let out a secret. The Comedienne, who will complete in a few days a Fazenda Special for Educational under the supervision of Jack White at United Studios, is doing her situation comedy. There is some slap-stick, but none of the violent sort, the bulk of the fun being secured from the angle of surprise and the unexpected. Furthermore, she has contracted to do in this comedy, the same difficult action that in all of the history of the screen has gone exclusively to male stars, because the tradition has existed that a girl could not accomplish anything hazardous. Falls, among other things, have always been taboo for any comedienne, but Miss Fazenda in this latest picture, has a number to her score and does them with consumate ease, it is said. (Camera Vol. 5 No. 41 pg. 16)


Pulse of the Studios

For Week Starting Monday January 22

CHRISTIE COMEDIES. Harry Edwards, Casting. 6101 Sunset. C. H. Christie, Gen. Mgr. Holly 3100

Director: Scott Sidney Star: Henry Murdock Cameraman: Peterson Ass’t Director: Clemens Scenarist: Robert Hall Type: Two-reel Comedy Progress: 1st Week (Camera Vol. 5 No. 41 pg. 17)


UNITED STUDIOS. Nan Collins, Casting 5341 Melrose. M. C. Levee, President. Holly 4080

Lloyd Hamilton Corporation. (Educational release).

Director: Lloyd Bacon Star: Lloyd Hamilton Cameraman: Park Reis Scenarist: Archie Mayo Type: Comedy Progress: Schedule

Jack White Corporation. (Educational release).

Director: Fred Fishback Star: Conley-Adams Cameraman: White Corby Ass’t Director: Rea Hunt Scenarist: Jack White Type: Comedy Progress: Schedule

SENNETT STUDIO. 1712 Glendale Blvd. Wils. 1550
Mack Sennett Comedies. (First National Release). (Camera Vol. 5 No. 41 pg. 18, Jan 20, 1923)
(Camera Vol. 5 No. 41 pg. 18)

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 20, 1923

Postby Tommie Hicks » Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:33 am

It seems Jimmie was really jumping around in the early 20's. There is a credit for Jimmie in the Universal comedy VAMPED (Mar 1923) and I had assumed it was held over from 1921 when he was appearing with Lee Moran and directing for Universal. I don't know why this article says Jimmie signed with Stern in Jan 1923 when Jimmie signed with Christie in December of 1922 after being demoted to a one-reel comedian by Jack White. Jack White still used Jimmie as a scenarist while Jimmie was at Universal in the early 1920's. Jimmie's Educational co-worker Lige Conley made at least 2 comedies for Universal while a star comic for White. This Universal/White intermingling is veddy interesting.

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 20, 1923

Postby Joe Moore » Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:10 am

Pulse of the Studios

For the Week Staring Monday January 22

ROACH STUDIO, Culver City. Warren Doane, Mgr. 761-721
Hal Roach Comedies (Pathe release).

Director: Newmeyer-Taylor Star: Harold Lloyd Cameraman: Walter Lundin Ass’t Director: Robert Golden Type: 5-Reel Comedy Progress: 4th Week.

Director: Parrott-Fay Star: Snub Pollard Cameraman: Roach Doran Ass’t Director: Hackmey Scenarist: Hutchison-Parrott Type: 2-Reel Comedy Progress: Schedule

Director: Jeske-Howe Star: “Paul” Parrott Cameraman: Frank Young Ass’t Director: Henecke-Brandie Scenarist: Staff Type: Comedies Progress: Schedule

Director: McGowan-M’Namara Star: All-Star Cameraman: Len Powers Ass’t Director: C. Morehouse Scenarist: Tom Mcnamara Type: “Our Gang” Progress: Schedule (Camera Vol. 5 No. 41 pg. 18)

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Okay this listing on the Roach Studio wraps up another issue of CAMERA Comedy Clippings.


For the record the Roach Studio output during this week consisted of the following.

The Lloyd unit continued work on WHY WORRY.

The Pollard unit continued shooting of THE COURTSHIP OF MILES SANDWICH.

The Parrott unit divided its time this week between shooting its new production, GOOD RIDDANCE, and going back for additional shots on GET YOUR MAN.

Production also continued on the Dippy Doo Dads pilot DON'T FLIRT.


I'll be back later this week with clippings from the January 27, 1923 issue

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Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 20, 1923

Postby Rob Farr » Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:31 pm

Camera Comedy Clippings for the issue of Jan. 20 1923 have been archived on the Mugshots webpage. Thanks Joe! http://www.slapsticon.org/mugshots/Camera1921.htm
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