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  2. LawrenceA

    What Current Big Stars Will Be Forgotten?

    Some films of both survive, but I'm not sure how many. Here are the opening paragraphs to their Wikipedia pages: Florence Lawrence Florence Lawrence (January 2, 1886 – December 28, 1938) was a Canadian-American stage performer and film actress. She is often referred to as "The First Movie Star," and was the first film actor to be named publicly. At the height of her fame in the 1910s, she was known as "The Biograph Girl" for work as one of the leading ladies in silent films from the Biograph Company. She appeared in almost 300 films for various motion picture companies throughout her career. King Baggott William King Baggot (November 7, 1879 – July 11, 1948) was an American actor, film director and screenwriter. He was an internationally famous movie star of the silent film era. The first individually publicized leading man in America, Baggot was referred to as "King of the Movies," "The Most Photographed Man in the World" and "The Man Whose Face Is As Familiar As The Man In The Moon." Baggot appeared in over 300 motion pictures from 1909 to 1947; wrote 18 screenplays; and directed 45 movies from 1912 to 1928, including The Lie (1912), Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman (1925) and The House of Scandal (1928). He also directed William S. Hart in his most famous western, Tumbleweeds (1925). Among his film appearances, he was best known for The Scarlet Letter (1911), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1913), and Ivanhoe (1913), which was filmed on location in Wales.
  3. Sgt_Markoff

    We Need A Warner Bros Cartoon Topic

    A few yrs ago I purchased a four-DVD box set of Merry Melodies / Loony Toons and enjoyed a few episodes...but I kinda found that I already knew every one of them by heart. Every time a giant mallet came down on some character's head, squishing it flat! So I let it go to a pal. I didn't need it as much as I thought; and also, the purchase was really past the day when I can really set down in a chair and watch a screen anymore. I can only hope some kid somehow gets to view it; (if so, maybe there'll be at least one feeble weakling on the East Coast who grows up with an inkling how ridiculous all today's over-protective, safety-helmet coddling is). What I did instead was purchase some of Carl Stalling's great music to use throughout my workday.
  4. lydecker

    Battle Cry

    Only caught a bit of Battle Cry today (though I have seen it many times before) and I was reminded once again about how many great performances are in it. Van Heflin, James Whitmore, Nancy Olson, John Lupton and, probably the best performances ever by Aldo Ray and Tab Hunter. Kudos to Raoul Walsh. Lydecker
  5. TopBilled

    A to Z of Characters

    Everett, Serena -- played by Lucile Watson in LET'S DANCE (1950)
  6. jakeem

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    NBC Politics‏Verified account@NBCPolitics NEW: Senate Judiciary Cmte. Republicans have hired a woman staff counsel to ask questions of Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh during Thursday’s hearing, two Republican cmte. aides tell @NBCNews - @frankthorp The cmte. aides say that are not currently releasing the counsel's name, citing safety reasons, and they were not able to say if the counsel’s name would be made public ahead of Thursday's hearing.
  7. lavenderblue19

    First Movie SONG That Comes to Mind

    Shall We Gather At The River, hymn sung in Elmer Gantry your favorite XMAS song in a film
  8. TopBilled

    The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    MIRACLE IN THE RAIN (love this film) Next: another picture with "miracle" in the title
  9. Kuroneko by Kaneto Shindo is a period Japanese ghost story. A mother and daughter are raped and murdered by a group of soldiers. Soon after a black cat licks them which triggers their resurrection and thirst for revenge. It's not quite as good as Shindo's Onibaba (1964) but still enjoyable.
  10. Excellent post. It's ageism in reverse. Ageism of any kind is a problem as far as I'm concerned. Why stereotype older people and why stereotype younger people? I'm glad you let the guy discover you knew who Audie Murphy was...good job!
  11. I was at a party many years ago attended mostly by much younger people. I was there to act as an older chaperone of sorts, to make sure none of the youngsters got too smashed and tried to drive home, that sort of thing. Anyway, there were a handful of guys and gals, their ages between 18-22ish, and they were talking about something, and I mentioned Indiana Jones, and they didn't know what I was talking about. One girl said, "That's from a movie, right?", and I was flabbergasted that none had seen any of the Indiana Jones movies. This would have been a while after Last Crusade, but before Crystal Skull. When I voiced my surprise, one of the guys said, "Some of us have more important things to do with our lives than watch old movies." That ended that conversation.
  12. calvinnme

    What Current Big Stars Will Be Forgotten?

    I have a pretty good knowledge of silent film and I have never even heard of these two. Do any of their films survive? EDIT: OK, so I looked these two up. It looks like Florence Lawrence had a pretty sad life, multiple divorces, a career that never took off, all capped by a suicide when she was 52. King Baggot played small or uncredited roles, but he also did some directing work in B films. He lived to age 68 which was pretty good at the time.
  13. NipkowDisc

    American tourist attacked by shark in Bahamas

    people like the above ignoramuses have no excuse to wallow in feel-good political correctness to the point of placing themselves in physical jeopardy. THERE IS NO EXCUSE. why does liberalism's political correctness demand that we all take leave of our senses? it's just nuts. "if I say I fly and you say I fly...then I fly"
  14. TopBilled

    *A to Z of actresses and actors*:)

    Kent, Jean
  15. TopBilled

    Actor/Movie Association Game

    THAT WONDERFUL URGE (1948)
  16. TopBilled

    Double Feature

    AN AMERICAN ROMANCE (1944) Next: THE FOUNTAINHEAD (more King Vidor)
  17. This foreign language film won at the 1968 Venice Film Festival …. Artists Under the Big Top: Perplexed (1968) Alexander Kluge, Germany
  18. TopBilled

    Titles that have never been used

    How did you guess?
  19. Gershwin fan

    Double Feature

    An American in Paris Next: America America
  20. LawrenceA

    What Current Big Stars Will Be Forgotten?

    People may recall their names, but not with the reverence reserved for Sullivan and Carson. David Letterman and Conan O'Brien have very loyal fans that will always remember them. Jay Leno will be remembered, most likely. As for Fallon or Kimmel or Colbert...I'm not sure. They may fall victim to the same audience fragmentation that has lessened the audience for every TV show in this era.
  21. Gershwin fan

    The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    Abe Lincoln in Illinois Next: wartime romance
  22. NipkowDisc

    American tourist attacked by shark in Bahamas

    to deny obvious reality to this degree is terribly misguided. no doubt anyone who disagrees with this unreasoning stupidity is bigoted against the loving and affectionate shark, the teddy bears of the sea.
  23. calvinnme

    Titles that have never been used

    TopBilled - have you been writing and submitting scripts in your spare time?
  24. jakeem

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    T.J. Holmes‏Verified account@tjholmes In sentencing, the judge pointed out that Bill Cosby never showed remorse in the case and hasn't sought any counseling.
  25. TopBilled

    Double Feature

    ENCHANTED APRIL (1991) Next: APRL IN PARIS (1952)
  26. SueSueApplegate

    SUE SUE II...

    CRUISE ANNOUNCEMENT TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 Turner Classic Movies is pleased to announce that fan favorite, the TCM Classic Cruise is sailing again. Please let us know if you have any questions – we’re here to help. The FAQ section of the website is a great source for general information or feel free to contact us via email or call us 1-877-223-7030.
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