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  1. In looking at the list of titles on Volume 3 above, it became apparent that the FitzPatrick MGM Miniature Memories of Europe is the title that got jettisoned in order to include Old New Orleans, while Rome, the Eternal City was inexplicably kept, despite not being a Traveltalk. I still want to see Memories of Europe, and to that end, since it's unlikely to ever be released on dvd, what with WB not including shorts on dvd releases anymore, I've recently taken to requesting it on a more or less weekly basis on the TCM Request a Movie page. If anyone would care to join me in requesting
  2. I was just looking at the Traveltalks thread that was started by Musicalnovelty a while back, and it got me thinking: With all the various sets recently released by Warner Archives featuring specific actors like Shemp Howard and Fatty Arbuckle, or series like FitzPatrick Traveltalks, wouldn't it be great if they released similar collections for other artists and/or specific themes/series? I for one would love to see comprehensive Warner/Vitaphone collections for the following: Hal Le Roy Bob Hope Edgar Bergen Ruth Etting Vaudeville (including all the titles from the Big Time Vaudev
  3. Which Educational discs are these?
  4. Thanks, Jlewis! I knew someone would come through. I hadn't actually watched it yet, so I wasn't aware of the Quo Vadis connection. I wonder why my searches never turned up the BFI listing.
  5. I'm a bit tardy posting, but I finally got my set, and I cannot describe how pleased I am that I now have the complete run. Still haven't watched them all yet, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the cut-off-a-few-seconds-before-the-end problem that plagued a number of titles on the first two sets isn't prevalent here. I'd personally never run across "Memories of Australia", and yes, it is a compilation of footage from "Glimpses of Australia" and "Sydney, Pride of Australia", but for the sake of completeness, not to mention Jimmy's narration evoking his feelings regarding Australia, bo
  6. Nothing compares to all day Vitaphone shorts (and features). Woo hoo!
  7. mickeyfender

    Hal Leroy

    Thanks! Wouldn't dare miss it.
  8. Fantastic news! I'll definitely be getting mine as a late birthday present to myself. Don't even need to know the listing.
  9. Got my set today. Haven't played it yet, but I expect no problems. Really looking forward to it. The description of the home screen and disk color provided by TravelFilmsFan is pretty much in line with every shorts collection I've ever bought from Warner Archive -- and I've bought quite a few. But in regards to future sets, a thought crossed my mind: Does WHV plan to include the shorts that, while released by MGM and informally grouped with Traveltalks, weren't released under the Traveltalks banner? Specifically, the two-reel Mighty Manhattan: New York's Wonder City and the two People
  10. Still waiting for mine, but thanks to TravelFilmsFan, I know that one of the films on my list, Alluring Alaska, which I've never seen, is included. And for that alone I'm very excited. The lineup overall is a very nice cross-section, and a good beginning to what will hopefully be a comprehensive release of all Traveltalk titles. Interesting to note that the two most played Traveltalks of all time, Paris on Parade and Glimpses of Florida, are also included, though a third contender, Around the World in California, doesn't seem to have made the cut this time around. Bet it's on the next one.
  11. Looked in on this thread after not having been around for a while to discover the news regarding the Traveltalk collection release. Absolutely made my day! I love these shorts, especially Jimmy's "dry" narration, and in spite of the cheesy organ in the later ones. I haven't been able to find the lineup of the 60 titles, so if anyone has any information, feel free to post. I wouldn't be surprised if they went chronologically, but then again, I wouldn't be surprised if they split up the 60 by region, the way Warner Archive offered them in their online streaming service. In any case, it's
  12. Found the list, and since the time of its posting (2 years ago!) it has been whittled down to the following titles. If any of these were shown in the last couple of years, I somehow managed to miss them. So here goes: Alluring Alaska (1941) Colorful Guatemala (1935) Glimpses of Mexico (1940) Glimpses of Peru (1937) Glimpses of Washington State (1940) Holland in Tulip Time (1934) Java Journey (1939) So these are the titles that I for one would very much like to see played. TCM seems to be on a Traveltalk kick recently, so if the programmer could somehow see fit to air any (or all) of the
  13. Excellent stuff, Jlewis! Lord knows where you get all the info, but really well done. As for the list that I mentioned in my most recent post, I'll have a look and see if I can find it, but barring that, perhaps I can just recreate it from the checklist Jlewis supplied. Btw, anybody who may want to see A Cavalcade of Texas (the super-length Traveltalk-style film filmed independently of the MGM series -- and the only FitzPatrick filmed in Texas) can find it here (along with a four-minute intro discussing its rediscovery):
  14. I actually suggested once to include Traveltalks in TCM's Summer Under the Stars program, but I think I like your suggestion more. There's absolutely no reason why they can't do something like that -- maybe once a month. It would certainly be a welcome change from the constant repetition of shorts we see now. For example, as fine a film as Kingdom of the Saguenay is, does it really need to be shown every single month? Once every year or so would be fine. There are a number of shorts that seem to be in heavy rotation like that. That's a shame, as there are hundreds of shorts that have been MIA
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