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  1. Well they wouldn't actually find Louise Brooks. Only 'the diary of a lost girl' ... Jeffrey I've been really struggling to stay online of late. It was like this yesterday too. And it's not a tcm sites problem, it's a router issue I have. I'll be sure to check out your files when I can. I'm also behind on replying to people so I'll be playing catch-up all the way into the weekend. I haven't even had the chance to read the "Blonde or Brunette" blog review yet ...
  2. I can see the headlines now. Film director John Ford found hard at work in New Zealand. Yes, he's been shooting a secret film this whole time featuring his new star ... Amelia Earhart ...
  3. I'm noticing you mentioned Arlette Marchal. You must have edited that in. I liked her too and someday hope to see her elsewhere. "Blonde or Brunette" might be a good one ...
  4. If you take a handful of steel wool, not the foily heavy stuff, but the extremely fine wool, and evenly go around the disc in gentle circles, it will do wonders for very old 78s. Don't dare try this on a vinyl record, but on very old shellac, like a 1924 disc called "Hula Lou", it really makes a difference. Then wipe with a diluted glass cleaner and soft chamois and play it again ... sam ...
  5. Yea that's the music. I just checked. In the scene where she shows her father the bug bite she got. It has a really loud buzz that starts as the music does, and is very distracting. But that's the right song to use. That's perfect theme music for this movie with an appropriate title. I'm not suggesting you made a bad selection. It sounds much better on your mp3 ...
  6. O it generally looks fine. Some heavy pixilation at the beginning but this went away and didn't return. It was a little foggy in spots and just looked like it needs professional restoration. There's one specific selection of music that has a loud buzz underneath it, and the record I thought was too damaged to be used. But I liked the flick it was fun. Clara Bow stunned me again. I'm not disappointed in anything ... Loved it ... thx ...
  7. Clara Bow throws a temper tantrum ... ... in this fast and wild little silent comedy from Paramount about a naive girl who gets her first big crush. It's fiesty Clara Bow as 'Hula' an uneducated white girl living in tropical Hawaii with her father (Albert Gran) among the local natives. Hula is an impertinent brat, she's combative and behaves like a crybaby being without a proper ladylike upbringing. You should see her table manners when she eats. She's also terribly jealous of other women and will fight like a devil to get her way. Because she's so cute (after all its Clara Bow) she can
  8. I'm dying to see something new from Corinne Griffith ... or Vilma Banky ... What ever came about with that 'hoard' from Argentina ? ... Has anyone seen a verified list ?
  9. Awesome post ... there's hope for this generation yet ... You won't believe this, but I just found the original Columbia Records (CL 1101) soundtrack LP to this movie today. Brought it home for a dollar. I love finding a bargain. I snag these old soundtrack albums when I see them for the valuable information in the liner notes printed on the backside sleeve; oftimes snippets of goody info about the production not found elsewhere. Mostly they focus on the approach to the music and the philosophy regarding it. And sometimes we hear from the star ... . . . "It is difficult to
  10. Ouch that's another detail I guess I missed. The list is looking less and less appealing with each correction that comes along. Well anyway, they said 75 films, so who knows what else they got ...
  11. Bloop I made a mistake. I apologize and I guess Jeffrey won't be happy but the title is actually "Kick Me Again" 1925 instead. Stars Charles Puffy wearing women's clothes (?) ...
  12. Treasure is buried all over the planet. Things are being dug up all the time. Isn't it fun? Ya know, for silent movie lovers, this seems to be a pretty good last few years for new discoveries. The article reads like Brian Meacham has the situation pretty much well in hand as far as what can be done to preserve what's been found here. They are saying the material is original nitrate so there will be issues with warpage, shrinkage and fracturing. This stuff has been known to literally disintigrate right in the fingertips. But this looks like a happy little treasure trove of silent gems; let's ho
  13. thx for the info Jeffrey ... I know I've beaten this dead horse to oblivion but the thing that most confused me about "The Joyless Street" was the inexplicable fact that kino who first issued the film on VHS, never followed it up with a dvd release, even in what was it's most current state of restoration. They must've have known a newer project was in the works. It's really about the only VHS silent kino issued back then that they didn't upgrade on the market with a dvd and so that puzzled me. I have the VHS so I've seen what exists. It was expensive too but was the only way for me to see it f
  14. I wasn't aware that "The Joyless Street" got what you say is a 'full length restoration' dvd release in Europe. That's interesting and encouraging news to me. Last I heard, albiet several years ago, was that more and more tiny snippets of footage kept surfacing so restorative projects were delayed until a script could be found. But if the new issue is full-length, that's awesome. Hopefully we'll get to see that come out region 1 really soon. It's not exactly the Garbo we're used to, but it's Garbo nonetheless, and that will always count for something in my eyes ...
  15. Hi Jeffrey, how's life ? I have "Hotel Imperial" on dvd in my silent film collection. A very good friend of mine sent me a copy of this ... uh remember? I don't recall the circumstances, but I was either extremely sleepy or terribly bored, but I only made it through about ten minutes of this, and turned it off. I'll haveto watch this again just for Pola Negri ... *edit* once again I had to log out and log back in to post this. When I have guests come visit me, I don't throw them out after nine minutes. Apparently guests are treated differently here ...
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