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Everything posted by UMO1982

  1. Weird..... it's always worked before to bypass the size limit thing.....
  2. I get a message saying what I'm posting is over the limit. When I try to use a link from postimages (which used to work) all that posts is the link and not the picture. [url=https://postimages.org/][img]https://i.postimg.cc/52G8MKCF/LUCY.jpg[/img][/url]
  3. so now adding fotos doesn't work anymore AGAIN
  4. Marion Davies and William Davies in Show People (1928). Two of MGM's top stars. They never made a talkie together, although they both appeared in The Hollywood Revue of 1929.
  5. Well with many of the silent stars, they had fairly substantial success in talkies.... certainly Gilbert, Haines, Barthelmess, Davies, Gish..... There's nothing saying they couldn't do a mix of silents and talkies.
  6. Good point. But with their careers mostly behind them, I would think they'd jump on Fonda, Streisand, Jackson, etc..... Fonda goes back to 1960 in films! I know the silent stars are hard because so many of their films are not available or do not have music tracks. BUT in November 2014 they did a general SILENT STARS ON THE MONTH and chose films from a wide variety of silent icons. They could easily do that again.
  7. Russell and cast were brilliant in Women in Love and The Boy Friend. Two of my favorite films.
  8. So many silent stars have never been SOTM: John Gilbert, William Haines, Richard Barthelmess, Marion Davies, Lillian Gish, etc..... on the talkie end, not even Barbra Streisand or Glenda Jackson?
  9. So many silent stars have never been SOTM: John Gilbert, William Haines, Richard Barthelmess, Marion Davies, Lillian Gish, etc..... on the talkie end, not even Barbra Streisand or Glenda Jackson?
  10. Tula Finklea made only one appearance on Broadway .... at the age of 70. She played the Garbo role in the musical GRAND HOTEL. The NY Times said of her ... "Swathed in velvet and fur, she is a handsome woman. Although "Grand Hotel" doesn't ask much dancing of her, the legendary legs are up to the challenge. As an actress, let's just say she has an elegant presence. And as a singer, well, let's not say anything at all."
  11. Cyd Charisse for STOM? Meh. Could she act? Has Ann Miller ever been STOM?
  12. Amazon pretty much ruined IMDb and is still in the process of turning it into a streaming service.
  13. Once the biggest studio in old Hollywood with legendary stars like Joan Crawford, William Powell, Clark Gable, Marion Davies, Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Myrna Loy, Jean Harlow, William Haines, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Jeanette MacDonald, Lillian Gish, Ramon Novarro, Norma Shearer, Greer Garson, Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery, Mae Murray, Robert Taylor, Hedy Lamarr, Lon Chaney, Buster Keaton, June Allyson, Van Johnson, Gene Kelly and many others.... now it'll become a streaming arm on Amazon/IMDb. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/amazon-to-buy-mgm_
  14. Marion Davies stars as twins separated at birth in this historical drama/comedy set in the 1880s. Gorgeous new blu-ray from Kino Lorber. New scan from Davies' own print archived at Library of Congress retains its original tinting plus two 2-strip Technicolor sequences and a Handschiegl hand colored scene. Co-stars Conrad Nagel with Frank Currier, Charles McHugh, George K. Arthur, and Karl Dane. http://[url=https://postimages.org/][img]https://i.postimg.cc/MGJpJX81/blu.jpg[/img][/url]
  15. Baby Peggy, the silent film star was omitted. Who else?
  16. Just watched this on YT. Too much yack setting it up (and overacting!) and then (finally) the "salute" raced by with hardly time to read the names. The speed (at least on the YT clip) kept speeding up and slowing down. We whizzed by legends like Sean Connery and Olivia de Havilland. Probably the worst Oscar memorial clip I've seen.
  17. FRANCES FARMER (nut house, alcoholic) HAROLD LOCKWOOD (Spanish Influenza) RUDOLPH VALENTINO (peritonitis) MARION DAVIES (citizen kane) WILLIAM HAINES (louis b. mayer) BESSIE SMITH (jim crow) MAE MURRAY (talkies) CHARLIE CHAPLIN (politics) LILYAN TASHMAN (cancer)
  18. Whether the filmmakers changed Shaw's ending is one thing, but droning on and on about the "subservient" aspects of a character in a story is a waste of time. The ending of the play was changed during its run in London in 1914 against Shaw's wishes because audience wanted a happy ending. Eliza was never meant to marry Higgins. Mrs. Patrick Campbell was the original Eliza and she was in her late 40s when she debuted the role. The character of Eliza has been consistently sentimentalized (younger and prettier) over time and is not at all what Shaw imagined.
  19. OK. Nearly every article, review, etc of the film Mank refers to Marion Davies as a starlet. I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore. https://silentroomdotblog.wordpress.com/2021/03/24/marion-davies-was-no-starlet/
  20. Of course there's no video of June Havoc's 1963 Broadway production of Marathon '33 but here's a shot of Julie Harris and Lee Allen from that show.
  21. June Havoc, sister of Gypsy Rose Lee, wrote Early Havoc and published it in 1959 recalling her experience with dance marathons when she was a has-been and broke in 1933. The book became the Broadway play Marathon '33, in 1963 starring Julie Harris. Whether this had any influence on the Horses novel by Horace McCoy and the film is anyone's guess.
  22. Not a big fan of Red Buttons, but he's terrific in this film. He scored a Golden Globe nom but didn't get the Oscar bid. Interesting that if he had been nominated along with Gig Young, the winner might have been someone different. Young and Buttons would have been up against Jack Nicholson for EASY RIDER, Anthony Quayle for ANNE OF THE THOUSAND DAYS, and Elliott Gould for BOB AND CAROL AND TED AND ALICE. Buttons would likely have replace Rupert Crosse for THE REIVERS. Nicholson and Gould were in "counter-culture" films and Quayle for an historical drama. Ig Buttons and Young had cancel
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