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  1. After a tough struggle, Edward Laruso has completed the restoration of the 1916 Viola Danes classic Thomas Edison's The innocence fo Ruth. Those of us who had put 25 or more Just got our free copies. It's now available from him for 25 dollars. It has a beautiful box cover. So if your interest in a rarity for the silent era You got to contact Him form Kickstand. Just type the film title on the web and you will get to it.
  2. I mostly like to learn about the process and how films were made. I always watch any silent movies that crop up, and I love to learn the innovations and techniques involved. It's just me. I've also learned that there were some kinda lousy silent movies. Just like there were lousy talkies. As always, it's a matter of opinion. Aesthetics differ, and I will defend your right to like anything you want. I do wish we could take race out of the discussion as much as we can. I know it is important to recognize that it was (and sometimes is) an issue. I think if race is no longer made the issue, it'll stop being an issue. I don't care what color you are. I didn't know Jewish was a race, I thought it was a religion. Once again, I just don't care. Just be a nice person. I think we are perpetuating the problem. Like picking at a sore. Let's leave it out of the discussion unless it's pertinent to the movie. Just my opinion, and I don't know much. I do enjoy a nice film and nice people.
  3. I apologize if this has been posted otherwise, but the restored version of 'The Passion of Joan of Arc' is going to be playing at The Film Forum if any of you are in NYC. Is anyone planning to go? https://filmforum.org/film/the-passion-of-joan-of-arc-film
  4. I am starting to flesh out my classic film book collection. And I have been trying to track down the best books on the history of the studio era, Scott Eyman's Lion Of Hollywood has been recommended to me as the definitive book about MGM, and there are others about Warner Bro's I am considering purchasing. I was wondering if anyone here can give me some recommendations, particularly for books about Fox, as there does not seem to be many out there. Thanks
  5. 90 years ago today, the Great Rudolph Valentino tragically died at the young age of 31. He had collapsed at his hotel in New York, was rushed to the hospital, and when a surgeon was found several hours later, he underwent surgery. He was at first expected to make a full recovery; he was talking with doctors and showing signs of improvement. However, he took a sudden turn for the worse, and died on August 23, 1926. His final film, Son of the Sheik (a sequel to his earlier famed hit, The Sheik 1921), had not yet been released. Massive crowds rioted in the streets, many people trying to get a last glimpse of the beloved star. Windows were smashed, people were injured in the chaos, police struggled to keep the panicked crowds at bay. At the funeral, Valentino's girlfriend, actress Pola Negri, made quite a scene. She had ordered a blanket of white roses to be placed on top of Rudolph's casket with her name spelled out in red roses. The order was denied, and Pola was furious. At the funeral, she dramatically "fainted" several times and drew attention towards herself. According to many, Rudolph's funeral became Pola's publicity stunt, almost a premier for her. She would say how he was the love of her life and dramatically collapse. Less than nine months later, she was already married. Rudy's former wife, Natasha Rambova, did not show up for the funeral. The writer, Adela Rogers St. Johns, claims that Valentino had told her how very much he loved Natasha. Valentino forever changed Hollywood, movies, and history. His acting was brilliant, every performance mesmerizing and different from the last. He could do play comedic roles, romantic heroes, smooth villains, rich aristocrats, poor peasants, any role he played was done so well that you really believed what you were watching. He was a serious actor who always put everything he had into his work, and you can see the life he put into each and every character. Today marks 90 years since Hollywood lost one of its brightest stars, Rudolph Valentino. He will always be my favorite actor
  6. The guitar/musical accompaniment is making this film virtually unwatchable. I don't remember this soundtrack on this film when I watched it before. What happened? Who's idea was this?
  7. Laura Oakley was a silent film actress at Universal, and also police chief of Universal City. Her most well-known work was the short mystery series The Black Box, but she ultimately did more than 50 films with Universal. Has anyone seen any of her work? Supposedly she was great with comedy.
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