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Will we ever see these movies on TCM?


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Hey, Rich Oliver of Sunrise Silents tells me that the new TCM Now Playing The Show, for April has something about a evening of Silent film Fragments, including what he thought was footage of Colleen Moore's long lost *FLAMING YOUTH (1923).* Also some Clara Bow. I suppose that the fragment could be from *FLAMING YOUTH,* though it is more likely surviving footage of *HAPPINESS AHEAD (1928)* which they screened fragments from during the TCM Classic Film Festival in 2010. Any Colleen Moore on TCM is a noteworthy development. The Clara Bow fragments likely are from *RED HAIR* and *THREE WEEKENDS*. Does anyone have additional information about this? Didn't notice anything on the schedule previously hinting toward the broadcast?


I'm still waiting for any sign of TCM debut's of either *HER WILD OAT* or *LILAC TIME.* The two most likely Colleen Moore Silents to show up eventually on the schedule. However, *THE DEVILS CLAIM, BROKEN CHAINS, IRENE, TWINKLETOES, ORCHIDS AND ERMINE,* or whatever else that they can get their hands on that has never been shown before would be plenty welcome.


And remember *SYNTHETIC SIN* and *WHY BE GOOD?* are still in line for preservation, and restoration. First announced in 2006 as having been selected as part of the on-going Vita-phone project. As year after year goes by, I become less and less optimistic that anything will happen with these precious finds. Both being films that were lost for decades on end, and still not preserved to Safety-film as far as I know. This project just can't seem to get underway due to lack of funds.

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