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by Gagman 66
March 24th, 2014, 1:53 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3709
Views: 262075

Re: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

:o Someone should mention that TCM aired the Criterion Restoration of THE GOLD RUSH in the original Silent version with title cards and the numerous cut scenes that were butchered out of the 1942 re-issue that the we see in the Youtube link. Now that we can see the original 1925 cut in a magnificent...
by Gagman 66
March 17th, 2014, 3:39 pm
Forum: Film Preservation
Topic: RAMONA (1928) Returns! March 29th at Billy Wilder Theater LA
Replies: 1
Views: 2307

RAMONA (1928) Returns! March 29th at Billy Wilder Theater LA

:) Here is a fascinating Podcast interview with motion picture Historians and archivists Hugh Neely and Frank Thompson about the various film versions of the beloved novel RAMONA, by Helen Hunt Jackson, focusing on the brand new LOC Restoration of the long lost RAMONA (1928) with Dolores Del Rio, an...
by Gagman 66
March 17th, 2014, 3:37 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: RAMONA (1928) Returns! March 29th at Billy Wilder Theater LA
Replies: 0
Views: 2746

RAMONA (1928) Returns! March 29th at Billy Wilder Theater LA

:) Here is a fascinating Podcast interview with motion picture Historians and archivists Hugh Neely and Frank Thompson about the various film versions of the beloved novel RAMONA, by Helen Hunt Jackson, focusing on the brand new LOC Restoration of the long lost RAMONA (1928) with Dolores Del Rio, an...
by Gagman 66
September 8th, 2013, 4:42 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: WELCOME TO THE SILVER SCREEN OASIS, ALEXA FOREMAN!
Replies: 109
Views: 31548

Re: WELCOME TO THE SILVER SCREEN OASIS, ALEXA FOREMAN!

Alexa, :o Thank you much for addressing my questions. It's possible that you may have run THE DOCKS OF NEW YORK before I had TCM, but since May 1st, of 1999. I have not seen it on the schedule. And it came out on DVD only a couple 3 years ago from Criterion. You might have also shown Lubitsch THE MA...
by Gagman 66
September 7th, 2013, 1:33 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: WELCOME TO THE SILVER SCREEN OASIS, ALEXA FOREMAN!
Replies: 109
Views: 31548

Re: WELCOME TO THE SILVER SCREEN OASIS, ALEXA FOREMAN!

:) Welcome Alexa, TCM is far and away my favorite channel and really the only reason that I still have cable. I was blown away by the first chapter of THE STORY OF FILM. What a great documentary. Very much looking forward to Chapter 2, especially as it covers the 1920's. So pleased that you picked u...
by Gagman 66
June 10th, 2013, 2:49 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: John Gilbert
Replies: 30
Views: 10543

Re: John Gilbert

:o I can't believe there is no mention of this since the news broke about a week ago? At last it's official, my favorite film of all time is finally getting it's long, long awaited DVD and Blu-ray debut October 1st. That's right after a frustrating 9 year wait, here comes King Vidor's Silent Masterp...
by Gagman 66
June 10th, 2013, 2:31 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3709
Views: 262075

Re: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

:? This was the same print transfer of IT that TCM always has shown since May of 1999. The Thames Silents edition with a great Carl Davis score long out of print on DVD fom Milestone. Ben mentions a nitrate film print of IT being found in Prague in the 60's? That is certainly news to me. As far as I...
by Gagman 66
May 19th, 2013, 2:35 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome to Eve Golden, Biographer of John Gilbert
Replies: 78
Views: 20656

Re: Welcome to Eve Golden, Our Guest Author in May

Ms. Golden, :? To try and clear this up, THE BIG PARADE Blu-Ray is supposed to be coming out on DVD in the Fall. Although I have heard this several times in the past. It was first announced for a release on DVD in 2005 for the films 80th Anniversary. Subsequently put on the back burner several times...
by Gagman 66
May 18th, 2013, 6:27 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome to Eve Golden, Biographer of John Gilbert
Replies: 78
Views: 20656

Re: Welcome to Eve Golden, Our Guest Author in May

Ms. Golden, :) Thank you for the informative response. It's disappointing that WB scoffed at the idea of a Gilbert Box set. Hopefully, part of that is not having scores recorded not to mention Hi-Def transfers for such films as HIS HOUR, MAN WOMAN & SIN, 12 MILES OUT, and THE COSSACKS. It's also...
by Gagman 66
May 18th, 2013, 11:38 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome to Eve Golden, Biographer of John Gilbert
Replies: 78
Views: 20656

Re: Welcome to Eve Golden, Our Guest Author in May

:) Hello Ms. Golden Welcome to SSO, thank you so very much for gracing us with your knowledge and presence here. Gilbert was such a charismatic figure. There have been so many misconceptions about him in the past. For to long now, he has primarily been known for the the four films he made with Garbo...
by Gagman 66
March 25th, 2013, 11:09 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3709
Views: 262075

Re: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

:) More Silent Lubitsch. Here are three clips from LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN (1925). Ronald Colman received top billing. But the real Star of the picture is probably Irene Rich amply supported by May McAvoy and Bert Lytell. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXEneDYWZlQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omgTPD...
by Gagman 66
March 24th, 2013, 12:37 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Interview with Mae Murray from 1960
Replies: 4
Views: 3389

Interview with Mae Murray from 1960

:o Rare Radio interview with Silent Star Mae Murrary. She talks about the extravagant premiere of the original Silent version of PEACOCK ALLEY in 1922. And CIRCE THE ENCHANTRESS IN 1924. Also Valentinio and John Gilbert. Fascinating stuff. Boy, did she ever have an unusual voice. http://www.youtube....
by Gagman 66
March 23rd, 2013, 7:49 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3709
Views: 262075

Re: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

Fossy, :o THE FLYING FEET does not really survive in the domestic version today The TCM print/Warner Archive release is based on a foreign Silent print, heavy on Close-up's, hap-hazardly matched up with the sound discs to the Domestic Goat-gland version. Goat-gland is a term for a Silent with Music ...
by Gagman 66
March 23rd, 2013, 5:03 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3709
Views: 262075

Re: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

Robert, Wendy, Kingme,

:D Finally, here is the clip from Lubitsch SO THIS IS PARIS (1926)


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by Gagman 66
March 19th, 2013, 8:53 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3709
Views: 262075

Re: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

kingme, :) Glad you enjoyed the scenes. LOVES OF CARMEN (1927) is terrific. Not just those couple of clips. Dolores Del Rio is at her most alluring. Apparently this was a print found in another country and had foreign title cards. So they just made up generic looking English translations. The origin...

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