Mary Astor

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laffite wrote: January 23rd, 2023, 1:09 pm
drednm wrote: January 13th, 2023, 8:56 pm I have two of Mary Astor's first films, which were filmed in Maine in 1921. She was 15 years ago and starred in Brother of the Bear, which was her film debut) and My Lady o' the PInes. The former was filmed about 5 miles from where I live at the Belgrade Hotel on Long Pond. The hotel was one of those massive summer hotels with a veranda facing the lake. It burned down in the 1950s. Even at 15, Mary Astor had screen presence.
How do you have these films, please. Not DVD assuredly, but I hope yes. VHS? Did she get screen time? Those would be fascinating to see. Thanks.
I released these as extras on my projects but since then I've gotten new scans so they have better video quality. Mary is the leading lady of both films.
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A fitting coda to Mary Astor's career was her magnificent performance in the supporting role of Jewel Mayhew in Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964).

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A fitting Prelude with the talkies (with other fitting preludes) as Lily Kulper in Other Men's women (1931) seen here with co-star Grant Withers.

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Here's 15-year-old Mary Astor in front of the old Belgrade Hotel in Brother of the Bear (1921), her film debut. This is about 5 miles from where I live. The hotel burned to the ground in the 1950s.

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drednm wrote: January 23rd, 2023, 10:03 pm
laffite wrote: January 23rd, 2023, 1:09 pm
drednm wrote: January 13th, 2023, 8:56 pm I have two of Mary Astor's first films, which were filmed in Maine in 1921. She was 15 years ago and starred in Brother of the Bear, which was her film debut) and My Lady o' the PInes. The former was filmed about 5 miles from where I live at the Belgrade Hotel on Long Pond. The hotel was one of those massive summer hotels with a veranda facing the lake. It burned down in the 1950s. Even at 15, Mary Astor had screen presence.
How do you have these films, please. Not DVD assuredly, but I hope yes. VHS? Did she get screen time? Those would be fascinating to see. Thanks.
I released these as extras on my projects but since then I've gotten new scans so they have better video quality. Mary is the leading lady of both films.
Could TCM show these films? I assume they are in the public domain. It would be great if TCM and you could make a deal. You deserve to be compensated for helping preserve these historic films.
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I believe TCM is broke. I've been unable to interest them in any projects for a while now. Whatever budget they have to license new films seems to be going to pet projects of various hosts and "event" things like the National Registry of Films. But this is just my opinion.
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