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by silentscreen
May 9th, 2008, 5:36 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: John Gilbert
Replies: 10
Views: 1982

I think John was an interesting character, starting from the beginning of his days as a bit player in Incetown westerns through his matinee idol period and unfortunate decline. Like Valentino, he got typecast as the intense lover, which I think stunted his range as an actor. He was OTT in some parts...
by silentscreen
May 8th, 2008, 10:01 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: John Gilbert
Replies: 10
Views: 1982

John Gilbert

I think you either adore or detest John Gilbert. I am among those who really like him. My favorite silent movie of his that I've seen, since he was more well known in his silents, is King Vidor's "The Big Parade." Any thoughts on John and his films, whether it be silent or sound?
by silentscreen
May 8th, 2008, 7:28 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Beautiful girls and non convencial good looking leading men
Replies: 12
Views: 2418

:D There are so many types of handsome aren't there? Some are not on the surface, but go deeper.
by silentscreen
May 7th, 2008, 6:40 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Q & A with Matthew Kennedy on Joan Blondell & Edmund Goulding
Replies: 61
Views: 21036

Re: Phillips Holmes

Hi Silentscreen: Per Phillips Holmes, wasn't he in a long-time romantic entanglement with the bizarre Lillian Holman? I think she wore him down and then seduced his actor brother, whom she later married. Phillips died young and tragically, proportedly broken down by Ms. Holman's unholy ministration...
by silentscreen
May 6th, 2008, 3:34 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Q & A with Matthew Kennedy on Joan Blondell & Edmund Goulding
Replies: 61
Views: 21036

Good suggestion Judith! I'm not sure if anyone has written about him or not, but another suggestion for a bio would be precode actor Phillips Holmes . I remember him from "Night Court" with Anita Page and "Dinner at Eight." He had a brief and fascinating life, never made it as a ...
by silentscreen
May 6th, 2008, 5:52 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Q & A with Matthew Kennedy on Joan Blondell & Edmund Goulding
Replies: 61
Views: 21036

Matthew Kennedy, thank you for taking the time to chat with us! Very gracious of you! The Blondell book is on my wish list. I realize that all works are works of love, but do you have a personal favorite of your books, one that gave you the most personal satisfaction to work on?
by silentscreen
May 5th, 2008, 6:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 10 classics that should be downgraded
Replies: 6
Views: 1214

:lol:
I never considered Love Story, The Seven Year Itch, Guess who's coming to dinner, or Easy Rider classics by any stretch!
by silentscreen
May 4th, 2008, 7:48 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 368354

Yes, I have never been able to understand why Norma's, or for that matter her sister Constance's films have never been restored. She was a huge star in her day! Generally she played the serious parts and Connie the comedies, but Norma could do either! It's really a disgrace! :cry:
by silentscreen
April 27th, 2008, 9:55 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 368354

Yesterday I had a whale of a time watching William Wyler's Counsellor-at-law (1933) with John Barrymore and Bebe Daniels. This film based on a play takes place in a single set (a lawyer's office) and in the space of one day. Though it doesn't feel stagey at all, it's fast paced, has quick fire dial...
by silentscreen
April 26th, 2008, 7:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: VACATION TIME!!!!
Replies: 65
Views: 9242

What enchanting sights Alison! I envy you getting to experience them! Yes Alison does have the most precious family!

Feel better soon! :)
by silentscreen
April 26th, 2008, 6:39 am
Forum: Site Talk
Topic: Thanks to all of you kind folks!
Replies: 9
Views: 15051

I'm so sorry to hear of all these problems too! I hope they sort themselves out soon! I'm lucky that I live in an older residential area with a lot of retired people and that it's relatively quiet despite a busy street at one end. Everyone pretty much minds their own business.
by silentscreen
April 23rd, 2008, 9:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: VACATION TIME!!!!
Replies: 65
Views: 9242

:P Thanks, but I'm sure I won't dig up any wealthy relatives! To Alison, I think Josh and his wife are just going camping for their honeymoon. But my friend Barbara and I will be left to our own devices while they're away, and we get to stay in their new home. :D By the way, I'm not able to pull up ...
by silentscreen
April 22nd, 2008, 6:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: VACATION TIME!!!!
Replies: 65
Views: 9242

I'm going on vacation to Utah for my son's wedding very soon! There are some beautiful mountain ranges there, and I'm taking a friend along, so we'll have time to do some exploring while my son and his wife are on their honeymoon. There's also a FamilySearch Center in Temple Square that I may visit ...
by silentscreen
April 21st, 2008, 12:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 8103
Views: 581569

I thought I must have just missed John C. somehow, but his footage is missing in this one, Ah-ha! He's an interesting actor, has a unique face. My step father really enjoyed the movie as well and commented that it was a "good movie" when the end credits rolled. :D
by silentscreen
April 21st, 2008, 12:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 8103
Views: 581569

Thanks to a friend, I was able to see Under Two Flags , with an all star cast including Ronald Colman, Rosalind Russell,Claudette Colbert and Victor McLaglen. Although there are some action sequences, this is basically a junior Beau Geste self sacrificing love story. Colman's self deprecating, ironi...

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