Way Too Damn Lazy To Write A Blog: August 2014. This weekend in Hollywood, it's time for the Cinecon convention.
This is the 50th of these one-of-a-kind festivals and its m.o. is "films so rare even the most dyed-in-the-wool professional historians have never seen them", presented on the big screen in glorious 35mm. At this year's Cinecon, the Career Achievement Honoree will go to the kid who stole the hearts of a gazillion moviegoers in MGM films, the winsome Margaret O'Brien, who will be there in person and charm the audience yet again in the Q&A following a screening of Vincente Minnelli's iconic Meet Me In St.
Louis. Media History Digital Library - Online Access to the Histories of Cinema, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound. Harold Lloyd – Film Noir – Criss Cross and the Hill Street Tunnel. Burt Lancaster in Criss Cross along the north end of the Hill Street Tunnel.
Charles E. Mack. Moran and Mack in character in 1929.
Biography He was born on November 22, 1888 in White Cloud, Kansas as Charles Sellers. He married Marian Robinson. They divorced in 1931. Charlie Chaplin. Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the silent era.
Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona "the Tramp" and is considered one of the most important figures in the history of the film industry. His career spanned more than 75 years, from childhood in the Victorian era until a year before his death in 1977, and encompassed both adulation and controversy. Chaplin's childhood in London was one of poverty and hardship. As his father was absent and his mother struggled financially, he was sent to a workhouse twice before the age of nine.
When he was 14, his mother was committed to a mental asylum. Chaplin began performing at an early age, touring music halls and later working as a stage actor and comedian. Chaplin wrote, directed, produced, edited, starred in, and composed the music for most of his films. Biography Early years (1889–1913) Young performer. Dead 2 Rights: Mill Creek comedy classics #55: " Keystone Cops Festival" (1913-1915) NOTE: This program consists of four short films churned out by Mack Sennett's Keystone Film Company between 1913 and 1915.
Keystone was the first-ever enclosed motion picture production facility, and many early film stars began their screen careers with Sennett, including Fatty Arbuckle and Charlie Chaplin. Considered one of the founding fathers of motion picture comedy, Sennett thrived in the 1910s and 1920s but went bust in the 1930s during the Great Depression and never really recovered.
Horn‐Rims His Trademark. Insured for $25,000 The original lensless hornrims were eventually to be insured by Mr.
Harold Lloyd. Harold Clayton Lloyd, Sr.
(April 20, 1893 – March 8, 1971) was an American actor, comedian, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and stunt performer who is most famous for his silent comedy films. Harold Lloyd ranks alongside Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton as one of the most popular and influential film comedians of the silent film era. Lloyd made nearly 200 comedy films, both silent and "talkies", between 1914 and 1947. He is best known for his bespectacled "Glasses" character, a resourceful, success-seeking go-getter who was perfectly in tune with 1920s-era United States. Charlie Chaplin. Internet Archive Wayback Machine. Stock character.
A stock character is a stereotypical person whom audiences recognize from frequent recurrences in a particular literary tradition.
Stock characters are archetypal characters distinguished by their flatness. As a result, they tend to be easy targets for parody and to be criticized as clichés. The presence of a particular array of stock characters is a key component of many genres. The point of the stock character is to move the story along. Examples and history Ancient Greece Donald Michael Gallery (1922 - 2014) Stock character. © ZaSu Pitts - Silent and Sound Movie Star - goldensilents.com. The character actress ZaSu Pitts was born in Parsons, Kansas on January 3rd, 1894.
Her first name ZaSu was derived from a combination of names of two of her aunts on her father's side, Eliza and Susan. ZaSu received her education in Santa Cruz, California. She worked for many studios, including Universal, Metro, and Famous Players-Lasky, appearing in many of their features and comedies. ZaSu Pitts. Early life Eliza Susan Pitts was born in Parsons, Kansas, to Rulandus and Nelly (née Shay) Pitts; she was the third of four children.
Her father, who had lost a leg while serving in the 76th New York Infantry in the Civil War, had settled the family in Kansas by the time ZaSu was born. The names of her father's sisters, Eliza and Susan, were purportedly the basis for the nickname "ZaSu", i.e. to satisfy competing family interests. Hollywood-heritage. MGM: Hollywood's Greatest Backlot A Lavish Illustrated History of Hollywood’s Greatest Movie Studio. Homes of Movie Stars page 3. Old Hollywood's Dirty Secrets: From Rock Hudson to Judy Garland to JFK & Marilyn Monroe. With all this controversy over governmental wiretapping and privacy issues, the Hollywood Reporter's recent coverage of former LAPD-turned-private investigator Fred Otash is strikingly apropos… Otash was as notorious as they came, sans being a mobster.
The private investigator insidiously terrorized Hollywood in the 1950s through the the mid '60s, spying on the biggest politicians and celebrities—from The Kennedys to Marilyn Monroe, to Lana Turner to even Liberace. Hollywoodland (Images of America Series) by Mary Mallory, Inc. Hollywood Heritage: Arcadia Publishing 9780738574783 Paperback - Hippo Books. Half Pudding Half Sauce: "HILL GROVE" RESIDENCE OF MR. GEORGE LEWIS, BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA. George and Gertrude Lewis were from a wealthy San Francisco society family. Their wealth and unusual marriage enabled the Lewises to create "Hill Grove", one of the most beautiful and most storied estates in the history of Beverly Hills. The Lewises had what was known as a modern marriage. They didn't live together most of the time, and they didn't interfere with each others personal... activities.
Places - P to Z. <- BACK TO HOLLYWOOD PLACES F to O In the course of researching the Garden of Allah novels, I came across all sorts of places in and around Hollywood and the greater Los Angeles area and started to collect the information together into one location on my website. The references at the end of each entry refer to the page number of the book where I found the information. (So “2/15″ refers to page 2 of book 15 listed on my bibliography page.) Hollywood Sign, Hollywood Canteen, Brown Derby and More. King Vidor. King Wallis Vidor was born in Galveston, Texas, the son of a prosperous lumber merchant of Hungarian descent. Movie crazy from boyhood - his first job was as a ticket-taker and projectionist at Galveston's only nickelodeon - he bought a camera at age 18 and starting shooting local events to sell to regional newsreels. Silent Star photos.
New to our list this month are: Dolores Del Rio - Ralph Forbes - Harry Carey. Homes of the Stars. Florence_Vidor_at_Home_Hollywood_California_854.jpg (JPEG Image, 1051 × 664 pixels) - Scaled (98%) The_Home_of_Charles_Chaplin_Hollywood_Los_Angeles_California_mailed_1932.jpg (JPEG Image, 1052 × 666 pixels) - Scaled (98%) The_Bidewell_Residence_Hollywood_California_4536.jpg (JPEG Image, 1023 × 654 pixels) Famous Homes. Bunky Cushing » 6/13/11 Bunkmeister von Quote: Joan Crawford. Mildred Pierce - 1945. “Mildred Pierce” (1945) is film that should be shown to people who say they don’t like to watch black and white movies. The cinematography here is so good that it is a living thing quite apart from the story and the acting performances, and yet the black and white photography here enhances both story and performances.