Saturday, April 12, 2014

Colleen Moore ~ Sky Pilot (1921) Dir. King Vidor, Twinkletoes, Irene, Ella Cinders (1926)


 



 

SAD fact, but true:
Many of Colleen Moore's films deteriorated but not due to her own neglect, after she had sent them to be preserved at the Museum of Modern Art. Some time later, Warner Brothers asked for their nitrate materials to be returned to them. Moore's earlier First National films were also sent, since Warners later acquired First National. Upon their arrival, the custodian at MOMA, not seeing the films on the manifest, put them to one side and never went back to them. Many years later, Moore inquired about her collection and MOMA found the films languishing unprotected. When the films were examined, they had decomposed past the point of preservation.
Heartbroken, Colleen tried in vain to retrieve any prints she could from several sources without much success.
 
At the height of her fame, Moore was earning $12,500 per week. She was an astute investor, and through her investments remained wealthy for the rest of her life.
In her later years she would frequently attend film festivals, and was a popular interview subject always willing to discuss her Hollywood career. She was a participant in the 1980 documentary film series Hollywood, providing her recollections of Hollywood's silent film era.
 
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Silent Film GREATS! Lillian Gish & Mary Pickford 43 DVDs 58 films $50 FREE ship USA


Lillian Gish & Mary Pickford - Life-long friends!


George Eastman Award

The George Eastman Award for distinguished contribution to the art of film was established by George Eastman House in 1955 as the first film award given by an American archive to honor artistic work of enduring value.
(front row, ladies) Gloria Swanson, Lillian Gish, Janet Gaynor, Mary Pickford

Mary Pickford 
26 film 18 DVDs

1. Little Annie Rooney (1925)
2. Pollyanna (1920), Poor Little Rich Girl (1917) & Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917)
3. Cinderella (1914) & Through the Back Door (1921)
4. Madame Butterfly (1915; recorded by Intl. collector on video - changing numbers appear
but do not detract from image) & SUDS (1920)
5. The Pride of the Clan (1917) & M’Liss (1918)
6. Johanna Enlists (1918) Based upon a true story!
7. Daddy Long Legs (1919)
8. Stella Maris (1920)
9. Love Light (1921)
10. My Best Girl (1927)
11. Heart of the Hills (1919)
12. Tess of the Storm Country (1914) & Tess of the Storm Country (1922)
13. Coquette (1929)
14. The Hoodlum (1919)
15. Mary Pickford, American Experience; PBS (2007)
16. Rosita (1923)
17. A Romance of the Redwoods  & The Little American (1917) Dir. Cecil B. DeMille
18. Little Princess (1917) / Amarilly of Clothesline-Alley (1918)



Legendary Lillian Gish ~ The American Film Institute (AFI) named Gish 17th among the greatest female stars of all time. She was awarded an Honorary Academy Award in 1971 and in 1984 she received an AFI Life Achievement Award.  Miss Gish, an American icon, was also awarded in the Kennedy Center Honors.




Al Pacino, Lillian Gish & Princess Grace



Miss Lillian Gish Collection
25 DVDs / 32 films

1. A Romance of Happy Valley (1918)
2. The Greatest Question (1920)
3. Hearts of the World (1918) w/Dorothy Gish
4. Intolerance (1916)
5. Romola (1924 ) w/Dorothy Gish, William Powell
6. True Heart Susie (1919) w/Robert Harron (Original score by Brian Pinette)
7. Birth of A Nation (1915)/Broken Blossoms (1919)
8. The White Sister (1923) w/Ronald Colman
9. 3 - D.W. Griffith shorts on 1 DVD ~
An Unseen Enemy (1912) with Dorothy Gish - their first film
Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912), The Mothering Heart (1913)
10. Huckleberry Finn (1985) with Butterfly McQueen
11. Body in the Barn; Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1964) Lillian Gish
12. Home Sweet Home (1914) & Sold for Marriage (1916)
13. Battle at Elderbush Gulch (1912) & Judith of Bethulia (1914)
14. His Double Life (1934) & The Swan (1930)
15. Way Down East (1920)
16. Commandos Strike at Dawn (1942) Paul Muni, Anna Lee
17. Arsenic & Old Lace (1969) with Helen Hayes
18. Orphans of the Storm (1921) Dorothy Gish
19. La Boheme (1926) John Gilbert
20. The Scarlet Letter (1926) Lars Hanson
21. The Wind (1927) Lars Hanson
22. The Enemy (surviving footage, 3/4 film) / Annie Laurie (1927) – 1 DVD
23. The Whales of August (1987) Bette Davis, Ann Sothern Vincent Price
24. The Night of the Hunter (1955) Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters
25. Warning Shot (1967)

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Legendary Lillian Gish 25 DVDs 30 films $30.00 FREE ship USA









The American Film Institute (AFI) named Gish 17th among the greatest female stars of all time. She was awarded an Honorary Academy Award in 1971 and in 1984 she received an AFI Life Achievement Award.

Miss Gish, an American icon, was also awarded in the Kennedy Center Honors.

30 films on 25 DVDs

 


A Romance of Happy Valley (1918)
The Greatest Question (1920)
Hearts of the World (1918) w/Dorothy Gish
Intolerance (1916)
Romola (1924 ) w/Dorothy Gish, William Powell (Digitally enhanced)
True Heart Susie (1919) w/Robert Harron (Original score by Brian Pinette)
Birth of A Nation (1915) / Broken Blossoms (1919) - 1 DVD
The White Sister (1923) w/Ronald Colman
 
3 Films/1 DVD ~
An Unseen Enemy (1912), Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912),
The Mothering Heart (1913)
 
Body in the Barn; Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1964) Lillian Gish
Home Sweet Home (1914) & Sold for Marriage (1916) ~ 1 DVD
Battle at Elderbush Gulch (1912) & Judith of Bethulia (1914) ~ 1 DVD
His Double Life (1934) / The Swan (1930) - 1 DVD
Way Down East (1920) – 1 DVD 
Orphans of the Storm (1921) – 1 DVD
Commandos Strike at Dawn (1942) Paul Muni, Anna Lee
The Wind (1927)

Annie Laurie/The Enemy (1927) This listing is for collector to collector - The Enemy is 2/4 of the film. It is incomplete and the balance of the film has been lost.

La Boheme (1926)  
The Scarlet Letter (1926)
Huckleberry Finn (1985)
Arsenic and Old Lace (1969) Helen Hayes, Bob Crane, Fred Gwynne
The Night of the Hunter (1955) Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Academy Award nominee 1929 Gloria Swanson in The Trespasser & Cecil B. De Mille’s Male & Female (1919) & LUX Radio - Sunset Blvd. (1951)





Gloria Swanson in The Trespasser (1929) received her first of two Academy Award nominations for this film. It was her first talkie. Her 2nd and last nomination was for Sunset Boulevard.
 
 
 
 
During the silent film era, after Gloria made a collection of short comedies - she hit her stride in the late teens.  From 1919 - 1929 - she reigned supreme with Lillian Gish and Mary Pickford.  It was not necessarily her acting, but it was her on and off-screen persona.  She sizzled.  She had Elinor Glyn's "IT!"  Her smash hits were mostly directed by Cecil B. DeMille who also directed Mary Pickford in her early career.





And like Miss Gish and Miss Pickford - the WORLD awaited their first talkie.  And exactly like Gish and Pickford - the audience somehow had matured, changed.

None of these great actresses would ever achieve the superstardom they once had.

They remained friends and rivals until their deaths.  Miss Gish was the last to go.


 
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Gloria Swanson - Madame Sans Gene 1925 Paramount bronze token coin
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Friday, March 28, 2014

Two Monks - Dos monjes (1934) & The Vampire - El Vampiro (1957)



Two Monks - Dos monjes (1934) & The Vampire - El Vampiro (1957) DVD

Two Monks-Dos monjes (1934)
 
In a Gothic-styled monastery, a monk named Javier sees the face of another monk, Juan, and suddenly attempts to bludgeon him to death with a heavy crucifix...

Stars: Víctor Urruchúa, Carlos Villatoro, Magda Haller
Director: Juan Bustillo Oro
Writers: Juan Bustillo Oro, José Manuel Cordero
Release Date: 20 January 1935
Language: Spanish; English sub-titles
Filming Locations: Mexico
 
and

El Vampiro (1957)

El vampiro (1957). El vampiro is widely considered to be a triumph in the Mexican Horror genre. Often called beautifully directed and photographed Vampiro featured film actor, movie writer and producer, Abel Salazar in the lead role. Salazar would become one of the key figures of the Mexican horror film wave and shortly after starring in and producing Vampiro he formed ABSA Studios in Mexico. He would go on to co-produce eight more successful horror films between 1957 and 1963.

The train has arrived in the small Mexican town of Sierra Negra. As the workers unload a large box of soil from Bakonia ...
 
Stars: Abel Salazar, Ariadna Welter and Carmen Montejo
Director: Fernando Méndez
Writers: Ramón Obón (story), Ramón Obón (adaptation)
Language: Spanish; English sub-titles

Good quality for TWO over looked literal film classics from, another era and decade.
 
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Classic silent film comedies! Alice Howell “Cinderella Cinders” (1920) & Colleen Moore “Ella Cinders” (1926)





WORLD-EXCLUSIVE --

Alice Howell
 


 
 
When Stan Laurel was asked to name the ten greatest comediennes of all time, one of the first on the list was Alice Howell ... Her films were sometimes advertised - "Every one a Howell!"

Alice Howell (May 20, 1886-April 11, 1961) was a silent film comedy actress from New York City.

Early reviews of her movies describe her as the scream of the screen. One reviewer likened her to a "sort of Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., and Max Linder." All of this was compressed into "one more or less diminutive package of femininity." She was sometimes called "the girl Charlie Chaplin." she worked for Mack Sennett and later L-KO Kompany and her early comedies were often produced by Universal Pictures.

Among more than one hundred screen credits Howell made such motion pictures as Caught in a Cabaret (1914), Mabel and Fatty's Married Life (1915), Neptune's Naughty Daughter (1917), Green Trees (1924), and Madame Dynamite (1926). Her Bareback Career (1917) was the first of twelve two reel comedies for a new corporation which was formed to manufacture and distribute Alice Howell comedies. Alice appeared in many of Charlie Chaplin’s early short films.

In this era such female slapstick stars as Howell, Dorothy Devore, and Billie Rhodes were inhibited by second-rate films and the absence of genuine star buildup.

Howell's film career continued into the sound movie era with a role as a mute servant of the master murderer in the motion picture The Black Ace (1933).

Alice Howell died in Los Angeles, California in 1961.

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Alice Howell silent film slapstick STAR! 3 films 1 DVD

Colleen Moore
 
Ella Cinders (1926)
(August 19, 1899 – January 25, 1988) was an American film actress, and one of the most fashionable stars of the silent film era.
 
 
Her films out-box officed Mary Pickford and Lillian Gish. She was loved and beloved by her peers and a worldwide audience.

At age 15 she was setting her first step in Hollywood. Her uncle arranged a screen test with director D.W. Griffith. She wanted to be a second Lillian Gish but instead she found herself playing heroines in Westerns with stars such as Tom Mix.

She and her husband, John McCormick (1923–1930) co-produced some of her greatest hits including “Cinderella Cinders” which was released by First National Pictures.

She retired from film in 1934 after a few talkies which were not very successful.

 
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Colleen Moore ~ Sky Pilot (1921), Twinkletoes & Irene (1926) 2 DVDs $9.99

At the height of her fame, Moore was earning $12,500 per week. She was an astute investor, and through her investments remained wealthy for the rest of her life.

In her later years she would frequently attend film festivals, and was a popular interview subject always willing to discuss her Hollywood career. She was a participant in the 1980 documentary film series Hollywood, providing her recollections of Hollywood's silent film era.

F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote of her: "I was the spark that lit up Flaming Youth, Colleen Moore was the torch. What little things we are to have caused all that trouble."

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Delectable Colleen Moore is Ella Cinders, Twinkletoes, Irene (1926) ~ 3 Silent film gems!






Ella Cinders is a 1926 American film adaptation of the comic strip Ella Cinders, directed by Alfred E. Green, starring Colleen Moore, produced by her husband John McCormick (1893-1961), and co-starring Moore's most popular co-star, Lloyd Hughes. In 2013 the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Portions of the film take place on the sets of a movie studio, and so many regulars at First National Studios appear in the film. For example, the director of Ella Cinders, Alfred E. Green, appears in the film as the director of the film being shot as Ella runs through the studio. Famous comedian Harry Langdon appears in the film as a famous film comedian.

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Irene is a 1926 romantic comedy film starring Colleen Moore, and partially shot in Technicolor. The technicolor scene (fashion show) does not survive in its entirety.
Irene was directed by Alfred E. Green and based on the play Irene O'Dare written by James Montgomery. As reported in the book and documentary film The Celluloid Closet, actor George K. Arthur plays a flamboyant gay man in the film named "Madame Lucy". 

Distributed by First National Pictures.  Release: February 21, 1926


Ella Cinders (1926)
Release: June 6th, 1926
 

Twinkletoes is a 1926 silent film romantic drama directed by Charles Brabin and starring Colleen Moore. The film, as with most of Moore's vehicles at this time, was produced by her husband John McCormick with the couple distributing through Moore's resident studio First National Pictures. Release: November 28th, 1926

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