Saturday, August 25, 2012

Keystone presents MGM Stars and Studios (1927) Lost Film?

An owner of a 16mm copy of this is searching to see if the film exists- I AM VERY PROUD to feature his filmclip here.

Please visit my webpage on silent film: Lost Film, Found Magazines to read on what lost films are and how they are part of silent film collecting.

Silent Film

Friday, August 17, 2012

The yellow book : an illustrated quarterly Sir Fredrick Leighton

The yellow book : an illustrated quarterly

I've left the volume open at the story Vivian and Merlin. Please visit the above link.

I've always thought of Lord Leighton as a ghost I would want to know, not that I am he himself comeback for a visit, of course. The above link is to The Yellow Book and while skimming through it I found the above Pre-Raphealite.
Scott Lord

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Update on my Hitchcock: Silent Film in San Francisco:I'll be in Boston watching Silent Hitchcock

My Hitchcock- I had a copy of Blackmail  directed by Alfred Hitchcock that I had my name affixed to that I downloaded from the internet archive into You Tube. You Tube removed it whereas the Wayback Machine "misleadingly" makes it appear to be "Creative Commons" Public Domain. Literally, most things made in a foreign country before 1923 are now Public Domain.
I put most of the other film I downloaded, including  copies of " Scrooge" from 1910 and 1913 on private video.
My opinion: the Alfred Hitchcock can certainly be made public domain if someone is going to take the trouble and time and give up their night of watching "Dallas or Dynasty whatever" to enjoy the thrilling fanatsy world of London around the turn of the last century and the incredibly Modern world of the 1920's with their flying machines.

I have been listening to an old time radio mystery every night for nearly a year. I began with the CBS Radio Mystery Theater, then went to listening to the Inner Sanctum and then The Shadow of Fu Man Chu, which is fascinating in that it is a serial rather than separate episodes, and three nightly episodes can be squeezed, or spliced, into one night and still the story will continue chronologically the next evening. Recorded in 1939, Nayland Smith has apparently reached a midpoint in his battle with Fu Man Chu and the story is about to move from 15 Baker Street London to Egypt. During the shows, I type or surf the internet (use a tab). I'll be turning fifty right before the San Francisco Silent Film Festival  (at fourty nine I weighed 128lbs, I still weigh 128lbs: at forty nine I was pumping 200lbs on five nautalis machines for up to 20 reps- I now rely on an isometric for tone untill I go back to the gym) so for my birthday the woman I live with gave me early Hitchcock. I've already seen the film Rich and Strange and it is fantastic- I can watch it over and over again. But for the week of the silent film festival silent films were included in the volume she gave me. The Manxman (1926) The Farmer's Wife (1928, I'm in no hurry to see it, but will) Champagne (1928) Easy Virtue (1926) The Ring (1927) Five silent Hitchcock films to study in July, just to find adventure and the spirit of the thing. All the films were made before 1938 and cover the early sound film of Hitchcock. But she also gave me the Sherlock Holmes films with Arthur Wontner  earlier this year, so the feeling can be made more British Mystery rather than all Hitchcock. Scott Lord