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Talking Pictures

It was 1926 and another marvel of science–talking pictures–was unveiled to audiences at Broadway’s Warners’ Theatre. It was here that the Warner Brothers launched their ‘Vitaphone’ talkies including… 278 more words

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In the Shadow of Rathbone: John Barrymore in Sherlock Holmes (1922/2001)

Yes, I’m cheating by putting this film with my reviews of Sherlock Holmes films made after the Basil Rathbone series. However, in a way, Sherlock Holmes, 848 more words

Sherlock Holmes On Film

The Sunday Intertitle: Quaker Boats

I was reminded of 1922’s DOWN TO THE SEA IN SHIPS by a Guardian article about whaling in the movies, prompted by Opie’s recent HEART OF THE SEA. 374 more words


America is the country where you can buy a lifetime supply of...

America is the country where you can buy a lifetime supply of aspirin For one dollar and use it up in two weeks. – John Barrymore: http://dlvr.it/DJrVHV

John Barrymore

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. does impersonations of his hero John Barrymore, John Gilbert, and his father Douglas Fairbanks Sr. in “Our Modern Maidens” (1929).

The Theatrical 20's

Tallulah Bankhead arrived NY the teenage winner of a movie magazine beauty contest. By accident her chaperone registered at the Hotel Algonquin, allowing her vivid personality to be discovered by famous folk of the Round Table. 281 more words

Saturday Night Drive In: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920 )

This weekend we go back in time to 1920 where the pioneers of cinema had to struggle with issues we could only have nightmares about in today’s time.  527 more words

Cryptic Escape Magazine