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Show People (1928)

Still hilarious, and shatters the Orson Wellesian slur on Marion Davies’ abilities. She’s a wonderful comedienne. Given the right material and director (Blondie of the Follies… 8 more words


I play the street life

Depending on how you view the subject matter, you either have to thank, or not thank my friend, Betsy for this piece tonight. Me, its the former, and I have to say that if you are shocked by that, I’m not quite sure why you’re reading a blog like this. 548 more words

Los Angeles

Photoplay May-June 1936

  • Cover subjects: May – Myrna Loy (May); ¬†June – Dick Powell and Marion Davies.
  • Below: Clarence Sinclair Bull’s famous photo of Loy.
  • Coming up next: another cover format change for Photoplay.

William Randolph Hearst Goes to the Movies

“The coming of the motion picture was as important as that of the printing press” – William Randolph Hearst

William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951) loved the moving image. 469 more words


Hippfest 2017: the Silent London Podcast

Thank you to the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival for another great week/end of music and movies in a very warm and sunny Bo’ness. I was there from Wednesday to Saturday and here’s my podcast report from the event, now in its seventh year. 204 more words

Silent Film

A Miss

Unable to see everything showing at the Hippodrome¬†Silent Film Festival — adding up the price of tickets and the price of transport, I decided to skip last night’s show of TOGETHER, Lorenza Mazzetti’s 1956 film, described by Lindsay Anderson as an early example of Free Cinema, and tonight’s showing of King Vidor’s THE PATSY, starring Marion Davies. 189 more words


I never saw a "US"


eing the MISTRESS the “us” is obsolete. It comes in CONVENIENT to the owner of the ECONOMICAL RESOURCES: the status symbol of GREATNESS

alias: Randolph William Hearst… 78 more words

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