Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Go and Get It -- August 11, 2020


Motion Picture News, 24-July-1920

Director Marshall (Mickey) Neilan made Go and Get It, a horror comedy featuring a gorilla with a human brain. The movie may still exist. In 1941, Paramount remade the story as The Monster and the Girl

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Sunday, August 9, 2020

Tom Mix in The Untamed -- August 9, 2020


Motion Picture News, 07-August-1920

"The story of three strange comrades -- a man, a horse, and dog..." Max Brand wrote countless westerns for the pulp magazines. He later created the character of Doctor Kildaire.  

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Bob March, RIP -- August 8, 2020

 

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Captain Satellite has died. Bob March hosted a children's show that many of us watched after school. He had children do jobs aboard his rocket ship and he showed cartoons. 

Friday, August 7, 2020

The White Moll -- August 7, 2020


Motion Picture News, 07-August-1920

Having appeared in ten serials between 1914 and 1919, Pearl must have gotten tired of the format. Perhaps the format had also grown tired of her. She made ten features for the Fox Film Corporation between 1919 and 1922. Sadly, her popularity waned. The White Moll is probably lost, but it left us this colorful trade ad.  .  


Thursday, August 6, 2020

Ella Raines 100 -- August 6, 2020


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Actress Ella Raines had a distinctive look.  She was great in Phantom Lady.  

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Lloyd Praised at Review -- August 5, 2020


Motion Picture News, 24-August-1920

Harold Lloyd's successful comedies helped to build Hal Roach's new studio. Lloyd and Roach were pioneers in sneak previewing movies. 

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Wilford Brimley, RIP -- August 2, 2020

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I was sad to learn that actor Wilford Brimley has died. He served in the Marine Corps. He came to acting late in life. I loved  the way he played the manager in The Natural.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

He Introduces the Shimmying Cat -- August 1, 2020

Nevada County Picayune, 19-August-1920
This item mentions that Larry Semon started out as a newspaper cartoonist.