Sunday, January 30, 2022

With Stanley in Africa -- January 30, 2022

Moving Picture Weekly, 28-January-1922

With Stanley in Africa was a Universal serial, which starred actor and athlete George Walsh, Raoul Walsh's brother. Walsh played British-American explorer Henry Morton Stanley who is best known for searching central Africa for missionary David Livingstone, who had not been heard from in six years. Note that the cover of this Universal publication calls it a "Universal Continued Feature" rather than as a serial. The film is probably lost.

Moving Picture Weekly, 21-January-1922

This ad calls the film a "chapter play," a common synonym for "serial." 

Moving Picture Weekly, 14-January-1922

Wear your wart-hog button and get in for free. 

Moving Picture Weekly, 14-January-1922

"Another Golden Universal Discovery." Please excuse the racist images. 

Moving Picture Weekly, 14-January-1922

"Carl Laemmle Presents George Walsh/Famous Athlete and Motion Feature Star in His First Appearance in Any Serial or Continued Feature..."

Exhibitors Herald, 07-January-1922

Ruth Roland, who was born in San Francisco, was one of the great Serial Queens. "She fights, she loves, she kisses, she thrills..."

Motion Picture News, 28-January-1922

Moving Picture Weekly, 14-February-1922

Eddie Polo was a popular serial star. He started out as a trapeze artist in a circus. He appeared in many serials in the US and then went to Germany, where he starred in action films. He later worked as a makeup artist. I like the image of Polo diving through the "4" in The Secret 4.

Moving Picture Weekly, 21-January-1922

"Universal's Cyclonic Chapter-Play."

Motion Picture News, 28-January-1922

It looks as if Polo was leaving or planning to leave Universal. 

Motion Picture News, 07-January-1922

Elinor Field played the Jungle Goddess in Selig's serial of the same name. "The Mightiest Animal-Jungle Chapter-Picture Ever Produced"

Exhibitors Herald, 28-January-1922

It looks as if poor Elinor Field is in a sticky situation. 

Motion Picture News, 14-January-1922

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