Sunday, October 17, 2021

The New Sheridan in Greenwich Village, New York -- October 17, 2021

 

Moving Picture World, 08-October-1921

The Sheridan Theater, later Loew's Sheridan, opened in Manhattan's Greenwich Village in 1921 and was torn down in 1969.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Suzanne Somers 75 -- October 16, 2021

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Actress Suzanne Somers was born 75 years ago today, on 16-October-1946. We watched Three's Company during the first couple of seasons. She was born in San Bruno. I sometimes see her promoting unusual health products.

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Friday, October 15, 2021

Buck Jones Scores Again -- October 15, 2021

Moving Picture World, 22-October-1921

Buck Jones started out as Fox Film Corporation's second-tier cowboy star, after Tom Mix. He went on to have a strong career, well into the talkie era. I think he deserves his own series. Bar Nothing is a good title.

Moving Picture World, 08-October-1921

Eddie Sedgwick directed and Ruth Renick co-starred.

Bemidji Daily Pioneer, 15-October-1921

"They aroused the wrong man! They started something -- he finished it!"

Exhibitors Herald, 08-October-1921

Hoot Gibson was a contemporary of Tom Mix and Buck Jones. His movies tended to emphasize humor. He starred in Universal productions.

Moving Picture World, 29-October-1921

Lester Cuneo had worked with Tom Mix at the Selig Polyscope Company and then served in the army during World War One. Unable to deal with the death of his wife, Cuneo died by his own hand in 1925. Mrs Wallace Reid was Dorothy Davenport. Learn more about her here:

Exhibitors Herald, 01-October-1921

Lester Cuneo planned to make a "Spanish picture" in Mexico. 

Exhibitors Herald, 22-October-1921

The Vitagraph starred William Duncan and his wife Edith Johnson in two features, Steelheart and Where Men Are Men

Exhibitors Herald, 22-October-1921

Benjamin B Hampton produced adaptions of six Zane Grey novels, including The Mysterious Rider. Robert McKim, who had played Zorro's nemesis in the Douglas Fairbanks movie, starred. McKim died in 1927. Learn more about Benjamin B Hampton, who promoted Zane Grey Week:


Thursday, October 14, 2021

Here's Strongheart -- October 14, 2021

Exhibitors Herald, 01-October-1921

Strongheart was born in Germany and trained to work for the police and the Red Cross during World War One. After the war, the dog's owner could not afford to keep him, so he placed him with a kennel in the United States. Director Lawrence Trimble saw Strongheart and persuaded screenwriter Jane Murfin to purchase him. Trimble trained Strongheart and directed him in four movies. Strongheart got burned by a studio light in 1929 and died from a tumor caused by the burn. Strongheart was one of the first German Shepherd dogs to star in a movie. The Silent Call was Strongheart's first movie.

Exhibitors Herald, 22-October-1921


Wednesday, October 13, 2021

A Still More Lovable Tom Mix -- October 13, 2021

Moving Picture World, 01-October-1921

I was amazed to see how elaborate this two-page ad for Tom Mix's The Night Horseman, which was a sequel to The Untamed. Both films were based on novels by Max Brand (Frederick Schiller Faust), who wrote lots of Westerns. He later created the character Doctor Kildaire.

Motion Picture News, 07-August-1920

A less-elaborate ad for The Untamed

Moving Picture World, 08-October-1921

Lynn Reynolds directed. May Hopkins was the leading lady.
 
Exhibitors Herald, 29-October-1921

The Rough Diamond was "a new kind of Tom Mix Picture." It appears to have been a Ruritanian romance/comedy. It is probably lost. 

Moving Picture World, 29-October-1921

Eva Novak was his leading lady. Eddie Sedgwick directed. 

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Hare We Go -- October 12, 2021

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 Happy Columbus Day, everyone. In 1953, Bugs Bunny starred in "Hare We Go," a Merrie Melody directed by Robert McKimson. After Bugs proves that the world is round, he sails with Christopher Columbus as a mascot. The crew thinks Bugs is a jinx, but the ship hits land just as his pursuers catch him.

Monday, October 11, 2021

Harry Carey: The First Western Super-Production Ever Screened -- October 11, 2021

Seattle Star, 28-October-1921

I have decided that Harry Carey, a pioneering western star, deserves his own series of posts, separate from the posts about William S Hart. I like the image above.

Moving Picture World, 29-October-1921

The Fox was Harry Carey's first Universal-Jewel production. Jewels were prestigious productions with higher budgets and longer running times than other Universal features. We can see the huge crowd of horsemen in this ad.

Moving Picture World, 01-October-1921

"Carey's First Big Feature."

Moving Picture World, 22-October-1921

Seattle Star, 28-October-1921

"In the most stupendous Western ever made."

Exhibitors Herald, 01-October-1921

Harry Carey and his wife Olive kiss under the watchful eye of censors.

Exhibitors Herald, 08-October-1921

Brute Island was a rerelease of a 1914 feature, McVeagh of the South Seas, which Harry Carey wrote, directed and starred in.

Moving Picture Weekly, 11-September-1921