Tuesday, September 27, 2022

London's "Fish Patrol" to Be Pictured -- September 27, 2022

Motion Picture News, 02-September-1922

In 1906, Jack London published a short story collection called Tales of the Fish Patrol. After his time as an oyster pirate, a maritime poacher, he joined the California Fish Patrol to fight the oyster pirates. In 1922, Universal began producing a series of two-reelers based on the stories. Jack Mulhall played the main character. 

Motion Picture News, 02-September-1922

Edward A Kull directed. The eight movies were to be released one every two weeks. 

The little item for Laugh-O-Grams is an ad for Walt Disney's animation studio in Kansas City, Missouri.

Moving Picture World, 16-September-1922

The Mohican's Daughter, a feature, was based on Jack London's short story "The Story of Jees Uck." If I read it, I don't remember it.

Monday, September 26, 2022

Sherlock Holmes is October Release -- September 26, 1922

Moving Picture World, 02-September-1922

John Barrymore, "America's greatest dramatic artist," played Sherlock Holmes in Sam Goldwyn's production of Sherlock Holmes

Moving Picture World, 02-September-1922

Sherlock Holmes was among "The Big Birds On The Horizon!"

Moving Picture World, 16-September-1922

This was the only movie Carol Dempster appeared in that was not directed by her patron, DW Griffith.

Moving Picture World, 30-September-1922

Moving Picture World, 16-September-1922

This item is a little confusing because it reports that FBO was going to produce an adaption of The Hound of the Baskervilles starring Eille Norwood as Holmes. The movie had been made the year before in Great Britain. It was directed by Maurice Elvey, who had directed the two successful series of short stories starring Norwood as Holmes. 

Moving Picture World, 30-September-1922

I like the picture of the hound. 

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Cheryl Tiegs 75 -- September 25, 2022


Model and actress (mostly model) Cheryl Tiegs was born 75 years ago today, on 25-September-1947. I used to get her mixed up with actress Cheryl Ladd.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Producing in San Francisco -- September 24, 2022


Moving Picture World, 02-September-1922

Edward Belasco, brother of playwright and impresario David Belasco, and Victor B. Fisher planned to produce a movie in San Francisco. Anna Blake Mezquida was a San Francisco author. I can't find any trace of a 1922 movie named Dancing Feet.  

San Francisco Examiner, 18-July-1922

I missed this one in July.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Blackhawk Bulletin 229 -- Batman -- September 23, 2022

Blackhawk Bulletin 229, October 1972

I was an avid reader of the Blackhawk Bulletin, even though I rarely had enough money to buy any movies from Blackhawk Films. I would have loved to get this edited version of the original Batman movie serial. Nowadays we can get the whole thing on dvd. 

Learn more about the serial here:
Big V Riot Squad: Batman vs Doctor Daka -- June 1, 2014

I was excited to learn that scans of many issues were available at the HMH Foundation Moving Image Archives at USC:
USC HMH Foundation Moving Image Archive » Blackhawk Films’ Catalogs (uschefnerarchive.com)

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Tales of the Jazz Age 100 -- September 22, 2022

New York Herald, 24-September-1922

F Scott Fitzgerald's second collection of short stories, Tales of the Jazz Age, made its debut 100 years ago today, on 22-September-1922. The image in the ad is from John Held, Jr's design for the dust jacket. While several stories from his first collection, Flappers and Philosophers, had been made into movies, not as many stories from this collection were adapted for film or television.

In 1963, a now-lost BBC series called Teletale presented "The Camel's Back."  

"The Diamond as Big as the Ritz," which I always thought was a little clunky, was adapted by Kraft Theater a cheesy (sorry) anthology series on NBC in 1955. I also remember a radio adaption. 


In 2008 "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" was made into a feature film which I have not yet seen. It was directed by David Fincher. 

I find that I can't remember some of the stories in the collection at all. 

Moving Picture World, 23-September-1922

Warner Brothers promoted their planned adaption of Fitzgerald's second novel, The Beautiful and Damned. I need to read that again.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Harry Carey 75 Years -- September 21, 2022

Moving Picture Weekly, 11-September-1921

75 years ago today, on 21-September-1947, veteran cowboy actor Harry Carey, died. He always seemed to be a good guy. In 1921, Universal published a series of ads with folksy quotes from "Human Harry Carey." 

Moving Picture Weekly, 18-September-1921

Moving Picture Weekly, 18-September-1921

Moving Picture Weekly, 18-September-1921

Moving Picture Weekly, 25-September-1921