Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Cartoonist George McManus created Bringing Up Father, the story of Maggie and Jiggs, in 1913. It was still appearing in the Sunday Examiner-Chronicle when I was a kid. It finally stopped in 2000.
The Christie Company produced Jiggs in Society, starring Johnny Ray as Jiggs, Margaret Cullington as Maggie and Laura La Plante as their daughter Nora.
Monday, April 27, 2020
Saturday, April 25, 2020
|Washington Times, 25-April-1920|
YOUNG FILM STAR DIES
Miss Clarine Seymour Appeared Here On Screen Last Week in "The Idol Dancer."
NEW YORK, April 27 -- Miss Clarine Seymour, one of the youngest and most popular motion picture players, died here on Sunday evening following an operation at the Misericordia Hospital from intestinal ailment. The passing of Miss Seymour removes from the motion picture screen an exceptionally talented player, one whose career was just blossoming into a particularly bright future. Her work In "The Girl Who Stayed at Home." "True Heart Susie," "Scarlet Days" and "The Idol Dancer" established her as an actress of unusual charm and beauty. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert V. Seymour, her parents, at New Rochelle, N. Y. Miss Seymour appeared on the screen here last week In "The Idol Dancer," which was featured at the Rialto Theater.
|Indiana Daily Times, 02-April-1920|
Thursday, April 23, 2020
|Film Daily, 01-April-1920|
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
|Motion Picture World, 03-April-1920|
Sunday, April 19, 2020
Saturday, April 18, 2020
|New York Clipper, 20-May-1906|
A mere month after the 1906 Earthquake and Fire in San Francisco, Lubin offered several films showing the city before and after the disaster.
The Following Films are Ready for Delivery:
PANORAMA OF SAN FRANCISCO IN FIRE AND SMOKE
REFUGEES ON MARKET STREET
ARRIVAL OF REFUGEES AT OAKLAND
THE FIRST TROLLEY CAR AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE
WATERFRONT REFUGEES LEAVING SAN FRANCI8CO
THE DOOMED CITY
Showing Falling Houses and Burning Homes.
REFUGEE8 AT THE GOLDEN GATE PARK
Soldiers Feeding the Starving People.
PANORAMAS OF NOB HILL, CHINATOWN, ST. FRANCIS HOTEL
Showing the Terrible Havoc Wrought by Earthquake and Fire.
PANORAMAS OF MARKET STREET, THE CITY HALL, TAKEN FROM THE ROOF OF THE U. S. MINT
This Section has been Entirely Destroyed.
REFUGEES IN JEFFERSON SQUARE
An Appalling Sight.
SHOT FOR LOOTING
Showing the Dead Bodies of Human Hyenas.
AND 36 OTHERS. ALSO 100 SLIDES NOW READY.
FILMS 11 CENTS PER FOOT.
Friday, April 17, 2020
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
|Motion Picture News, 03-April-1920|
Monday, April 13, 2020
|Mad Magazine, December 1972|
Mad Magazine's Mort Drucker has died. It was not because of COVID-19. When I read Mad, his film and television parodies were my favorite feature. I could tell which actresses he liked.
Sunday, April 12, 2020
Saturday, April 11, 2020
|Motion Picture News, 10-April-1920|
"Buster Keaton will be featured in a Metro two-reel comedy to be made under the supervision of Lou Anger..."
Thursday, April 9, 2020
|Motion Picture News, 03-April-1920|
|El Paso Herald, February 28, 1920|
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Sunday, April 5, 2020
|Alaska Daily Empire, 27-April-1920|
Saturday, April 4, 2020
The City of San Francisco had planned to have a big celebration today for the 150th birthday of Golden Gate Park. It will be rescheduled because of the pandemic.
I don't know the date of the park's actual birthday. I grew up a couple of blocks uphill from the park. I spent a lot of time there with my family, my friends and on my own. I never completed my project to walk around the perimeter of the whole park.
In 1915, while Charlie Chaplin was making movies for Essanay across the bay in Niles, his team shot most of the second half of "A Jitney Elopement" in the western end of Golden Gate Park and along the Great Highway. Here we see the Dutch windmill in operation.
The official website.
Friday, April 3, 2020
|Great Falls, Montana Daily Tribune, 20-April-1920|