Sunday, November 14, 2021

"Buck" Discarded at Church Christening -- November 14, 2021

Motion Picture News, 19-November-1921

100 years ago, cowboy star Buck Jones was thinking of going back to his birth name, Charles Jones.

Moving Picture World, 12-November-1921

Buck Jones was baptized into the Episcopal Church on 30-September-1921 at Saint Mary of the Angels Church in Hollywood. The article says that he might drop the "Buck" and go by "Charles." 

Moving Picture World, 12-November-1921

Moving Picture World, 05-November-1921

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

Motion Picture News, 05-November-1921

Exhibitors Herald, 05-November-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: 
Dorothy Davenport: Her Life and Career 

Moving Picture World, 05-November-1921

Bill Fairbanks, no relation to Doug, appeared in many westerns during the 1920s.

Albuquerque Evening Herald, 02-November-1921

The Ideal Theater in Albuquerque offered a double bill of Hearts of the West starring Bill Fairbanks and The Show Down, starring Art Acord. 

Motion Picture News, 12-November-1921

Art Acord was the star of Winners of the West, a Universal serial.

Moving Picture World, 12-November-1921

Guinn "Big Boy" Williams was a tall, muscular guy who had worked as a cowboy and played professional baseball. Will Rogers helped to get him into the movies and gave him the nickname. Big Boy had been an Army officer during World War One. He remained active during the talkie era.

Snowy Baker was an athlete who first appeared in Australian movies and made several in the US. 

Exhibitors Herald, 05-November-1921

Al Jennings was a former bank and train robber who once shared a prison cell with O. Henry. The Lady of the Dugout, which stars and was produced by Al Jennings, was allegedly based on true events in his life. Jennings was known for telling stretchers, so I wouldn't accept the movie as a documentary, but it does have a very realistic feel to it. The only parts that didn't feel real were the Mojave Desert standing in for Oklahoma and Tehachapi with its huge mountains representing a Texas town. Jennings and his brother Frank were good, understated performers.

William Desmond was a popular actor, who appeared in many serials. Fightin' Mad was a feature. 

Moving Picture World, 19-November-1921

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