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Comic Legends Together: Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd and More!

Just for Fun: When Comic Legends Gather, it makes for some awesome pictures… I can’t help but marvel at the comedic talent (understatement) that emerged during the Silent Era — Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd…  It’s really mind-boggling… That … Continue reading

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A Star is Born – Gloria Swanson at Essanay

  A Star is Born – Gloria Swanson at Essanay “You ought to screen wonderfully, if you don’t screen terribly,” the director challenged the young woman touring the studio. The petite young girl was not intimidated. “Try me,” she fired … Continue reading

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Charlie Chaplin at Essanay

  Charlie Chaplin at Essanay A celebratory dance and a hefty paycheck signaled the start of Charlie Chaplin’s stay with the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company, but his year-and-a-half stay with the studio produced more than that. It was the start … Continue reading

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Saving and Restoring Historic Essanay Studios: Interview with Gary Keller at The Essanay Center

  Interview with Gary N. Keller at The Essanay Center Essanay Studios is currently running an Indiegogo Campaign to raise money for the preservation and revitalization of their historic film studio — the first and last remaining silent film studio. CMH … Continue reading

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Preserving History: The Essanay Studios Indiegogo Campaign

Preserving History: The Restoration of Iconic Essanay Studios The Famous terracotta entrance to present-day Essanay Studios. History is such a beautiful thing. Like a giant puzzle with endless pieces, History provides us with context for concepts and events as infinite in … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Georgia Hale

Born June 24, 1905 Silent Actress Georgia Hale! Georgia Hale appeared in 22 films (21 silents and 1 talkie) but is probably best remembered as Georgia the Dance-Hall Girl (Charlie Chaplin’s ‘crush’) in The Gold Rush… Georgia Hale and Charlie … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Charlie Chaplin

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Charles Chaplin, born April 16th, 1889! I’m certainly not a film expert by any stretch of the imagination; I am simply ‘just’ a film fan.  And yet, while I may not understand the technical … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Virginia Cherrill

Born April 12, 1908 Actress Virginia Cherrill! Virginia Cherrill appeared in only 15 films, retiring from acting in 1933 after her marriage to Cary Grant. Cherrill is undoubtedly best known for her role as the Blind Flower Girl in Charlie … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Character Actor Mack Swain

Born February 16, 1876 Character Actor Mack Swain! Character Actor Mack Swain appeared in over 160 films and shorts — including over 50 ‘Ambrose’ shorts, The Idle Class, Pay Day, The Pilgrim — and most famously (and my favorite) as … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Magnet Madness Contest: GUESS the MAGNET!

Classic Movie Magnet Madness Continues! Entry Task for today…  GUESS THE MAGNET! In order to win today’s SURPRISE Classic Movie Magnet, be the FIRST person to correctly TWEET the NAME of the SURPRISE MAGNET (FILM)! (US and Canada entries only … Continue reading

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