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    Catching Up...

    There never seems to be enough time to deal with all the things I’d like to write about. Fortunately, other people have covered some of these topics, so I’m happy to serve as your tour guide to some worthwhile articles, blogs, and web postings.

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    Toasting A Silent Film Gala

    This weekend is a special one in Los Angeles, because on Sunday night the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is holding its annual Silent Film Gala at UCLA’s glorious Royce Hall.

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    Silent Movie Locations—At Your Fingertips

    Where did Charlie Chaplin stage a throwaway gag in his classic 1931 movie City Lights—and does the street look the same today, eighty years later? The answer is yes, and John Bengtson just figured it out.

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    ‘DAILY’ FILM HISTORY ONLINE

    In the online era it might be difficult for young people to appreciate the role daily and weekly trade journals played in the movie industry way back when.

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    Disney Rarities On Auction—And On View

    Auctions offering Disney artwork and memorabilia are fairly commonplace, but the material gathered for Profiles in History’s newest event, in conjunction with The actual envelope, in Walt Disney’s handwriting.

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    Remembering Jackie Cooper

    I feel as if I’ve known Jackie Cooper my whole life. Like many baby boomers, I grew up on a daily diet of The Little Rascals (originally known as Our Gang) on television, and also watched reruns of his 1950s TV series The People’s Choice, which I liked because it featured a dog named Cleo who “talke...

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    TCM Goes Hollywood—Again

    Euphoric: that’s the best word I can think of to describe the feeling that permeated the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood this past weekend.

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    Good Riddance To Movie Prints

    Well, it’s about time. After more than a hundred years of faithful service, 35mm prints seem destined to go the way of the dodo bird, and I for one am glad. Who needs those pesky, perforated pieces of film anyway?Actual 35mm frames from Can-Can with Maurice Chevalier, Shirley MacLaine and Frank Sina...

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    100 Years Of Movie Memories

    100 Years Of Movie Memories

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    Farewell, Marvin of the Movies

    His name was Marvin Eisenman, but most of his film-buff pals knew him as Marvin of the Movies. He wasn’t a trained archivist or a professional librarian, but he kept careful track of all 42,000 movies in his collection and offered copies to friends, friends of friends, filmmakers, researche...

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