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by dachshundonstilts
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Games and Fun
Topic: Noun game
Replies: 1383
Views: 39983

Re: Noun game

torpor
by dachshundonstilts
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Games and Fun
Topic: Word association
Replies: 1386
Views: 39800

Re: Word association

bug
by dachshundonstilts
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Silent Photoplay Reviews
Topic: Queen Kelly (1929 - unfinished)
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: Queen Kelly (1929 - unfinished)

Nah, you're not wrong.
by dachshundonstilts
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Silent Photoplay Reviews
Topic: Queen Kelly (1929 - unfinished)
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: Queen Kelly (1929 - unfinished)

Yeah, Stroheim could be his own worst enemy. I keep thinking how "City Lights" was released as a silent in 1931 and still managed to succeed.
by dachshundonstilts
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Games and Fun
Topic: Word association
Replies: 1386
Views: 39800

Re: Word association

piece
by dachshundonstilts
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Games and Fun
Topic: Noun game
Replies: 1383
Views: 39983

Re: Noun game

lutetium
by dachshundonstilts
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Silent Photoplay Reviews
Topic: Queen Kelly (1929 - unfinished)
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Queen Kelly (1929 - unfinished)

I've just watched Kino's DVD of what exists of the film that would have probably been Erich von Stroheim's greatest achievement as director and the highlight of Gloria Swanson's career, had it been completed. "Queen Kelly" is an unfinished masterpiece, amounting to perhaps a third of its intended ru...
by dachshundonstilts
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Soundies
Topic: The Kinetophone: A Fact! A Reality!
Replies: 17
Views: 619

Re: The Kinetophone: A Fact! A Reality!

It would be amazing if someone bothered to preserve that first sheet of foil where he recited Mary Had a Little Lamb, since presumably it could be scanned and listened to. But most likely they were discarded long ago. :cry: He later re-created it. When I heard that some years ago, I was excited, be...
by dachshundonstilts
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Soundies
Topic: The Kinetophone: A Fact! A Reality!
Replies: 17
Views: 619

Re: The Kinetophone: A Fact! A Reality!

Yes! There's a Wikipedia page on them. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edison%27s_Phonograph_Doll That IRENE-3D technology is so cool. I've read that Edison's very first recordings were made on sheets of tinfoil which he wrapped around a cylinder, but once the foil was taken off the cylinder it cou...
by dachshundonstilts
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: That Old Time Music of Yesteryear
Topic: 78s Collection
Replies: 22
Views: 766

Re: 78s Collection

I have a friend who has quite a collection of Edison cylinders and several old phonographs to play them on. He's also got some blank cylinders but hasn't been able to get hold of a cylinder recorder in working condition.