Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by Kitty » Wed May 17, 2017 11:21 pm

This one is cool, on the same page as Jean's poem. I like it because of all the names of the photoplays included.
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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by donnie » Thu May 18, 2017 1:49 pm

:D That was a bit of work!

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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by Kitty » Sat May 20, 2017 2:07 pm

Those pesky ladies! Isn't it funny that many things women do to look pretty are really for their own benefit?
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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by donnie » Sun May 21, 2017 3:34 pm

Man, women's hats and/or hair blocking the screen was really a big issue back then, wasn't it? :D I guess most theaters then didn't have a sloped floor putting the screen at a good angle to avoid that.

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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by Kitty » Sun May 21, 2017 6:50 pm

donnie wrote:
Sun May 21, 2017 3:34 pm
I guess most theaters then didn't have a sloped floor putting the screen at a good angle to avoid that.
Yes, I think that the flat floor type was common in theaters of play and stage till even the 80s. We have a performance center here that was redone in the 80s, and it is like that.
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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by donnie » Sun May 21, 2017 8:06 pm

I know the Fox Theatre in Atlanta has a steeply sloping floor, and it was built in the '20s, but that may have been an exception to the rule, or maybe only the big movie palaces had them. Probably a lot of the earliest theaters were converted from buildings of other original purposes.

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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by Kitty » Sun May 21, 2017 9:37 pm

That's interesting!! I may be going to Atlanta in August. I have to find that theater to see. Have you seen it? Does it retain an old look?
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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by donnie » Sun May 21, 2017 10:57 pm

Yes, it was built in the 20's and has been kept pretty much the same—still has the original theatre organ. It is in an Arab/Moorish style of architecture—kind of a Rudolph Valentino-ish thing, I guess. :)
My wife went there a few weeks ago to see Norah Jones. I haven't been there in many years.
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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by Kitty » Sun May 21, 2017 11:34 pm

Wow! Is that a personal picture? Beautiful. We will at least drive by there to see the outside when we go.
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Re: Literature That Glorifies the Photoplay

Post by donnie » Mon May 22, 2017 1:58 pm

No, not a personal photo, it was online. It's been such a long time since I was there, I couldn't remember exactly what it looked like. Don't know that there is too much to see from the street.

I always wanted to hear the theatre organ in there. I think theatre organs are fascinating. I remember the first time I heard a recording of one, I was surprised at how different it sounded from a church organ. Here is an interesting video in which the organist at the Fox is talking about playing it. I could never in a million years do something like that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAYqOlIaPKY

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