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by CoffeeDan
April 3rd, 2018, 6:55 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Convention City- Maybe Still Out There?
Replies: 4
Views: 12364

Re: Convention City- Maybe Still Out There?

While searching my Liberty magazine files for reviews of James Cagney films, I came across this review of CONVENTION CITY by "Beverly Hills" from the February 3, 1934 issue, which offers a tantalizing peek at this deliberately misplaced film: * * (out of four) CONVENTION CITY With no disre...
by CoffeeDan
March 31st, 2018, 9:45 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: James Cagney's pre-code films
Replies: 16
Views: 68020

Re: James Cagney's pre-code films

Chris, I've had to fall back and regroup, too. One thing I have found in watching Cagney's pre-codes is how many of them hark back to THE PUBLIC ENEMY, Cagney's 5th film and his first, defining hit from 1931. (As an example, several subsequent Cagney films use the song "I'm Forever Blowing Bubb...
by CoffeeDan
March 26th, 2018, 11:24 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: James Cagney's pre-code films
Replies: 16
Views: 68020

James Cagney's pre-code films

Years ago, when I read James Cagney's autobiography Cagney by Cagney , I was rather disheartened by his dismissal of his pre-code work (up to 1934). He complained about how quickly and cheaply they were made -- admittedly, some had only a 2-3 week shooting schedule ("Hell, we could have phoned ...
by CoffeeDan
March 26th, 2018, 10:30 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Will Children of Divorce ever be available on DVD??.
Replies: 9
Views: 12501

Re: Will Children of Divorce ever be available on DVD??.

Somebody should note here that CHILDREN OF DIVORCE was released on DVD/Blu-ray two years ago by Flicker Alley.

Anybody else seen it besides me?
by CoffeeDan
March 26th, 2017, 10:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sailor walks into a bar . . .
Replies: 879
Views: 116417

Re: Sailor walks into a bar . . .

First Cannibal: I don't care for your mother-in-law.
Second Cannibal: Okay, just eat the vegetables!

And did you hear about the cannibal who passed his friend in the jungle?
by CoffeeDan
December 13th, 2016, 3:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Someone's having a birthday!
Replies: 1274
Views: 149417

Re: Someone's having a birthday!

Oh, what a wonderful cake! Thanks for remembering me, PT!
by CoffeeDan
December 23rd, 2015, 5:23 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Best Prints?
Replies: 1
Views: 9577

Re: Best Prints?

Howard, BEAU BRUMMEL is available in an excellent DVD from the Warner Archive Collection. THE SEA BEAST is out there in a substandard DVD from Televista. It's really terrible, I don't recommend it. However, I did see THE SEA BEAST on the big screen at Cinevent about three years ago. It has its momen...
by CoffeeDan
December 23rd, 2015, 5:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Someone's having a birthday!
Replies: 1274
Views: 149417

Re: Someone's having a birthday!

Professional Tourist wrote:Happy Birthday today to CoffeeDan. If you're still lurking, have a great one! :P


Yes, I still come out every now and then! Belated thanks, PT!
by CoffeeDan
August 23rd, 2015, 8:34 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Q & A with Jeffrey Spivak about Buzz: The Life & Art of Busby Berkeley
Replies: 41
Views: 47566

Re: Q & A with Jeffrey Spivak about Buzz: The Life & Art of Busby Berkeley

Thanks for coming to SSO and talking about Busby Berkeley, Mr. Spivak. I too had a copy of The Busby Berkeley Book when it was first published, and I read it to pieces. I'll probably do the same with your book! My first question is about Busby Berkeley and his working relationship with musical arran...
by CoffeeDan
May 19th, 2013, 11:22 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome to Eve Golden, Biographer of John Gilbert
Replies: 78
Views: 50742

Re: Welcome to Eve Golden, Our Guest Author in May

A very illuminating weekend, Eve! Thanks so much for coming over!
by CoffeeDan
May 19th, 2013, 5:43 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome to Eve Golden, Biographer of John Gilbert
Replies: 78
Views: 50742

Re: Welcome to Eve Golden, Our Guest Author in May

Okay, onward: Considering everything John Gilbert got in his second contract, did he have his own "unit" at MGM? I mean in a similar way that George Arliss and Richard Barthelmess had their own units at Warner Brothers at the same time. He seemed to be very "hands on" with his la...
by CoffeeDan
May 19th, 2013, 5:20 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome to Eve Golden, Biographer of John Gilbert
Replies: 78
Views: 50742

Re: Welcome to Eve Golden, Our Guest Author in May

Before I ask my next question, I wanted to pass on this poem by Baron Ireland that I found in the June 28, 1928 issue of Life : THE GREAT LOVER Oh, some like Charlie Chaplin And some like Harold Lloyd And some there are who think no star Shines bright as William Boyd. But the best of 'em all's John ...
by CoffeeDan
May 18th, 2013, 9:13 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome to Eve Golden, Biographer of John Gilbert
Replies: 78
Views: 50742

Re: Welcome to Eve Golden, Our Guest Author in May

Good morning, Ms. Golden! I finished reading your book on John Gilbert last week, and I just wolfed it down -- I finished it in less than four days. Really a fine piece of work, and I say it because I have also done a lot of research on John Gilbert (intensely in the last 20 years or so), and even a...
by CoffeeDan
May 11th, 2013, 4:37 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: John Gilbert Author Eve Golden Returns on May 18th & 19th
Replies: 19
Views: 18272

Re: John Gilbert Author Eve Golden Returns on May 18th & 19th

HUZZAH! As some of you may know, I myself started out as a somewhat reluctant John Gilbert scholar 40 years ago, and I know first-hand that writing Gilbert's life is not an easy task. (Needless to say, that reluctance turned into enthusiasm as I saw more of Gilbert's films.) Hard to believe that it ...
by CoffeeDan
October 12th, 2009, 12:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy Birthday Mongo AND Rudyfan!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1014

Re: Happy Birthday Mongo AND Rudyfan!!

Belated happy birthday wishes to you both, Joe and Donna!

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