Monday, August 13, 2018

Silence is Platinum: Episode 4 (Part II)

Here it is! Part II of episode 4. I hope you will enjoy this new episode and be introduced to some new stars of the silent screen.

The next episode will feature silent film stars Arthur V. Johnson, Frances Burnham, Lottie Lyell, and Diana Miller. 

Enjoy! And let me know you what you think by either commenting or rating/reviewing on iTunes!


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Mary Thurman











Mary, Roscoe Arbuckle, and Harriet Hammond

Mary and Marie Prevost
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Emily Stevens





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Ward Crane

Ward, Buster Keaton, and Kathryn McGuire

Ward, Kathryn McGuire, and Buster Keaton


Buster Keaton and Ward

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Casson Ferguson

Casson and Rudolph Valentino

Casson and Mary Pickford


Catherine Mallon Ferguson

SOURCES

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Silence is Platinum: Episode 4 (Part I)

Welcome to episode 4 (part I) of the series "No Talkies : Silent Forever." This first part of the episode is covering Mace Greenleaf, Florence Barker, Jack Standing and Marguerite Marsh. 

Part II of this episode will feature Mary Thurman, Emily Stevens, Ward Crane and Casson Ferguson. Keep an eye out for that in the next couple of days!

Hope you enjoy!


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Mace Greenleaf
Mace Greenleaf -


Lucy Banning Greenleaf - ELOPING ACTRESS . SWi iihi " L. mrs. Lucy...

Lucy Banning Greenleaf - MARRIES AFTER HUSBAND HAS BEEN DEAD 10 DAYS
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Florence Barker
Florence Barker - Jf. ' - - -in i , it , ' ' , i .V....

Florence Barker -


Glen White and Florence
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Jack Standing

Jack Standing - &r? X'y&tfu if! , . - K ' , y" I v - - i f &...

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Marguerite Marsh




Marguerite and Mae Marsh



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SOURCES


Monday, May 7, 2018

Headstone for Joe Keaton


The Three Keatons - Joe, Myra and Buster
The Three Keatons - Joe, Myra and Buster

I am very excited to announce the campaign to secure a headstone for Joe Keaton, father of Buster. Since his death in 1946, Joe has been lying in an unmarked grave at Inglewood Cemetery in Inglewood, California. I have teamed with the International Buster Keaton Society to have a proper headstone placed, HOPEFULLY in time for the Buster Keaton Weekend happening in LA in June. 


If you recall I did a similar campaign in 2016 for Katherine Grant and she is now (thankfully) resting in a marked grave. I am so excited to be able to work with the Buster Keaton Society to ensure that Joe Keaton will be remembered for not just being the father of Buster, but also for his work in vaudeville and silent film.

Joe and Buster Keaton

Please visit the GoFundMe campaign for information and donate if you can. If you cannot donate, then please help spread the word. Also, click HERE for further information on Joe Keaton on the International Buster Keaton's webpage and HERE for information on the Buster Keaton Weekend in June. 



Headstone design


Joe currently lies in one of these unmarked plots in Inglewood. The ground marker was overgrown so I was unable to pinpoint the exact location at the time.



** New podcast episode will be out within the week, stay tuned for that as well! **

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Silence is Platinum Podcast: Episode 3

Hello to one and all! This year has been pretty crazy for me so far, BUT I am glad to be able to present you with the third episode of the Silence is Platinum podcast. I am hoping the fourth episode will follow within the next month. 

Enjoy!


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SIDNEY RANKIN DREW




Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Drew
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ORMER LOCKLEAR





Viola Dana, Ormer and Shirley Mason

Ormer and Viola Dana

Viola Dana and Ormer

Viola Dana and Ormer


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B.H. DELAY



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ELSIE MACKAY 




Ronald Colman and Elsie aka Poppy Wyndham

Walter Hinchcliffe

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SOURCES

Ancestry.com
Aviators in Early Hollywood by Shawna Kelly
Family Search
Heritage Quest
Hollywood documentary (1980, available on YouTube)
IMdB
Media History Project
Newspapers.com
West Over the Waves: The Final Flight of Elsie Mackay by Jayne Baldwin
Wikipedia