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Silent Star Cameos

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Duffy Mar 5, 2013. 6 Replies

Can anyone please tell me the title of the 1937 (36?) Paramount film which featured a number of silent star cameos?  I thought it was either Hollywood or Hollywood Hotel, but I saw the latter and…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Philip Leibfried Jan 3, 2011. 2 Replies

I'd just like to mention that my book, Star of India - The Life and Films of Sabu is now out from Bearmanor Media,  It's also available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  It was written with the full…Continue

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Film title combos

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Just something to pass the time - combine the title of two films and write an appropriate synopsis, e.g.:Snow White and the Magnificent Seven Dwarfs - poisoned beauty is saved by diminutive…Continue


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What are your favorite movies?
The Adventures of Robin Hood
The Sea Hawk (1940)
Gunga Din
King Kong (1933)
Ben-Hur (1925)
Die Nibelungen Saga (1924)
Who are your favorite stars?
Errol Flynn
Anna May Wong
Boris Karloff
Ronald Colman
Who are your favorite directors?
Fritz Lang
John Ford
Howard Hawks
Edgar Ulmer
Michael Curtiz
Michael Powell
About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
As an avid reader of literature and history, I love seeing past events and favorite books brought to life. I was exposed to silent films early on, and still greatly enjoy their visualness.
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Fade-in: Somewhere in the Sahara; sunrise; summertime (isn't it always?). A dark oasis. Shifting sands. Smouldering fires in the distance. A man and a woman, Rudolf and Gloria; he, the silent lover;she, Madame Sans Gene (What became of Gene?) hearts in exile from the big city.
Gloria (heaving her bosom): “Who are you? Why did you bring me here?”
Rudolf (flashing his eyes): A son of the desert; because I have nothing but
intolerance for foolish wives who continually say, “Don't change your husband.”
Gloria: “Where did you come from?”
Rudolf: “Way down east. Beyond the rocks west of Zanzibar, near Hell's Hinges.”
Gloria: “Barbary sheep. broken blossoms, soft cushions, orchids and ermines –
these are a few of my favorite things.”
Rudolf: “A fool there was reaching for the moon; he put greed first and safety last.
The Arab made a mockery of the wages of virtue, choosing instead the way of all
flesh; thereby incurring the wrath of the gods. He made a blind bargain after
midnight. Among those present were alien souls who had been bound in Morocco during lilac time. Freed by the avenging conscience of the man who laughs, they made their way through blood and sand, and the dust of Egypt, until they reached civilization. One exciting night, under crimson skies, some trifling women noticed lines of white on a sullen sea. They braved the unknown and went down to the sea in ships, drifting across to Singapore. There they
took the road to Mandalay where they remained outside the law, nevertheless wining the hearts of the world.
Gloria (sighing) “Isn't life wonderful?


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Anna May Wong (1905-1961)

Posted on February 3, 2011 at 1:16pm 8 Comments

Just wanted to mention that today is the 50th anniversary of Anna May Wong's passing.   She'll always be remembered as the pioneering Asian-American screen star.  Unfortunately, her descendants still seem to be floundering in the system.  Certainly none has matched her career for longevity, popularity or variety.

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At 11:48pm on December 30, 2010, Gregg Nystrom said…
I've posted the Merle Oberon and one of the Debra Pagets...hope you like!  ;-)
At 10:14pm on December 30, 2010, Gregg Nystrom said…

Thanks so much, Philip!  I so enjoy knowing that others appreciate something I love to do!  I actually have done two Debra Pagets and a Merle Oberon, (as she looked in the early 1930s)...I will look for them now & post them!  ;-)

At 9:46pm on January 9, 2010, MothGirl Wings said…
Hahahaha, only sometimes! We keep a close eye on him!
At 6:49pm on January 9, 2010, MothGirl Wings said…

Thanks for joining the Fans Of Warner Brothers Studios Group - I hope you enjoy the ride!
At 11:14pm on January 7, 2010, Ktrek said…
Welcome Philip! I hope you enjoy the site!!

At 10:33pm on January 7, 2010, Abdullah aka Chuck said…
Welcome to the GAOH, Phillip! Hope you have fun here!

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