This is the grave of Harold Lockwood. Born in 1887 in Brooklyn, Lockwood grew up middle class in Newark. He started his work life in the import-export business, but hated.
Time to watch one of my very favorite early silent films, the 1903 film The Gay Shoe Clerk, in which a shoe salesman scores big time when his customer shows.
Imagine yourself at the movies in the 1910s. By this point, there are real cinemas. You are going to go there with your family, or your friends, or your girl/boyfriend..
I may have linked to this film way in the distant past, but I never have since I started the film club, so let's discuss the 1907 film The Teddy.
The reason D.W. Griffith was a great filmmaker isn't that he had a great moral message, though he most certainly thought of himself as a liberal. Being a pro-Confederate liberal.
We haven't touched on Georges Méliès for awhile, so let's consider his 1905 film, The Legend of Rip Van Winkle, or sometimes just called Rip's Dream. One of the most.
An old favorite of mine for tonight, with an emphasis on old. This brilliantly creative 1909 film is a lot of fun. https://www.youtube.com/embed/_UvG5ItVzxc Hard out there for the smoker.
Last night, I got back in touch with an old friend, Tod Browning's 1927 film The Unknown. I love this film so much. Joan Crawford, in one of her first.