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Irving Thalberg Biography: Mark Vieira’s Book Signing

22 November 2009 3:21 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

"I’m looking forward to being ‘onstage’ Sunday at the Egyptian. I love talking about Irving, Norma, and Joan." That’s author Mark A. Vieira, commenting on Allan Ellenberger’s post about his book signing at Larry Edmund’s Bookshop and the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Mark’s latest book, Irving Thalberg: Boy Wonder to Producer Prince, which has just been published by the University of California Press, tells the story of Irving Thalberg, MGM’s second-in-command from the studio’s formation in 1924 to Thalberg’s death in 1936. Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, Lon Chaney, Clark Gable, and Jean Harlow owe their stardom to Thalberg, who was also a crucial creative force behind classics such as Ben-Hur (the 1925 version), Grand Hotel, Mutiny on [...] »

- Andre Soares

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Thomas Meighan, The Lost Squadron at the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum

15 April 2009 7:43 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Via Thomas Gladysz’s article in the Los Angeles Examiner: The Edison Theatre at the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum in the Northern California town of Fremont has been screening silent films and early talkies for quite some time. As Gladysz explains in his article, that area was home to the western studios of the Chicago-based Essanay film company, among whose stars at one point were Gloria Swanson; Charles Chaplin; matinee idol Francis X. Bushman (best remembered for his villain in the 1925 version of Ben-Hur); and company co-owner Gilbert M. "Broncho Billy" Anderson (the "ay" in Essanay; the "ess" was George K. Spoor), the first cowboy star. The Niles Essanay Museum’s line-up for the rest of April (see below) includes the must-see 1921 dramatic comedy Conrad in Quest of His Youth, a touching tale of a middle-aged man (silent-screen superstar Thomas Meighan, right) trying to relive the past only to »

- Andre Soares

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The Ultimate Guide to TCM's 31 Days of Oscar Begins Here

31 January 2009 5:56 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

From this Sunday, February 1 through Tuesday, March 3 Turner Classic Movies (TCM) begins their annual 31 Days of Oscar, which brings you night after night of Oscar winning and nominated films uncut and commercial free on TCM and I have put together for you a mini guide for films to look for each day so you can either sit down and enjoy them as they play or set your DVR to record them for later. Either way, this is a great way to knock off so many of those classic films from your must see list. First, how about the TCM video montage preview. Can you name the films?

Now, for the full schedule you can click here to download the Pdf or you can browse TCM's online calendar at the 31 Days of Oscar official site. Because one thing is for sure, even though I list films for every single day below »

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