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Movie Memories #2 (1934)

Movie Memories (original title)
Using archival footage and stills, this short film briefly reflects on Hollywood's humble beginnings and then offers tributes, one after the other, to a long list of early film stars who had passed away.

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Hollywood is a town that holds many memories of the movie business and the movies themselves, which has resulted in a town brimming with possibilities and wealth. But the town had very humble beginnings. Part of that history includes the professional lives of the plethora of who are now considered movie stars, such as Mabel Normand, Larry Semon, Willard Louis, Rudolph Schildkraut, Barbara La Marr, Rudolph Valentino, Dustin Farnum, William Russell, Roy Stewart, Alma Rubens, Frederick A. Thomson, Art Acord, George Beban, Louis Wolheim, George Siegmann, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, Jack Pickford, Milton Sills, Lon Chaney, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Renée Adorée, Lilyan Tashman, Lew Cody, Alec B. Francis, and Marie Dressler. Written by Huggo

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1934 (USA)  »

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Approved by the PCA of the MPPDA, Certificate No. 117. See more »

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Decent Short
6 June 2017 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Movie Memories #2 (1934)

** (out of 4)

The second film in the series from Vitaphone doesn't go for laughs like the first one. Instead we get, as other reviewers pointed out, a family album type documentary where we see some of the many famous faces of the silent era. We get a loving narration as we see clips of the famous faces and many of these faces are forgotten today (some even forgotten by silent film buffs). We get clips from Valentino, Colman, Powell, Beery, Cody, Jack and Mary Pickford, Siegmann and many others. Some of the most interesting moments are when Lon Chaney is introduced as "already a classic" four short years after his death. We also have Fatty Arbuckle being shown some respect a year after his death but too bad it couldn't have happened before. Finally, we get clips from Marie Dressler's birthday party, which ended up being her last as she passed away shortly before this movie was released. If you're a fan of silent cinema then you might enjoy seeing these clips as well as the others. This certainly can't come close to actually watching their films but it's a quick history lesson.


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