Category Archives: 1918

Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1918 film “Mickey,” with Mabel Normand, George O. Nicholls, Laura La Varnie, Lewis J. Cody, Minta Durfee, Wheeler Oakman and Tom Kennedy. Written by J.G. Hawks, production manager Hampton Del Ruth, photographed by Frank … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Deja Vu All Over Again With COVID-19

For more than a month, most of the world has lived in a state of suspended animation as we all deal with the effects of COVID-19. Many are not following guidelines or procedures, griping about the situation, etc., seeming to … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Elsie Janis Rallies the Troops for World War I

World War I, the “War to End All Wars,” concluded 100 years ago at the 11th minute of the 11th hour, November 11, 1918. A bloody conflagration involving such countries and republics as the United States, Canada, England, France, Germany, … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Do Something for Uncle Sam

“Do Something” via the Library of Congress. One hundred years ago on July 28, 1914, World War I erupted after Austria-Hungary fired the first shots invading Serbia in response to Yugoslav nationalist Gavrilo Princip’s shooting and killing of Archduke Franz … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Douglas Fairbanks, Author

Douglas Fairbanks: “Teaching his dog to smile.” Douglas Fairbanks exploded onto the filmmaking scene in 1915 after a successful career on Broadway as a dashing leading man. His jaunty joie de vivre and flashy acrobatics wowed audiences on stage and … Continue reading

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Found on EBay – ‘Salome’

What is advertised as original still No. 25-17 of Theda Bara from the lost film “Salome” has been listed on EBay. I have seen enough of these photos to confirm that the production code begins with “25-XX.” The Witzel studios … Continue reading

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