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Hello Vintage Enthusiasts!

A quick announcement that Zelda: The Magazine of the Vintage Nouveau's Issue 4 is NOW available on http://www.zeldamag.com/ ! We have some special new things going on with the site- the first of which is an exciting new design! Check out Zelda's blog on our main page with Zelda and vintage news of all kinds! We are also excited to release the new Vintage Shopping Guide- highlighting some of the most exciting offerings from our sponsors!

THE FEATURES IN THIS ISSUE:

STEAMPUNK APOLLO : GEORGES MELIES AND LE VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE
by David Avallone
EARLY EXOTICA : ISLANDS OF LOST TREASURES
by Jason Benjamin
CALYPSO, RUM & COCA-COLA : PUTTING THE VERSE IN SUBVERSIVE SINCE 1912
by Bryn Esplin
SPLITTING HAIRS : THE PERFECT SHAVE WITH MICHAEL HAAR
interview by Don Spiro
TUTORIAL : THE 1920S GLAMOUR FACE
by Gin Minsky, text by Diane Naegel
FORMERLY FAMOUS : SYLVIA ULBACK
by Brett Leveridge
CAREFREE : A DATE WITH GINGER ROGERS
by Joshua Curtis
ALBERTO VARGAS : FROM BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD
by Don Spiro
BELLE OF NEW ORLEANS : MESCHIYA LAKE
interview by Shauna Leone
EMPIRE OF LOVE : MICHELLE L’AMOUR
interview by Diane Naegel
VINTAGE CITY 101 : AUSTIN
compiled by Amelia Raley
SAGE ADVICE : ASK MISTER BURTON
by Mister Burton
THE RECIPE BOX
compiled by Diane Naegel
ON THE TOWN : SNAPS FROM VINTAGE SOCIAL EVENTS FROM COAST TO COAST
ILLUSTRATIONS & COMICS BY FYODOR PAVLOV AND LAWRENCE GULLO www.baritaria.com

ALSO!

If you haven't gotten your hands on Zelda yet or would like to send issues to a friend, now's the time! We are proud to offer our four issue bundle (one of each issue 1-4) for only $25 domestic or $35 international! That's a $5 savings for domestic delivery, and a whopping $11 savings on international orders! All prices include shipping.

Thank you for your support of Zelda, and I hope you enjoy reading issue 4 as much as I have enjoyed bringing it together!

xo
[identity profile] zerozander.livejournal.com
Please remember all times are EASTERN

Enjoy... )
 
 
[identity profile] zerozander.livejournal.com
Don't miss Fragments! Please remember all times are Eastern.

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[identity profile] zerozander.livejournal.com
Enjoy Everyone. Especially Enjoy Noah's Ark! Please remember all times are EASTERN, please double check with your local listings as well. Read more... )
 
[identity profile] zerozander.livejournal.com
It's Oscar month so there are not many silents. Still, looks like some real gems got scheduled this month. Try not to miss any of these! Please remember all times are EASTERN.


Sunday night the 6th
Sunrise - 8:00 PM, Wings - 10:00 PM

Wednesday morning the 16th
Chang - 8:00 AM

Thursday the 17th
Street Angle  - 2:00 PM

Early Tuesday morning the 22nd
Two Arabian Knights - 2:45 AM

[identity profile] leopold-paula-b.livejournal.com
I just watched "A Story of Floating Weeds", a late (1934) silent movie by Ozu, at the local filmmuseum (Vienna). The pianist (Gerhard Gruber) was excellent as always, the audience numerous and well-behaved as not always. No mobile phone, no rustling of candy wrappers, no conversation apart from a few whispered expressions of admiration.



I liked the film's plot and dialogues, where it was set, how it was shot, the whole rhythm of it, but most I loved all the characters and found them reasonable and beautiful and whatnot, even where they seemed to lapse into hypocrisy, cynicism or mawkishness. Despite the occasional outburst of violence and recourse to intrigues, there's a pervading calmness and politeness, a sense of well-meaning, capability and integrity in the most impossible situations. I find that very, very attractive. (Gawd, I'd love to live in that world instead.)

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/YasujiroOzu4u has the whole movie. Not the same as on the big screen, but better than nothing. I really recommend it.
[identity profile] zerozander.livejournal.com
It took me forever to compile this schedule. A lot of the stuff I'm posting isn't silent, but it still may be of interest to some of you. Please remember all times are EASTERN!
 
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[identity profile] zerozander.livejournal.com
Sorry for the late post. I must get better at this. All times are EASTERN. Enjoy.

Sunday the 5th
Mare Nostrum - 12:30 AM 
 
Sunday the 12th
Intolerance - 12:45 AM
 
Sunday the 19th
The King of Kings - 12:15 AM
 
Tuesday the 21st
Sunny Side Up - 8:00 PM
 
Sunday the 26th
The Wizard of Oz - 12:00 AM

Shadowplay

Nov. 22nd, 2010 01:05 am
[identity profile] leopold-paula-b.livejournal.com
Here's a link to a 24-pages booklet to an exhibition of filmstills:
http://filmmuseum.at/jart/prj3/filmmuseum/data/uploads/Shadowplay%20Booklet.pdf

Not all of the pictures are from silent films. I still think they're interesting for this community because the curators focussed on the use of shadows. The chapter headlines are:
.) Spotlights
.) Ornamentschatten (ornamental shadows)
.) Portraits
.) Schatten als Index (indicating shadows)
.) Doppelgänger
.) Abstrakte Innenräume (abstract interiors)
.) Gemalte Schatten (painted shadows)
.) Narrative Schatten (narrative shadows)
.) Leuchtfolie (illuminating film)
.) Silhouetten
.) Nachtstücke (nocturnes)
[identity profile] georgiesmith.livejournal.com
Howdy. It's me again.

I was listening to my favorite soundtrack show yesterday when the host mentioned a book about Vernon Dent being released. I know that he did a lot of work with The Three Stooges, but I first discovered him through Harry Langdon shorts - both the silents and the ones he did at Educational.

Anyway, for those of you who are interested it's called Vernon Dent: Stooge Heavy by Bill Cassara. Cassara is also the author of Edgar Kennedy: Master of the Slow Burn.

Thought I'd pass it along in case someone else was interested besides me!
[identity profile] georgiesmith.livejournal.com
I got an email from the San Francisco Silent Film Festival today that included this little tidbit:

As most of you know - and some were at the Festival to witness! - this past summer Kevin Brownlow of Photoplay Productions did us the honor of accepting the 2010 Silent Film Festival Award in recognition of his incomparable contributions to the study and preservation of silent film. Tomorrow, Kevin will receive another award for his work, and one that could not come too soon - an Honorary Academy Award. We know that you join us in sending heartfelt congratulations to Kevin on this much-deserved and prestigious accolade!

I just thought it was cool and wanted to pass it along.

[identity profile] joeytheteapot.livejournal.com
Ok, so is anyone else watching Traffic In Souls on TCM right now? I feel like they SERIOUSLY dropped the ball on this broadcast - the music keeps warping something horrible. Did they pop in an overused videotape for this broadcast or something?

I'm recording it to have later on anyway, but seriously, they don't usually drop the ball THIS badly on broadcasts. (Although I was disappointed that they couldn't get Criterion's transfer of Dreyer's Vampyr for broadcast a few weeks ago - the version they broadcast was SERIOUSLY scratchy and had huge subtitles - I think it was Image Entertainment's version. I was even telling people on Twitter to seek out Criterion's DVD and how I wish they'd broadcast the English text version from Criterion, as it was superior in image quality, didn't have printed-in subtitles that subsequently needed massive ones to cover them up with, and preserved the original text screen graphics.)
[identity profile] georgiesmith.livejournal.com
There are a lot of silents coming up next month on TCM. I'm guessing it's because of their two new documentaries - Peepshow Pioneers and The Birth of Hollywood. (I don't have broadcast television anymore so I don't know if they've been shown before.)

I included a couple of early talkies and Limelight because I thought they'd be of interest. *g*

Oh, the times are all Pacific, cos that's where I am.

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[identity profile] georgiesmith.livejournal.com
Just got a promo email from Warner Archives about their new releases and they've got a bunch of Lon Chaney titles coming out.  I'm not sure if they're available outside of the States though.

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[identity profile] lulu.livejournal.com


Hello!

I wanted to let everyone know that the new issue of Zelda : The Magazine of the Vintage Nouveau is now available online! Our cover story in this issue is a never-published interview with Charles "Buddy" Rogers : known as "America's Boyfriend", star of 'Wings', and husband to Mary Pickford! There are amazing stories in this piece, including a tale about the very first Academy Awards.

There's a sneak peak of some of our pages on the website as well as some bonus vintage recipes to try!

MORE ARTICLES:
Film: Gold Diggers of 1933, Formerly Famous: Ursula Parrott , The Berkeley Cocktail, Wig Wearing Tutorial, Tie Wearing Basics, Illustrations by Fyodor Pavlov, Lawrence Gullo, and Dame Darcy; Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society, Midnight Magic : Medianoche, Nell Brinkley : Queen of Comics, Sage Advice : Mister Burton, Vintage City 101: Paris, On the Town (photos of vintage events coast to coast), The Recipe Box (Vintage Recipes)

We're also featuring a vintage holiday gift guide on the Zelda site! Check out some fabulous resources for shopping for that vintage lover on your list this season! :)

http://www.zeldamag.com

I hope you enjoy!
[identity profile] zerozander.livejournal.com
Not much going on this month, but here's the schedule regardless. Please remember all times are EASTERN


Enjoy )
[identity profile] thesoupasonic.livejournal.com
Friends of Silent Film,

I'm hoping you might enjoy a recent re-score of D.W. Griffith's 1910 short film "The Girl and Her Trust", with me (Ljova) on famiola and Clifton Hyde (resonator guitar).

We recently performed it at Brooklyn's Atlantic Avenue Tunnel in New York, arguably the oldest subway tunnel in the world.



Enjoy!
[identity profile] zerozander.livejournal.com
Here are some silents, and some talkies that may be of interest. Please remember all times are EASTERN.

Enjoy )
[identity profile] zerozander.livejournal.com
I know this is late but don't worry, no silents were missed! August is "Summer under the stars" month. The silent schedule suffers, but there are two days devoted to silent stars John Gilbert and Norma Shearer! I've listed all of their movies, both silent and talkies. Please remember all times are EASTERN. Enjoy!


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