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Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “The Night They Raided Minsky’s”

[Translate] When I was a student at SVA studying Film Production I spent a day walking around the neighborhood and found a film set which had been created on West 26th Street. They had reconstructed an old 1920’s neighborhood to Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “The Comic Mind” – Gerald Mast

[Translate] Back Cover of The Comic Mind ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Table of Contents Introduction Pt. I: Assumptions, Definitions, and Categories 1. Comic Structures 2. Comic Thought 3. Comic Films—Categories and Definitions Pt. II: Primitives 4. Jests, Tricks, and Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “Notes on a Cowardly Lion”

[Translate] Notes on a Cowardly Lion by John Lahr Back Cover First published in 1969, Notes on a Cowardly Lion has established itself as one of the best-ever show business biographies. Drawing on his father’s recollections and on the memories Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “Growing Up with Chico”

[Translate] GROWING UP WITH CHICO – by Maxine Marx Maxine Marx’s book about her experience as part of the family that gave us the Marx Brothers is deservedly well-known and much loved by classic movie fans.  Her anecdotes are funny, loving Read the full article…

Lon Chaney – “Shadows” – 1922 Silent Film

November 12, 2016 // Cinema, Film, Silent Film // No Comments

[Translate] SHADOWS In this powerful story of racial prejudice, Chaney plays an aging Chinese man who converts to Christianity to prevent a friend from being blackmailed. Directed by Tom Forman Starring: Lon Chaney, Marguerite De La Motte Music: Kevin MacLeod Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals interview with James Habacker – SlipperRoom Players

[Translate] James Habacker is a busy man! When he is not running The Slipper Room or producing shows there he is writing and directing a movie. Vaudevisuals caught up with performer/producer James Habacker at The Slipper Room last week. He Read the full article…

‘Requiem for a Heavyweight’ – Playhouse 90 – Live TV – 1956

September 16, 2016 // Cinema, Film, Television, Video, Writer // No Comments

[Translate] Take a break from your work today and sit back and experience TV and drama the way it was in 1956. Live TV!  One of the best television shows ever! Requiem for a Heavyweight Requiem for a Heavyweight was a Read the full article…

Gene Wilder and Robert Osborne interview – June 2013

[Translate] Gene Wilder gave his last major public interview to Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne on June 12, 2013, one day after his 80th birthday. Continue reading…

Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “Monstrous Progeny”

[Translate] MONSTROUS PROGENY Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein is its own type of monster mythos that will not die, a corpus whose parts keep getting harvested to animate new artistic creations. What makes this tale so adaptable and so resilient Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “Hidden in Plain Sight” by Colin Williamson

[Translate] ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ “Fresh and intriguing, Hidden in Plain Sight offers a wealth of fascinating historical information on the myriad ways and contexts in which moving images have evoked experiences of wonder from audiences. Williamson’s interest in Read the full article…