Archives // Cinema

Vaudevisuals Bookself – ‘Charlie Chaplin’s Red Letter Days’

[Translate] By the end of 1914, Charlie Chaplin had become the most popular actor in films, and reporters were clamoring for interviews with the comedy sensation. But no reporter had more access than Fred Goodwins. A British actor who joined Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “Chain of Fools”

[Translate] CHAIN OF FOOLS by Trav S.D. Chain of Fools traces the art of slapstick comedy from its pre-cinema origins in the ancient pantomime through its silent movie heyday in the teens and twenties, then on to talkies, television, and Read the full article…

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…