Previous William Thomas Sherman Info Page postings, quotes, observations, etc.
["Bobby Rydell One Last Kiss" – from the album “All the Boppin’ Hits”]
Within the preceding week I have been uploading films from my Mabel Normand film/video collection, and other silent films (do a search under my name "William Thomas Sherman" in the "Moving Pictures" section), to the Internet Archive.org website. To see a current list of the MN films as such, go to: http://www.mn-hp.com/mn-internet-archive.html
To love what is right better than life without it.
They are treated like third class citizens, but let's give the animals and insects credit as artists, comedians, singers, dancers, weavers, miners and diggers, architects, builders, travellers, soldiers, hunters, athletes (climbers, runners, swimmers, jumpers), planters, harvesters, food producers (as in bees), nurses, and even sometimes philosophers after a fashion (e.g., in bearing travails and circumstances like a Stoic.)
["IN THE DOUGH (1932)" with Roscoe Arbuckle from http://www.archive.org/details/InTheDough1932_933 ]
My feeling is is that the people who know bread should be the ones in charge of making and selling it -- not someone else. By the same or at least similar token, while gangsters make good movie subjects they make bad (make that very bad) movie makers.
TALE AS OLD AS TIME -- Lunatics seize control of the insane asylum in this Lon Chaney Sr. classic.
A scene, first silent then in sound, from Clara Bow's second to last film "Call Her Savage" (1932), here with Gilbert Roland, and prior to the Hays Code's going into effect.
["Clara Bow, Gilbert Roland in Call Her Savage" – music by Edward Rolf, Boensnes] and ["Clara Bow Talkie - Call Her Savage (1932)"]
[Just posted this at the Lee's Legion page on Face Book]
There is so much to read and so little time, but we do our best to catch up. Of late I am going through Henry Adams' histories of the United States during the Jefferson and Madison administrations, and although in all totaling over 2,000 pages it's an altogether engrossing read. Adams as you know was the great-grandson of John Adams and the grandson of John Quincy. Among other enlightening tidbits I have picked up are that according to diplomatic correspondence of the then British ambassador to the U.S., Anthony Merry, Aaron Burr reportedly sought the secret assistance of the British in his purported scheme to found a new empire in Louisiana. Furthermore, his alleged and mad conspiracy failed because it relied on the aid of Gen. James Wilkinson (then commander in chief of American forces in New Orleans), and yet unbeknownst to Burr, Wilkinson, the very keystone of his plot, was in the secret pay of the Spaniards -- hence making it necessary at the last minute to turn coat on Burr (some of Burr's supporters had hoped to attack Spanish Florida or Mexico.) On other scores, we learn that the part of the reason for Hamilton's enmity toward Burr was that the Federalist secessionists snubbed Hamilton in order to support Burr in the race for New York governor. Why? Because the anti-democracy Hamilton was resolvedly pro-Union!
In all candor, which do you like better? Power Rangers, Transformers, or Mortal Kombat?