Al St. John

TCM’s Star of the Month for April features Character Actors. I would like to give a shout out for my favorite Silent Era Character Actor… Cousin Al St. John. 100 years ago in 1917 cousin Al St. John starred or co-starred in 11 shorts, some with Paramount’s Famous Players ~ Lasky Corporation with his Uncle…

Remembering Vintage Christmases

Happy Holiday to all of our Classic Hollywood followers especially our friends just a little south of the North Pole! Copy of Vintage style Christmas Postcard used by permission from Annichen Skåren of the: Al St.John Project Merry Christmas everyone!

The Archaeology of Hollywood

The Archaeology of Hollywood is a perfect book to read on All Souls Day. The book is a spot-on example of introducing a child to the wonders of the historical Architecture of London and Paris. Then introducing that child in remembering those who have passed not only family members, but historical figures as well, visiting…

Scraps of Paper

‘Scraps of Paper’ is a rare fund raising short that was made in 1918 to sell Victory Bonds for the winning of the war. It was made by the number one box office draw Roscoe Arbuckle and the Famous Players-Lasky Corp. In the short Roscoe explains to Kaiser Willie and his acrobatic son Al St….

Hollywood Good Girl Mabel Normand I think on Uncle Roscoe’s Birthday he would want us to remember his co-star in many films…

Hollywood Good Girl Mabel Normand

I think on Uncle Roscoe’s Birthday he would want us to remember his co-star in many films Mabel Normand as a Hollywood Good Girl. Sweet, funny and great at physical comedy Mabel Normand was a Silent Film A-Lister and a triple threat ~ Writer, Director, and Actress. She was engaged for many years to Mack…

Mabel Normand November 9, 1894 ~ February 23, 1930 Mabel NormandWon in a Cupboard(watch for an Uncredited Al St.… View Post

Mabel Normand

November 9, 1894 ~ February 23, 1930 Mabel Normand Won in a Cupboard(watch for an Uncredited Al St. John during the mayhem), He Did and He Didn’t, Fatty and Mabel A Simple Life Happy Birthday Mabel!

Leading Men: William Powell July 29, 1892 ~ March 5, 1984 ~ Choosing three favorite movies from William Powell’s extensive… View Post

Leading Men: William Powell

July 29, 1892 ~ March 5, 1984 ~ Choosing three favorite movies from William Powell’s extensive filmography list is near to impossible because as far as we are concerned all of William Powell’s movies are our favorites. So I’ll list three films that are not shown in the media as much as the more popular ones…