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…

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 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…