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you know, lost forever, which would you like to see found.

the brazillian footage shot by welles
chuck jones cartoons
theda baras cleopatra
some of the more decadent cecille b demille/eric van stronhiem scenes.
the porno one reels of joan crawford.

anthony easton (anthony), Monday, 23 June 2003 06:41 (twenty years ago) link

they just showed a John Ford movie the other day on TCM, and said over an hour was cut out by the studio--the final cut was barely over an hour--and it's lost forever. Fuck, can't remember the name. Anyone?

oops (Oops), Monday, 23 June 2003 06:50 (twenty years ago) link

I liked how Gene Siskel once panned a film: "Even if forty minutes of this film were cut out and replaced with the forty lost minutes from The Magnificent Ambersons, it would still suck."

I'd love to see a complete version of Orson Welles's Don Quixote after reading what Rosenbaum said about it in his review of Man of La Mancha:


Justyn Dillingham (Justyn Dillingham), Monday, 23 June 2003 07:22 (twenty years ago) link

"This film is presumed lost. Please check your attic."



Girolamo Savonarola, Tuesday, 24 June 2003 02:01 (twenty years ago) link

All the racist Disney cartoons...

jm (jtm), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 02:11 (twenty years ago) link

nine years pass...

Now if they can just find those 4 episodes of The Secret Storm from 1968 w/ a 63 yo Joan Crawford playing the role of a 28 yr old

clijster flockhart (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 30 August 2012 16:52 (eleven years ago) link

eleven years pass...

a brief but incredible fragment of the 1917 Cleopatra has been found and restored by a collector.


J Edgar Noothgrush (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Saturday, 16 September 2023 01:28 (one week ago) link

whoa! that's really cool.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 16 September 2023 02:02 (one week ago) link

She’s dressed like Alistair Crowley

deep wubs and tribral rhythms (Boring, Maryland), Saturday, 16 September 2023 02:22 (one week ago) link

ha well there's much to be said about recurring conceptions of non-Judeo-Christian religious presentation in western art

J Edgar Noothgrush (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Saturday, 16 September 2023 14:08 (one week ago) link

TIL: theodosia burr goodman aka theda bara was named after (notorious scamp vice president and hamilton-shooter) aaron burr's daughter theodosia burr

mark s, Saturday, 16 September 2023 14:15 (one week ago) link

Also an interesting line of inquiry would be Hollywood actresses of that era putting assuming exotic Eastern European (?) identities.

deep wubs and tribral rhythms (Boring, Maryland), Saturday, 16 September 2023 14:29 (one week ago) link

well her dad actually was from poland (and her mum from switzerland) but the studios favoured a tale that she was from egypt

mark s, Saturday, 16 September 2023 14:43 (one week ago) link

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