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Monday, March 26, 2007

Free Movies!

Want to watch movies for free? Internet Archive has public domain films you can watch on site, and downloadable files you can transfer to disc and watch at home. This great site offers a wide variety of films, from silent shorts starring comedy greats Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel, to feature films such as Robert Wiene's Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 1919 and Michael Reeves The She Beast 1966. Just a few examples of the diverse offerings silent film fans can sample are; a very nice print of Last of the Mohicans 1920, Murnau's Nosferatu 1922, and cowboy star Bob Custer in Arizona Days 1928. Pre-code film fans can see Mary Brian, Irene Rich, and Noel Francis in Manhattan Tower 1932, the beautiful ice cream blonde Thelma Todd in Klondike 1932, Monte Blue and Natalie Moorhead in The Stoker 1932, Preston Foster, Arline Judge, and Kenneth MacKenna in the entertaining low budget tale Sensation Hunters 1933, a young Lon Chaney Jr.(billed as Creighton, doing comedy, and showing off a fine physique!) and Eddie Nugent in Girl O'My Dreams 1934, Victor McLaglen larger than life in Laughing at Life 1933, Evelyn Brent and Pat O'Brien in the not too bad The World Gone Mad 1933, Bette Davis and Pat O'Brien in Hells House 1932, and scene stealing Roland Young with Lillian Gish in His Double Life 1933. Sherlock Holmes fans can download The Sign of Four 1932, and Murder at the Baskervilles 1937 both starring Arthur Wontner, A Study in Scarlet 1933 with Reginald Owen, Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon 1943, and Terror by Night 1946, both featuring Basil Rathbone. The classics are also well represented and include M 1931, directed by Ftitz Lang, Things to Come 1936, My Man Godfrey 1936, the animated Gulliver's Travels 1939, His Girl Friday 1940, The Quiet One 1948, Robert Rossen's Mambo 1954, and Romero's Night of the Living Dead 1968.
Most of the Mpeg-1 and Mpeg -2 files are anywhere from 200MB to 3GB in size. Downloading a 700 MB file @ 100 kbs takes me approximately 2 hours, and a 2.5 GB file at 100kbs takes me around 8 hrs. Depending on the file size, I either transfer to a CD-R or DVD-R. I can then play the Mpeg-2 file (without converting it to DVD) in a play anything player such as the Toshiba SD-3990. The Toshiba SD-3990 player can also read and play .avi and .jpeg files. There is an occasional corrupted file, but the majority I've downloaded are just fine. These films are in the public domain, free and legal to download. Some prints are in decent shape, but if uncut pristine quality prints are expected, then expect to be disappointed. For those looking for high quality prints, shopping at Kino, Image, Milestone, and other reputable retail video outlets would be your best bet.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Garbo and.....


Conrad Nagel

Johnny Mack Brown

Henry Daniell

Robert Taylor

Melvyn Douglas

Nils Asther

Lionel Barrymore

John Gilbert

Herbert Marshall

Frederic March

Red and Yellow

Seven Days For Elizabeth 1927

The Girl From Havana 1929

Her Wild Oat 1927

The Girl Said No 1930

Scattered Pages 1931

Dollar Princess ?

His English Wife 1927

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Dazzling Dolls

Tinted portraits by Tom Maroudas -
Specializing in colorized portraits of screeen
legends from Hollywood's Golden Age.
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Bebe Daniels

Dolores Del Rio

Gloria Swanson

Jean Harlow

Jean Harlow

Joan Bennett

Joan Crawford

Myrna Loy

Sylvia Sidney

Thelma Todd

Toby Wing

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Glenn Tryon

Robert Ellis, Merna Kennedy, and
Glenn Tryon in Broadway 1929

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Funny Ladies

Edna May Oliver

Charlotte Greenwood

Jobyna Howland

Marie Dressler and Polly Moran

Thelma Todd and Patsy Kelly

Bebe Daniels

Marion Davies

Winnie Lightner

Fannie Brice

Louise Fazenda with Benny Rubin

Ruth Donnelly and William Powell

Glenda Farrell with Hugh Herbert

Irene Dunne

Carole Lombard with Norman Foster

Thelma Todd and Harry Langdon

Charlotee Greenwood courtesy of Dr. Macro
Jobyna Howland courtesy of