Monthly Archives: July 2012

More Buster in Manhattan – The Cameraman, Part II

Bob Egan’s fascinating website PopSpotsNYC.com explores visual archeology similar to my own.  But instead of looking at silent-era comics, his site concerns places “where interesting events in the history of Pop Culture took place; like album cover shots, places where … Continue reading

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The Artist Locations Part 8 – the Paramount Backlot

My first post about The Artist filming locations shows that the three different movie theater exteriors appearing in the movie were all filmed at the Warner Bros. backlot.  As shown here, apparently all of the other exterior city scenes from … Continue reading

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Buster Keaton’s The Cameraman

The 2012 San Francisco Silent Film Festival concludes this year on Sunday, July 15, with a 7:30 pm screening of Buster Keaton’s 1928 comedy triumph The Cameraman.  I’ll be signing my three books in the upstairs lobby beginning at 6:30 … Continue reading

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The Artist Locations – Part 7 – Uggie and Peppy Save the Day

Now that the multi-Oscar-winning Best Picture The Artist is available for study on home video, I can present more locations from the film, including the street sign mentioned in my first post (see left), visible when Uggie the dog summons … Continue reading

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Chaplin’s Studio Pay Day

As documented in my Keaton book, and elsewhere on this blog (Mr. Keaton’s Neighborhood), Buster Keaton filmed over four dozen scenes and simple insert shots on the streets adjacent to his small studio.  In a similar vein, as described in … Continue reading

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