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2018 Mabel's Log

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2017 Visit to Calvary

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I took wild roses to Mabel Normand;s crypt

on Mabel Normand's Birthday visit 

Jan 16, 2016 Mack Sennett documentary

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It was fun to be back in Mabel's studio, it had been a working studio for 100 years


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I am Looking for Mabel

Posted on December 12, 2015 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (180)


I added a new banner on my FACE-BOOK page


Posted on October 14, 2015 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (104)

Cocaine Syrup in Bogg's Port

Nick Pinhey wrote us a note that I wanted to share… - the Cosadein ad is from the 1930's, therefore it would have required a prescription. But, I failed to note it contained cannabis... Interestingly, the ads say it was exempt front narcotic regulation. He also...

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Posted on October 11, 2015 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (161)

Saturday, October 10, 2015 I was over at the HOTEL BEL AIR, for an afternoon TEA and a discussion about Mabel Normand, it was fabulous. Wolfgang Puck is the chef there;

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88 years of Remembering Valentino

Posted on July 28, 2015 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (66)

The 88th Valentino Memorial will focus on the "The Eagle" (1925) and Tracy Terbune will display some of the fabulous pieces related to the film will be on hand for viewing. Filled with videos, song, poetry and tribute, the Valentino Memorial is the oldest continuing annual event in Hollywood history.

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1915 Romaine Fielding - THE VALLEY OF LOST HOPE

Posted on July 17, 2015 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (217)

Scene near Phillipsburg Pennsylvania just after ROMAINE FIELDING, Lublin director had smashed two trains in a head-on collision for his picture “THE VALLEY OF LOST HOPE.” (1915)



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Diving Girl (Biograph 1911)

Posted on June 7, 2015 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (62)

In August 1911, Mack Sennett took Mabel Normand, (and maybe Donald Crisp, Guy Hedlund, Joe Graybill, and Grace Henderson) for a swim at Huntington, Long Island, NY.  Although it is dated August, it may have been done over the 4th of July holiday. Mabel dives and swims and laughs in 500 feet of film Biograph documented her skill in the water. Wm Thomas Sherman sent this to me to share, the print is at MoMA, you can watch it on YouTube, no music background but frankly I kind of like it wit...

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April 27 Travel with Brian Unger

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (60)


What a joy to have the public see "OUR WORLD." It is good to share and time travel.

Monday Apr...

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Minta Durfee's estate

Posted on April 10, 2015 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (101)

Paul E. Gierucki on April 10, 2015 wrote.

“For several weeks I have been alluding to a major discovery: Over the last few months we (Lisa Tatge, David B. Pearson, John Andrew Coryell, Howard Prouty, and Brittany Jane Valente) have taken possession of the previously unknown and completely undocumented estate of MINTA DURFEE ARBUCKLE! The estate consists of hundreds of unpublished letters, documents, contracts, telegrams, candids / behind-the...

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