Tag Archives: silent films

Digging though the Hollywood archives: Ted Healy’s drawing of Wallace Beery, and Wallace Beery’s murder of Ted Healy

Every once in a while, I’ve been known to go off on a tangent. Something obscure will pique my interest, and, for whatever reason, I find that I’m not able to let it go. (Does anyone remember my interest in the large school bell that was rung by the 19 year old Orson Welles in […]

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Guerilla grafting, and living off the fat of the land in Ypsilanti

A few days ago, I posted something here about a group in San Francisco that has made it their mission to convert non-fruit-bearing trees on public land into ones that bear edible fruit. They call themselves guerilla grafters. I think it’s a great idea, but, some, it would seem, don’t share my enthusiasm for giving […]

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Harry Houdini: The Man from Beyond

Continuing our exploration of silent films, a few days ago, Clementine and I went to the library and checked out Harry Houdini’s 1922 film The Man From Beyond. As someone who has always been fascinated by Houdini’s preoccupation with the after-world, I found it particularly interesting. In the film, which Houdini is credited with having […]

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