Solving the old question, "Just what had Yankee Doodle been drinking the time he stuck a feather in his hat and called it "macaroni"?
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015
The camera setups and lighting for this and the next image seem quite elaborate for something that was supposedly filmed during a live performance. Perhaps Paramount arranged with Universal to borrow some footage from Beatty’s 1933 feature THE BIG CAGE to give this sequence more dramatic value.
Posted by Buckles at 1/30/2015 04:42:00 AM
My 16mm sound print of THE CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN is the version that was released to the home movie market by Blackhawk Films. According to David Shepard, who now owns all of the old Blackhawk negatives, this film was licensed to Blackhawk by NTA, which had control over the old Paramount sound shorts. That license expired about 1972 and the film was later bought outright by Raymond Rohauer, the man who acquired the original negatives to many of Buster Keaton’s old films. It is now owned by the Cohen Collection, Rohauer's successor.
Posted by Buckles at 1/30/2015 04:31:00 AM
Thursday, January 29, 2015
I’m assuming that this is the summer wardrobe for the bull hands during the opening spec. (The daily laundry requirements for the Elephant Department alone must have been staggering.)
"At first glance I thought they were on the off-lead side."
Posted by Buckles at 1/29/2015 05:05:00 AM