Image by Truus, Bob & Jan too!
Suzanne Grandais is one of our favorite actrices. This card was for the 10th (the last) episode of the serial L’Essor (1920), directed by Charles Burguet. On Saturday, August 28th, 1920, Grandais was killed in a car crash between Sézanne and Coulommiers, while shooting the film, so the ending had to be changed. Director Charles Burguet and his wife had been in the back of the same car…
Last March, Gallimard edited the book Un amour sans paroles by Didier Blonde, on Grandais; see www.gallimard.fr/catalog/Html/parution/Bulletin_PDF/bulle…. Blonde remarks he saw only one film of her. The Dutch Filmmuseum, however, owns many films with her, mainly short comedies and dramas from her early years at Gaumont, often directed by Léonce Perret, such as Les homards, L’obsession du souvenir and Graziella la Gitane, preserved with beautiful tinted and stencil-colored colours. The same cinematheque also owns some features with her such as Perrets’ Le mystère des Roches de Kador. Blonde might want to do a small visit to the Amsterdam cinematheque…
Production & distribution company: Phocea-Films. Photo: Sciarabin [?], Strasbourg. See also www.flickr.com/photos/truusbobjantoo/2262760481/
Best of Chatterbox: bumper fortnight special!
Catch up with all the fun from a fortnight’s worth of March mayhem on the Chatterbox forum. What with the Bafta awards and the launch of the Nintendo 3DS it’s been a busy fortnight on the Gamesblog – that’s my excuse for not posting a ‘Best of’ Chatterbox for a while. So, for your reading pleasure, here is a fortnight’s worth of gaming jabber, edited by onedaveofmany and St00. Lots to enjoy here …
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Perth diva returns for shows at winery
Perth opera singer Lisa Harper-Brown has been on the move a good deal over the past five years.
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Synetic’s King Lear, A Silent Romp
Balloons. Tricycles. Clowns. A rave party. A stage covered with coarse sand. And not a spoken word all night. Why, of course — this must be a production of… King Lear ?! But banish any worries, because this is a production by those masters of the unlikely reimagining, Synetic Theater. [ more › ]
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