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Zechariah Sporre
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 - posted February 05, 2018 11:16 PM      Profile for Zechariah Sporre   Email Zechariah Sporre   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I recently picked up a Blackhawk Films print of this short from 1914. It was kind of unique, it has a sound track and I was expecting early organ music or something like that but instead it was someone narrating the film and giving behind the scenes info. I was curious if anybody knew who this was, and if Blackhawk did other early shorts in this style? Also were they marketed late? I have a few catalogs ranging from 1976-1981 and it didn't appear to be for sale in any of those.

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Joe Caruso
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Kent Eastin supplied information on occasion - Early shorts like TRIP TO THE MOON (Melies), were scored - You can find Killiam narration on THE GENERAL (released 1975) - Zech, please let me see the 'Picking Peaches' scans, as I'm still interested - Shorty

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Osi Osgood
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Hey!!! I've got this one in my collection somewhere! It's a silent print, however.

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Panayotis A. Carayannis
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I also have it,silent!

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Joe Caruso
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 - posted February 06, 2018 12:55 PM      Profile for Joe Caruso   Email Joe Caruso   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
SANTA CLAUS was a silent release, someone added a blank track and recorded as they will - I once had a TRIP TO THE MOON with narrative at the start and intermittent, didn't care for that and sold it - Never should have bought it to begin with, thought I had a rarity there - Alot of the early Blackhawks were silent and that was it - A representative handful were later scored and some narration, i. e. THE GENERAL - Those way-early Pathe-Freres, Melies and Griffith were silent, only later some were scored by Blackhawk - If the box indicates an 875, 880 or 830, then you can hear something - I can hear it now...Shorty

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Zechariah Sporre
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This print comes in a nice Blackhawk box and the number starts in 880 so it was originally a sound release from Blackhawk. I once did have a print of the narrated General. I didn't think it was thar great and resold that one.

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Joe Caruso
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Am I wrong as usual, have to see the bulletins - Shorty unsure

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