The Enchanted Barn
The Enchanted Barn is a 1919 silent film, directed by David Smith, starring Bessie Love and J. Frank Glendon; the script was written based on the novel by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz. Bessie Love had been familiar with the source novel, was instrumental in optioning it for this film; the film is considered lost. On its release, the film was shown with Sapheads. To care for her ailing mother, young stenographer Shirley takes her young brother to find a new home with country air, she finds a barn, owned by the family of Sidney Graham. She fixes up the barn, moves in with her mother and brother. Shirley overhears a conversation between two men who intend to swindle her new landlord in the sale of a mine, she transcribes their words in a stenographic report, uses it to foil the deal. Graham is appreciative, he and Shirley get to know each other. Shirley falls in love with Graham; the two swindlers seek revenge on Shirley by kidnapping her, but she manages to notify Graham by dropping a note out of a car window.
He calls the sheriff, who tracks down the swindlers, Graham himself finds Shirley. Once reunited, it is revealed that Graham is not, in fact, engaged to another woman, that he is in love with Shirley. Bessie Love as Shirley Hollister J. Frank Glendon as Sidney Graham Joseph Singleton as John L. Barnard William T. Horne as Walter Graham Frank Butterworth as George Hollister Ella Wolbert as Mrs. Hollister Jane Hathaway as Mrs. Walter Graham Garvey A. Walker as Harley Hollister Bessie Love's performance received good reviews, although it was deemed "much as she has appeared in previous productions"; the plot, was criticized as being thin. Overall, the film received mixed reviews; the Enchanted Barn on IMDb The Enchanted Barn at AllMovie The Enchanted Barn at the American Film Institute Catalog
Wild and Woolly
Wild and Woolly is a 1917 American silent Western comedy film which tells the story of one man's personal odyssey from cowboy-obsessed Easterner to Western tough guy. It stars Eileen Percy, Walter Bytell and Sam De Grasse; the film was adapted by Anita Loos from a story by Horace B. Carpenter and was directed by John Emerson; as described in a film magazine review, Jeff Hillington, son of railroad magnate Collis J. Hillington, tires of the East and longs for the wild and woolly West, he has his apartment and office fixed up in his understanding of the accepted Western style, which he has gleaned from dime novels. A delegation from Bitter Creek comes to New York City seeking financial backing for the construction of a spur line, go to Collis to explain their proposition. Collis sends Jeff to investigate; the citizens of Bitter Creek, realizing that a favorable report from Jeff is necessary, decide to live up to Jeff's idea of a Western town. They set up a program with a wild reception for Jeff, a barroom dance, a train holdup.
Steve Shelby, a grafting Indian agent, knowing that he is about to be caught by the government, decides to do "one more trick" and enters into the plan to rob the train, turning it into a real scheme. Events turn Shelby kidnaps Nell Larabee, with whom Jeff has fallen in love; the entire crowd has been trapped in the dance hall, surrounded by Indians, Jeff's revolver loaded with blanks. When the situation is explained to Jeff, by superhuman efforts he rounds up the Indians, rescues the girl foils the scheme of Steve, becomes the hero of the hour, getting to marry Nell. Douglas Fairbanks as Jeff Hillington Eileen Percy as Nell Larabee Walter Bytell as Collis J. Hillington Joseph Singleton as Judson, the Butler Calvert Carter as Tom Larabee, the Hotel Keeper Forrest Seabury as Banker J. W. Jones as Lawyer Charles Stevens as Pedro Sam De Grasse as Steve Shelby, the Indian Agent Tom Wilson as Casey the Engineer Ruth Allen Edward Burns Wharton James Wild and Woolly was filmed in Fort Lee, New Jersey, where many early film studios in America's first motion picture industry were based at the beginning of the 20th century.
Like many American films of the time and Woolly was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. The Chicago Board of Censors required cuts of the intertitle "Say, that's a chance for us to clean up big," all scenes of the Indian Agent and Indians with a basket containing flasks of liquor, the three intertitles "Whoop it up and all you capture is yours," You watch every door of the hotel and after I get the girl you kill," and "They can't hurt you, their guns are loaded with fake bullets," scene where Fairbanks is shot, an Indian shoots a man, four scenes of Indians falling after being shot, the shooting of the express messenger, taking his keys, the rifling of the express box. Fairbanks biographer Jeffrey Vance, writing in 2008, believes Wild and Woolly "is the finest of the surviving Fairbanks-Emerson-Loos collaborations and the best of the thirteen films he made for Artcraft, it was one of Fairbanks's personal favorites." Copies of Wild and Woolly are preserved in several film collections and archives, it has been released on DVD.
In 2002, this film was deemed "culturally or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. Wild and Woolly on IMDb Wild and Woolly at AllMovie
Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp (1917 film)
Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp is a 1917 silent film fantasy directed by Chester and Sidney Franklin and produced and distributed by Fox Film Corporation. It is preserved in the George Eastman House, Cinemateca Do Museu De Arte Moderna and the Library of Congress. Francis Carpenter - Aladdin F. A. Turner - Mustapha, A Tailor Virginia Lee Corbin - The Princess Badr al-Budur Alfred Paget - The Sultan Violet Radcliffe -al Talib, The Worker of Magic Buddy Messinger - Omar, Slave of the Magician and a Diviner of the Future Lewis Sargent - Ali, The Camel-Driver Gertrude Messinger - Yasmini, Sister of Ali and Hand Maiden to the Princess Marie Messinger - Dancing Girl Carmen De Rue - Dancing Girl Raymond Lee - Boy of the Street Lloyd Perl - Boy of the Street Joe Singleton - Muezzin Elmo Lincoln - The Genie Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp on IMDb Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp at AllMovie
Shon the Piper
Shon the Piper is a 1913 American silent short historical romantic drama film directed by Otis Turner and starring Robert Z. Leonard; the film follows a Scottish Duke who disguises himself as a piper and falls in love with a woman by the name of Madge. The woman's father, refuses to let the two marry because he wants his daughter to marry the Laird of the Isla. At the wedding, Shon steals Madge away and a battle ensues between the clans; the film was produced the 101 Bison Film Company and released on September 30, 1913. The film garnered some positive attention, it was claimed that Lon Chaney appeared in this film. The film is presumed lost; the synopsis of the film was provided in Moving Picture News as: "The action is laid in the latter part of the eighteenth century while the story revolves about a young Scotch duke who, determined not to marry one seeking his money, searches for adventure in the Highlands, disguised as a piper. He meets, during his wanderings, the daughter of Donald Maclvor.
They fall in love at sight. Unaware of Shon's real identity, the old father refuses to sanction the match, he prefers to give his daughter to the wealthy Laird of the Isla. When the girl carries this news to her lover he tells her to "Be of my bonny lass; the wedding day is fixed and the Laird leads his melancholy fiancée forth. Shon visits the feast in the garb of a harpist, he amuses the guests for a while and throwing off his disguise, escapes with Madge from a window. But previous to this, Shon has called his clan together and when speeding away to his mansion, they cover his retreat. What follows is a remarkably thrilling and fresh piece of business, and the title of the youth is discovered and all ends well." Robert Z. Leonard as Shon the Piper Margarita Fischer as Madge of the Hills Joseph Singleton as The Laird of the Isla Lon Chaney as a member of the Scottish clans The film was produced the 101 Bison Film Company. On August 23, 1910, the New York Clipper announced that J. W. Kerrigan had joined Universal Studios and would star in a new series of films directed by Allan Dwan.
The first film listed was titled "A Restless Spirit" and the second film would be Shon the Piper. It is unknown if there was some change in Shon the Piper's production or if the Clipper was mistaken because neither Kerrigan or Dwan are credited. Instead, Otis Turner would direct the film and the film would star Robert Z. Leonard and Margarita Fischer. Prior to his motion picture debut, Leonard had a noted stage career in the California Opera Company in a variety of roles and sung in over a hundred light operas. Joseph Singleton played The Laird of the Isla and would be credited through and answer column in The Photo-play Journal; the cast of the film was not credited in the production. Michael Blake credits Lon Chaney in a role in this film in The Films of Lon Chaney. Jon C. Mirsalis states that he cannot confirm or deny an appearance by Lon Chaney, but notes that the surviving film still does not show Lon Chaney; the two reel film was released on September 30, 1913. The Leavenworth Times gave a review prior to its release, stating "This is one of those bright sunny pictures that cannot fail to please everybody.
The action is laid in the latter part of the eighteenth century and Margaret Fischer as the daughter of the rich Laird of the Isla takes part some of the most enchanting pictures shown on a screen." The Huntington Herald said the film was a "remarkably fresh and interesting subject" and it described the film as a Scottish ballad. The film had viewings in Kansas, Texas, Illinois, Lincoln, North Carolina and Wisconsin. Other showings include the "Indian Territory" of Oklahoma, Washington, Vermont and Utah. One of the last advertisements for the film was on December 19, 1913 announcing a showing at the Airdome in Durham, North Carolina; the film is now considered lost. It is unknown when the film was lost, but if it was in Universal's vaults it would have been deliberately destroyed along with the remaining copies of Universal's silent era films in 1948. Shon the Piper on IMDb
The Great Redeemer
The Great Redeemer is a 1920 American silent western drama film co-directed by Maurice Tourneur and Clarence Brown and starring House Peters, Marjorie Daw, Jack McDonald, Joseph Singleton. House Peters as Dan Malloy Marjorie Daw as The Girl Jack McDonald as The Sheirff Joseph Singleton as The Murderer John Gilbert This film was the first to be directed by producer and director Clarence Brown, it is not known whether the film survives. The Great Redeemer on IMDb Synopsis at AllMovie
Virtual International Authority File
The Virtual International Authority File is an international authority file. It is a joint project of several national libraries and operated by the Online Computer Library Center. Discussion about having a common international authority started in the late 1990s. After a series of failed attempts to come up with a unique common authority file, the new idea was to link existing national authorities; this would present all the benefits of a common file without requiring a large investment of time and expense in the process. The project was initiated by the US Library of Congress, the German National Library and the OCLC on August 6, 2003; the Bibliothèque nationale de France joined the project on October 5, 2007. The project transitioned to being a service of the OCLC on April 4, 2012; the aim is to link the national authority files to a single virtual authority file. In this file, identical records from the different data sets are linked together. A VIAF record receives a standard data number, contains the primary "see" and "see also" records from the original records, refers to the original authority records.
The data are available for research and data exchange and sharing. Reciprocal updating uses the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting protocol; the file numbers are being added to Wikipedia biographical articles and are incorporated into Wikidata. VIAF's clustering algorithm is run every month; as more data are added from participating libraries, clusters of authority records may coalesce or split, leading to some fluctuation in the VIAF identifier of certain authority records. Authority control Faceted Application of Subject Terminology Integrated Authority File International Standard Authority Data Number International Standard Name Identifier Wikipedia's authority control template for articles Official website VIAF at OCLC