Bud Jamison was an American film actor. He appeared in 450 films between 1915 and 1944. Born in Vallejo, Jamison joined the ranks of stage and vaudeville performers making movies in California. Jamison's husky build and willingness to participate in messy slapstick and rowdy action guaranteed him work in silent comedies. In 1915 he was a member of Charlie Chaplin's stock company at the Essanay studio. From there he moved to the Hal Roach studio, playing hot-tempered comic foils for Harold Lloyd, Snub Pollard, Stan Laurel. In the 1920s he joined Universal Pictures' short-comedy contingent, worked in Mack Sennett comedies. In his earliest films Jamison looked too young to be convincing in heavy makeup as a veteran policeman, detective, or authority figure; as the years progressed, he grew into these roles, by the time sound films arrived he was well established as a reliable character comedian. Jamison had a superb tenor singing voice, loved to sing when not filming. Sound movies gave producers a chance to exploit his singing, for the rest of his career he would be called upon to vocalize in films.
A brief series of color travelogues filmed in 1930, featured Jamison and comic Jimmie Adams as "The Rolling Stones", two singing vagabonds seeing the country. Jamison would be hired just for his singing, as in Pot o' Gold where he plays a vagrant who harmonizes in jail, he sings "You'll Never Know Just What Tears Are" in The Three Stooges 1939 film A Ducking They Did Go. Jamison continued to play cops, bosses and various professional men who clash with comedy stars, he appeared opposite Bing Crosby, W. C. Fields, Andy Clyde in Sennett's talkies. Like other members of the two-reel-comedy community, he found work at various studios: Hal Roach, Educational Pictures, RKO Radio Pictures, Columbia Pictures. Jamison is best known for his Columbia Stooge shorts. Including their debut, Woman Haters. Moe Howard of the Stooges fondly recalled singing barbershop harmony with Charley Chase, actor Vernon Dent, Jamison many times on movie sets. Jamison was a Type 2 diabetic in his years. A devout Christian Scientist, he died on September 30, 1944 at age 50 after refusing treatment for kidney cancer.
He is buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery in California. Bud Jamison on IMDb Bud Jamison at Find a Grave Bud Jamison at threestooges.net
Lloyd Francis Bacon was an American screen and vaudeville actor and film director. As a director he made films in all genres, including westerns, comedies, gangster films, crime dramas, he was one of the directors at Warner Bros. in the 1930s who helped give that studio its reputation for gritty, fast-paced "torn from the headlines" action films. And, in directing Warner Bros.' 42nd Street, he joined the movie's song-and-dance-number director, Busby Berkeley, in contributing to "an instant and enduring classic transformed the musical genre." Bacon was born on December 4, 1889 in San Jose, the son of actor Frank Bacon. The co-author and star of the long-running Broadway show Lightnin', Jennie Bacon. Bacon attended Santa Clara University, would include highlights from the Bronco Football program in the end of his famous film, Knute Rockne, All American. Bacon started in films as an actor with Charlie Chaplin and Broncho Billy Anderson and appeared in more than 40 total; as an actor, he is best known for supporting Chaplin in such films as 1915's The Tramp and The Champion and 1917's Easy Street.
He became a director and directed over 100 films between 1920 and 1955. He is best known as director of such classics as 1933's 42nd Street and Footlight Parade, 1937's Ever Since Eve, 1938's A Slight Case of Murder with Edward G. Robinson, 1939's Invisible Stripes with George Raft and Humphrey Bogart, 1939's The Oklahoma Kid with James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart, 1940's Knute Rockne, All American with Pat O'Brien and Ronald Reagan, 1943's Action in the North Atlantic with Humphrey Bogart, 1944's The Fighting Sullivans with Anne Baxter and Thomas Mitchell, he directed Wake Up and Dream. Bacon died on November 15, 1955 of a cerebral hemorrhage and was interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. At the time of his death, he was survived by his two ex-wives, son and daughter, Betsey. For his contributions to the film industry, Bacon was posthumously inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a motion pictures star in 1960, his star is located at 7011 Hollywood Boulevard. The Champion A Jitney Elopement The Tramp The Bank The Floorwalker The Fireman The Vagabond Behind the Screen The Rink Easy Street Square Deal Sanderson Wagon Tracks The Blue Bonnet The House of Intrigue The Feud The Midlanders The Broken Gate Smudge Broken Hearts of Hollywood Private Izzy Murphy No Defense 42nd Street Footlight Parade Mary Stevens, M.
D. Son of a Sailor Cain and Mabel Ever Since Eve A Slight Case of Murder The Oklahoma Kid Brother Orchid Knute Rockne, All American Action in the North Atlantic The Fighting Sullivans Wake Up and Dream It Happens Every Spring Golden Girl The French Line Lloyd Bacon on IMDb Lloyd Bacon at AllMovie A Guide to Lloyd Bacon Lloyd Bacon at Find a Grave
Olga Edna Purviance was an American actress during the silent movie era. She was the leading lady in many of Charlie Chaplin's early films and in a span of eight years, she appeared in over 30 films with him. Purviance was born in Paradise Valley, Nevada, to English immigrant Louisa Wright Davey and American vintner to the western mining camps Madison Gates Purviance; when she was three, the family moved to Lovelock, where they assumed ownership of a hotel. Her parents divorced in 1902, her mother married Robert Nurnberger, a German plumber. Growing up, Purviance was a talented pianist, she left Lovelock in 1913, moved in with her married sister Bessie while attending business college in San Francisco. In 1915, Purviance was working as a secretary in San Francisco when actor and director Charlie Chaplin was working on his second film with Essanay Studios, working out of Niles, California, 28 miles southeast of San Francisco, in Southern Alameda County, he was looking for a leading lady for A Night Out.
One of his associates noticed Purviance at a Tate's Café in San Francisco and thought she should be cast in the role. Chaplin arranged a meeting with her and, although he was concerned that she might be too serious for comedic roles, she won the job. Chaplin and Purviance were romantically involved during the making of his Essanay and First National films of 1915 to 1917. Purviance appeared including the 1921 classic The Kid, her last credited appearance in a Chaplin film, A Woman of Paris, was her first lead role. The film was not a success and ended Purviance's career, she went on to appear in two more films: The Sea Gull known as A Woman of the Sea and Éducation de Prince, a French film released in 1927, just before she retired from acting. Romantically involved with Charlie Chaplin for several years, Purviance married John Squire, a Pan-American Airlines pilot, in 1938, they remained married until his death in 1945. On January 13, 1958, Purviance died from throat cancer at the Motion Picture Country Hospital in Hollywood.
Her remains are interred at Grand View Memorial Park Cemetery in California. She was portrayed by Penelope Ann Miller in the film Chaplin and by Katie Maguire in the film Madcap Mabel. Edna Purviance on IMDb Edna Purviance—tribute and research site Edna Purviance at Then & NowEdna Purviance at Find a Grave
The Face on the Bar Room Floor (1914 film)
The Face on the Bar Room Floor is a short film written and directed by Charles Chaplin in 1914. Chaplin stars in this film, loosely based on the poem of the same name by Hugh Antoine d'Arcy. A painter turned tramp, devastated by losing the woman he was courting as a wealthy man, finds himself drunk and getting drunker by the minute with some sailors at a bar until he collapses, he keeps futilely trying to draw the woman's picture on the floor with a piece of chalk until he passes out cold at the end of the film. According to Chaplin expert Gerald D. McDonald, "The subtitles of the film were lines from the poem, but the original verses were altered to match the Keystone credo that life is a funny game at best." A reviewer for Moving Picture World wrote. Chaplain wins new laurels in the leading part." Charles Chaplin - Artist/Tramp Cecile Arnold - Madeleine Fritz Schade - Drinker Vivian Edwards - Model Chester Conklin - Drinker Harry McCoy - Drinker Hank Mann - Drinker Wallace MacDonald - Drinker The Face on the Barroom Floor List of American films of 1914 Charlie Chaplin filmography The Face on the Bar Room Floor on IMDb The Face on the Bar Room Floor is available for free download at the Internet Archive
His New Profession
His New Profession is a 1914 American comedy silent film made at the Keystone Studios and starring Charlie Chaplin. The film involves Chaplin taking care of a man in a wheelchair, it is known as "The Good for Nothing". Charlie is hired by a man to wheel his elderly invalid uncle around a seaside park for a short time. Although he begins his new job with enthusiasm, Charlie soon thinks he should be earning extra money for his efforts to spend at a saloon. Accordingly, he takes a beggar's sign and tin and puts them on the wheelchair of the sleeping old man. A pretty girl, a real beggar, a park policeman and the old man's nephew soon ensure that Charlie's new profession is a thing of the past. Motion Picture News commented, "Charlie Chaplin appears in this picture and, as usual, whenever he appears it is a laugh throughout." Charles Chaplin as Charlie Charley Chase as Nephew Cecile Arnold as Girl with Eggs Harry McCoy as Policeman Roscoe Arbuckle as Bartender Helen Carruthers as Woman Charles Murray as Drinker Jess Dandy as Invalid Uncle Charlie Chaplin filmography His New Profession on IMDb His New Profession on YouTube His New Profession is available for free download at the Internet Archive