Happy birthday, Buster Keaton.
If I ever get enough clout in Hollywood (ell oh ell), I am going to make a biopic about you.

Happy birthday, Buster Keaton.

If I ever get enough clout in Hollywood (ell oh ell), I am going to make a biopic about you.

nitratediva:

Badass Joan Blondell as a female racketeer in Blondie Johnson (1933).

ARB for Joan Blondell’s birthday.

nitratediva:

Badass Joan Blondell as a female racketeer in Blondie Johnson (1933).

ARB for Joan Blondell’s birthday.

Here is Olivia de Havilland in the bath, for some reason. You’re welcome.

Here is Olivia de Havilland in the bath, for some reason. You’re welcome.

The Monkey Talks, Raoul Walsh, 1927

The Monkey Talks, Raoul Walsh, 1927

Watch me give an awkward, unscripted interview about the preservation of the lost Orson Welles film Too Much Johnson.

Also, I’m wearing my lab coat. Ladies…

Source: youtube.com

Cat’s out of the bag now

Welp, a short article about the preservation I’ve been running for the last several months was published on the front page of the New York Times website this morning. Granted, they published it two days early, so I was caught unprepared to discuss it. But rest assured I will have lots more to say about it in the coming days.

For now, all I can say is that handling, inspecting, repairing, and preserving a lost film that was hand-edited by Orson Welles himself has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life. So far.