Friday, August 28, 2015

News of the Week August 28, 1915 -- August 28, 2015


The 28-August-1915 Motography featured "News of the Week as Shown in Films," with items from current newsreels.


"Mayor Armstrong opens new Pittsburgh Bridge.  Copyright 1915 by Pathe News."  The Manchester Bridge was dedicated by Mayor Joseph G Armstrong on 08-August-1915.  The Manchester Bridge was removed in 1970. 

"Col. Theodore Roosevelt and Governor Johnson at San Diego Exposition.  Copyright 1915 by Universal Animated Weekly."  Former President Theodore Roosevelt and California Governor Hiram Johnson visited the Panama-California Exposition in San Diego


"Women who make munitions for armies parade in London. Copyright 1915 by Universal Animated Weekly."  Women played an important part in industrial production in all the Allied nations.  Making munitions was dangerous work, but it paid well. 

"Gen. Scott leaves for Texas to handle Mexican situation.  Copyright 1915 Hearst-Selig News Pictorial."   General Hugh L Scott, the Chief of Staff of the Army.  Pressure had been growing between the US and Mexican revolutionaries. 


"Heroes of the navy, killed in Haiti, buried with full military honors.  Copyright 1915 Hearst-Selig News Pictorial."  US Marines invaded Haiti on 28-July-1915.  We occupied the country until 1934.  Haiti went through six presidents between 1911 and 1915.  The US was worried that Germany might interfere.  Some Marines were killed by snipers.  Perhaps this is a service for them. 

"Passenger train in collision with runaway oil car.  Copyright 1915 by Pathe News." 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Man Ray 125 -- August 27, 2015

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Artist Man Ray was born 125 years ago on 27-August-1890.  Emmanuel Radnitzky was born in Philadelphia; he became interested in art when he was young.  In 1913, he attended the Armory Show in New York, the first place most Americans saw Cubism and Futurism.  Man Ray became interested in Dada.  In 1921, he moved to Paris. 

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"Le Violon d'Ingres" was one of many photographs he took of his mistress and model, Kiki de Montparnasse.



He made movies as part of a movement called Cinéma Pur, which wanted films to have less plot and character and more vision and movement.

 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015

BART Embarcadero Earthquake Safety Improvements -- August 24, 2015


Last week I found that the BART station entrances on both sides of Market between Davis and Drumm were fenced off for "Earthquake Safety Improvements," intended to reduce the possibility of injuries from falling objects. 

Friday, August 21, 2015

News of the Week August 21, 1915 -- August 21, 2015


The 21-August-1915 Motography featured "News of the Week as Shown in Films," with items from current newsreels.


"Annual exhibit at Monmouth country track, Long Branch, N. J.   Copyright 1915 by Universal Animated Weekly."  The Monmouth County Horse Show is still held today. 

"This German shell fell in French tranches near Verdun and failed to explode.  Copyright 1915 by Pathe News."  A dud.  A big dud. 


"Measuring the length of the girl's bathing suits, at Atlantic City, N. J.  Copyright 1915 by Pathe News."  Lots of photos like this turned up during the summer.  

"Park Commissioner Ingersoll viewing products raised on Chicago playgrounds.  Copyright 1915 Hearst-Selig News Pictorial."   A predecessor of the victory garden, I guess. 


"Wreckage caused by floods at Erie, Pa.  Copyright 1915 Hearst-Selig News Pictorial."   Floods hit Erie around August 6. 

"Liberty Bell at San Francisco Fair.  Copyright 1915 by Universal Animated Weekly."  San Francisco school children raised money and persuaded Philadelphia to allow the Liberty Bell to travel to the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Anti-Damsel Blogathon -- August 16, 2015

Exhibitor's Trade Review, 30-December-1922.
Fritzi at Movies Silently and Jo at The Last Drive In are hosting the Anti-Damsel Blogathon.  This from Fritzi: "We want bold, brave, smart women who made their mark in all walks of life."  As the proud father of a bold, brave, smart daughter who is striving to make her mark in the world, that sounds like a great idea to me.  

My entry on my other blog is about The Peerless, Fearless Girl, the first serial queen, Pearl White:
http://bigvriotsquad.blogspot.com/2015/08/the-exploits-of-pearl-pearl-white.html

Plunder was her last American serial. 

Friday, August 14, 2015

News of the Week August 14, 1915 -- August 14, 2015


The 14-August-1915 Motography featured "News of the Week as Shown in Films," with items from current newsreels.


"Strikers at the Bayonne, N. J. plant of the Standard Oil Co. have pitched battle.  Copyright 1915 by Pathe News."  This is probably the riot on 20-July-1915 when strikers fought Bayonne police called in by the mayor, who also worked for Standard Oil. 

"Friends mourn for dead of Eastland tragedy.  Copyright 1915 Hearst-Selig News Pictorial."   Last week we saw an item about SS Eastland, a tour boat in Chicago which rolled over while docked on 24-July-1915.  At least 844 passengers and crew died. 


"E. A. McManus, general manager of Hearst-Selig News Pictorial, presented with highest award for motion pictures.  Copyright 1915 Hearst-Selig News Pictorial."   I can't find an article about this. 

"Fatal strike battle of Standard Oil employees.  Copyright 1915 by Universal Animated Weekly."  We saw the Pathe version above.  At least one striker was killed on the 20th. 


"William Jennings Bryan on his tour of Universal City.  Copyright 1915 by Universal Animated Weekly." After resigning as Secretary of State, Bryan toured the country. 

"Elk's convention parade at Los Angeles, California.  Copyright 1915 by Pathe News."  Fraternal organizations were big during this period.