Cute picture, a bit slow in spots, but I enjoyed it. Without spoiling it for folks who haven't seen it: does anyone else think it really scary and bizarre how Meighan gets a wife? I was horrified thinking of how many men might've done just that!
Also watched "Kiki", with Norma Talmadge, and I can't recommend that one highly enough. How much fun is this movie?
A shout out to the LoC, Greta de Groat and all the other wonderful people whose hard work made this just-about-complete print possible. Norma plays Kiki, a spunky girl who desperately wants to be in show biz; then, one fateful day, she gets her chance -- and changes not only her life, but the lives of everyone she touches (or bumps into, as the case may be).
I can't believe how great a job Norma did at comedy -- why didn't she play against type more often? She comes across as a loveably klutzy Clara Bow type, fluffing her hair and putting up her dukes and generally being hyper-adorable. Near the end she performs an extended physical bit that is marvelous in its execution -- and hysterical to boot. Thanks to "Kiki" I'm now on a Talmadge kick! I must have more!
Still working on the poem for Barbara Stanwyck. I keep on getting great ideas (usually at 3 in the morning). Thank goodness for the notebook near my bed!
Don't worry, Missy, I'm not giving up on you!