Monday, November 15, 2010

Watch this space...


I've just returned from the Warner Bros. Corporate Archives where I spent 4 1/2 fascinating hours examining a file on what I believe is the earliest attempt by a studio to mount a major "Houdini" biopic. And, no, it's not this one. And, yes, they did have a star in mind.

I think this is a first, and I think Houdini history could be made right here at our humble little blog.

This might take me a while to work up (I have a wealth of material to work through), but I just wanted to give a heads-up and a little tease. Watch this space.

UPDATE: Here's we go. "RKO 589: Discovering Hollywood's first Houdini film"

10 comments:

  1. How cool is this?! I can't wait to hear what you've found out John. I will definately be watching this space!

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  2. So you know, I doubt I'll get it up this week. Probably this weekend or next week.

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  3. I'll be eagerly waiting and watching!

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  4. Count me in as well! (: - Leo

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  5. Counted! :)

    (Now I'm feeling guilty about not working on this today.)

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  6. Working away on this. Think it's going to be awesome. But it's probably going to need to be posted in two parts. But that might allow me to get Part I up more quickly.

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  7. A great big WOW goes out to JC. Thanks for keeping me and others posted on your research.

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  8. Blasting back to the Archives for another looksee as I finalize Part I. Aiming to get it up on Monday.

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  9. Part I is done. Just need to get it proofed and formatted. So glad I went back to archive today because I made a few more discoveries.

    Will work on Part II next. I could actually extend this to a Part III, but I think I will try and contain this in just two parts.

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  10. I can hardly wait John...I'm really looking forward to this! Thanks for all of your hard work!

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