JUNE LINKS

The lost worlds of Hollywood have been much on the minds of bloggers and reporters in June, including some rediscovered treasures that are sure to warm any movie lover’s heart:

The biggest news on the lost-film front in recent years has to be the discovery in New Zealand of 75 silent movies that were long considered gone forever, including a feature by John Ford, a chapter of the otherwise extinct serial The Active Life of Dolly of the Dailies, a Mabel Normand comedy short and more. There’s a nice story on the rediscovered trove at the Los Angeles Times site, and a New York Times piece with a slideshow of tasty stills.
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June 27, 2010 · Posted in Legends  
    

He’s been called everything from a homicidal moron to a cowboy Robin Hood – but whoever and whatever Billy the Kid really was, his brief and bloody career earned him an enduring place in the American imagination…and created a virtual cottage industry in Hollywood, where his legend has been mined, refined and reshaped in more than 60 motion pictures.
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June 21, 2010 · Posted in Legends, Western  
    

Helen Wagner
Sept. 3, 1918-May 1, 2010

Danny Aiello III
Jan. 27, 1957-May 1, 2010

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June 1, 2010 · Posted in Exits  
    

Movie magic is much on the minds of this month’s featured film bloggers, each of whom takes the stage with some smart and entertaining tricks up their sleeves:

The distinguished David Bordwell reviews a new crop of DVD extras, including a look at the evergreen special effects of the 1959 Disney fantasy Darby O’Gill and the Little People. Read more

June 1, 2010 · Posted in Legends