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The Bread Box

Submitted by RoadSong at 2017-06-25 12:12:34 EDT
Rating: 1.6 on 10 ratings (12 reviews) (Review this item) (V)

I just discovered a trove of old films in a bread box in the back of my closet. These films were made by my relatives who were the beautiful people of the Roaring 20's and beyond.

No telling what all is on these old films. Parties and World Series games for sure. My mother is probably in these films, she passed away years ago, and I would dearly love to see her and hear her voice again.

Dorothy King - my auntie. Her stage name Dorothy Janis, the last silent film star to pass away at almost 100 years old is in some of these. Her most well known silent film was 'The Pagan' with Ramone Navarro in 1929. Some of the film boxes have her name and handwriting on them.
https://youtu.be/3zsGavO6IBY
https://youtu.be/0baQvYfXGJI

Wayne King musician - my uncle. Also a orchestra leader who has a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame.
https://youtu.be/0BXMV1DwciU

Tuck Stainback - my uncle. He played major league baseball.
'George Tucker "Tuck" Stainback (August 4, 1911 – November 29, 1992) was a Major League Baseball outfielder for 13 seasons with the Chicago Cubs (1934–1937), St. Louis Cardinals (1938), Philadelphia Phillies (1938), Brooklyn Dodgers (1938–1939), Detroit Tigers (1940–1941), New York Yankees (1942–1945), and Philadelphia Athletics (1946). Stainback played in 817 games, 629 in the outfield. For his career, he had a .259 batting average and 204 RBIs.'

Alice Jones - my auntie was a dancer and she married Tuck Stainback. She was in the film 42nd Street.
https://youtu.be/8syz77-R19o

Betsy Jones - my momma was the first woman to own a car dealership in the state of California and was with the San Bernardino Country Sheriff Dept. Mounted Police Horse unit.


I think there are about 30 films in this old metal bread box. I very much want to see and digitize, and share these films with others. It looks like the films were made by my family for their own enjoyment and have never been viewed by the public. They could be a lot of fun to see. Some say 'Party' on the boxes. No telling who all attended the parties, certainly the entertainers and sports figures, and other famous folks of the era.

There are several films marked 'World Series'. Uncle Tuck Stainback played in some World Series games. Some of these films are marked 1935. I wonder if he shot the film from the dugout. Tuck and Joe DiMaggio were friends, and Joe could very well be in some of the footage.
I am thinking the Baseball Hall of Fame might like to have the films marked 'World Series' .
'The Detroit Tigers are an American professional baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) Central division. One of the AL's eight charter franchises, the club was founded in Detroit in 1901. They are the oldest continuous one-name, one-city franchise in the AL.[2] The Tigers have won four World Series championships (1935, 1945, 1968, and 1984)'

I have to view all the films before trying to decide what should be done with them. I will settle down with popcorn for some serious movie nights!


May I ask what you recommend I might do with the films after I have them made into DVD's? Their historic importance may be significant.

Rock on Uber Rock on
RoadSong












The borderlands somewhere between this world and the other.
Last photo Tuck on left Babe Ruth on right.

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Submitted by RoadSong at 2017-08-06 01:42:49 EDT (#)

Putting a couple of the films in my Jeep seemed like a good idea, in case I went to a town and would think to drop them off to be digitized.
So far, no progress has been made to enable watching. Hm

Submitted by Ex_Lux_Astrum at 2017-07-14 11:59:30 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Beautiful mementos....

Submitted by DaBeast at 2017-07-10 18:09:59 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Bet you could turn those into a kickass family documentary using your own voice for narrator and tell stories about the people in each film, things you remember and the legendary stories from their lives. Break something like that out at the family reunion and stun all the young'uns by revealing that, yes, there WAS life way back in the days before gawd invented color.

Submitted by Ducky at 2017-07-05 16:36:51 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Indie would tell you they belong in a museum.

Submitted by FALLEN at 2017-07-05 08:09:26 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Aunt Dorothy was smokin'

Submitted by shitfuck2 at 2017-07-05 02:49:05 EDT (#)
Rating: -2

Zeno the guck catrs?

Who the fuck cares?

Not me.

Submitted by Shlongy at 2017-06-26 10:11:22 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

I'd love to see the Baseball films...

Submitted by messmind at 2017-06-26 08:04:57 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

It's good to be the King :)

Submitted by Linus at 2017-06-25 17:27:10 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Wow. You are Linus LEGIT now.

Submitted by Bestmate2 at 2017-06-25 17:12:01 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Great post. Uber flickering back to life.

Submitted by RoadSong at 2017-06-25 13:35:03 EDT (#)

Ahhhh, thanks for the good idea.
There may be a fine line between what the public should and should not see among these films. Privacy and protecting the remaining family may be a big issue...

Submitted by Anglophile at 2017-06-25 13:18:20 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Is there an organisation in Hollywood that deal with historical films and such? They could certainly make suggestions.


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