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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Saturday, January 01, 2005

Contributing Editor: MARK ORR

Mark Orr
CONTRIBUTIONS: 21 Performers: Gene Autry, John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Abner Biberman, Lon Chaney, Lon Chaney, Jr., Peter Cushing, Jack Elam, Alan Hale, Rondo Hatton, Boris Karloff, Buster Keaton, Skelton Knaggs, Marc Lawrence, Christopher Lee, Peter Lorre, Bela Lugosi, Gerald Mohr, Dick Powell, Vincent Price, George Sanders;
2 Behind the Scenes Operators: Don't Know...Akira Kurosawa?, Don't Know...Fritz Lang?
1 Favorites List: Mark Orr's FAVORITE CLASSIC MOVIES

E-MAIL CONTACT: mark.orr@gmail.com

LOCATION: Tennessee, U.S.A.

WRITTEN LANGUAGES: EnglishSteamboat Bill, Jr.

INTERESTS: writing, old time radio, baseball, classic films, pulps, history, listening to music (classical, opera, big band, all kinds), serials, the wife & kids (3)

MOVIE MEMORABILIA: lots of movie related books, histories, tie-ins, etc., including a 1925 Photoplay edition of The Phantom of the Opera (1925); sheet music from one of Lon Chaney's movie, Laugh Clown Laugh (1928), a lobby card from Targets (1968), with Boris Karloff's head seen thru a rifle sight, other odds and ends

FAVORITE MOVIES: King Kong (1933), The Maltese Falcon (1941), Citizen Kane (1941), The Seven Samurai (1954), A Christmas Story (1983), Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951), Frankenstein (1931), Stagecoach (1939), The Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941), Flash Gordon (1936), Singin' in the Rain (1952), Captain Blood (1935), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), A Night at the Opera (1935), The Music Box (1932), Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928), The Black Pirate (1926), The Thin Man (1934), Charlie Chan at the Opera (1936), The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

The Phantom of the Opera (1925)FAVORITE ACTORS/ACTRESSES: Boris Karloff, Errol Flynn, Buster Keaton, The Marx Brothers, Humphrey Bogart, Hoot Gibson, Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Hara, Lon Chaney, Basil Rathbone, Gene Kelly, Peter Lorre

TESTIMONY: I fell in love with classic films sneaking downstairs early Saturday mornings to watch the Universal horror pictures on TV. I then discovered Charlie Chan, the Marx Brothers, silent films, serials, westerns, and I'm still finding new treasures all the time. I share these classics with my kids, and even enjoy with them the same actors and often the same stories on old time radio shows on long drives.

*Contributed by: "Mark Orr" Date: Fri, May 4 2001 / 14:30:48 PST

Movie stills displayed: Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928); autographed still: Phantom of the Opera (1925) provided by: Eric Jamborsky (Inscription reads: Mary Philbin)

Updated: Mon, May 3 2010