Fickle Wife Turns Faithless and Wrecks The Market!
Flash: Both Wolves Of Wall Street Extinct On Film!
So the ax fellon 35mm and we'll never see The(Latest)
Wolf Of Wall Street on film, says Paramount (but could enterprising
pirates somehow wangle a print from digital source?, to which I'd ask, why
would they want to?). More unfortunate is fact we're not likely to reclaim the
1929 Wolf Of Wall Street either, it being among missing of early talkers. All of which
raises question of how, or how successfully, this newborn Wolf will be
preserved for eager generations to come. Do digital files rot like nitrate?
I've seen laser discs and DVD that went fritzing ways. And look what became of
revolutionary Eastman color and magnetic soundtracks. Not that I'm overly
concerned over fate of 2013's The Wolf Of Wall Street. After all, I'll not be here to
celebrate its fiftieth anniversary. But enough about that: What inspired
today's post was come-across of ad beauties for Cincinnati's February '29 Wolf serve with
Vitaphone shorts and Movietone news (and note a changed Vita-bill in
the second week --- did the Capitol offer fresh shorts for Wolf's holdover?).
Told In the Tumult of the WORLD's Wildest Market, said the opener day ad at top,
but could anyone as of 2/29 imagine just how tumultuous that market would
become within nine short months? Caveman Bancroft is "A Titan Of The
Ticker," and to that promise I'd say Bring Him On, if only we could (memo
to archives worldwide: Please search your shelves again).