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TABLE OF CONTENTS             January 2017      
Red arrow Marketing a brand-new Hollywood star

Red arrow Tom Tyler and Lucille Ball: “Valley of the Sun”

Red arrow Tom Tyler: He broke the rules

Red arrow Tom Tyler FBO silent film petition

Red arrow Shazaturdays at Shadowland Theatre 2017

Marketing a brand-new Hollywood star

When Tom Tyler signed a contract for FBO in 1925, it was hardly a challenge in marketing him for the public. He was the “surprise western star” for this film studio and proved to have the right amount of appeal for the moviegoing public.

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Tom Tyler and Lucille Ball: “Valley of the Sun”

Tom and Lucy shared a few scenes together in “Valley of the Sun” but did you know they were also lunch partners off the set during the filming of the movie?

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The Flying U Ranch theatre ad from The Post-Crescent Appleton WI February 10 1928

Tom Tyler: He broke the rules

When he finally became FBO's new western star, Tom Tyler did not immediately mesh with Hollywood's culture of glamour. In fact, his lifestyle did not change much since he left Hamtramck, Michigan.

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Tom Tyler FBO silent film petition

Efforts are underway to encourage enough public interest in Tom Tyler's surviving FBO silent films for their legal DVD distributors, Turner Home Entertainment/Warner Brothers, in digitalizing them and making them available for the home consumer market. No money is involved at all – just your signature!

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Shazaturdays at Shadowland Theatre 2017

For those of you living in the Hudson Valley in New York state, or plan on visiting the area in March, Shadowland Theatre in Ellenville will be presenting their annual Shazaturdays – which means “The Adventures of Captain Marvel”! Showcasing classic cinema is more important than ever before, and this promises to be a real treat. This film serial starts at 2:00 PM, tickets are $10.00 for adults, $7.00 for children.

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