Welcome back to the Profiles & Premiums Newsletter!
Hi, hope you've had a good month! I've had a busy past few days of final tax preparations, basement flooding, and flagging down a mechanic friend to do some major work on my mother's car. Yep, I'm a little stressed, but it's nice to have this newsletter to kick back and relax with. Certainly less stressful putting this together than it is trying to crank out a solid number of eBay auctions every day in between each and every minor crisis or distraction!
Regarding the new Mae Marsh piece this issue, I wanted to say that what I love about our profiles, by both Tammy and Susan M. Kelly, who handles our Golden Age stars, is that these talented writers always manage to contribute something original, something more than a film credit rehash, and in the end contribute a little more to our online movie world than the run-of-the-mill cut & paste classic movie site. And that's not to rip any other movie sites, we all know the good ones, a lot of them can be found on my links page (and I'm always willing to hear about and add others!), it's just to give an extra well-deserved pat on the back to the Profiles & Premiums contributors. Month after month, it's really some great work and I'm proud to publish it!
Also this month I've updated the American Caramel Photo ID Guide and included one of our brand new Slideshows -- I purchased this software from CoffeeCup, and I love it. I talked about it in a blog posting here and have been trying to update our old Slideshows in my spare time, the progress of which can be seen here.
I was going gangbusters with the blog postings for awhile until I really started getting bogged down with all of those other things I mentioned in the middle of the month. Before that I announced the Slideshows, commented on eBay Markdown Manager, praised eBay for the coming enhancements to combined shipping, and also announced and explained that I had fixed my off-eBay store to load much quicker and hopefully provide a better all-around shopping experience. I had planned a post about MyStoreMaps.com that I didn't get a chance to get to, but will try to in the future -- in short, it's a great idea, I tried it, I mostly loved it, but I discontinued it within 24 hours. The post will explain why, and it should be coming soon.
Also new this month is the Squidoo link. I spent some time putting this together earlier in the month, but frankly haven't had the time to play with it much since making it live. I'm proud to have my first congratulatory comment come from Randy Smythe, former eBay Power Seller under the GlacierBayDVD ID, all the more so because one of Randy's blog postings is what led me over to Squidoo in the first place.
Over the next month, I'm hoping to get back to my own regular blog postings, tinker with my Squidoo page, update more Collectible Slideshows, and add more stock to my off-eBay store. It'll be another busy month, but it's always good to have goals!
Photo ID Guide:
1922 American Caramel (Updated)
This updated guide features one of our new Slideshows, this one featuring over 60 images from the American Caramel series of 80 Trading Cards. By the way, not sure how tiny that image shows up as at the right, but just in case you have to squint I'll save you the trouble and tell you that's card #5, Buster Keaton.
in The Silent Collection
by Tammy Stone
Mae Marsh, one of the true legends of the silent screen, was also part of the golden triptych that comprised one of the proudest components of D.W. Griffith's body of work. Griffith might have been the grandfather of the close-up and one of the early masters of film editing, but he couldn't have done his magic without his leading ladies, and among them, Lillian Gish, Blanche Sweet and Miss Marsh truly held court.
Tammy Stone is a freelance writer and journalist based in Toronto. Watch for her regular column on the greats of the Silent Screen in each issue of The Movie Profiles & Premiums Newsletter. Tammy invites you to write her at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments on her column.
Well, that does it for now. Next month will include a profile from a little later on in movie history by Susan M. Kelly. I've been buying a lot of movie cards and collectibles lately, so expect to see some new Photo ID Guides as well as some new items up for sale. See you in May!