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Additions and changes since this site went live in May 2003

March 2014

Noticed that Niles was showing a short film that i didn't know about, listing Alice as among those in City o Stars (1924). Didn't have chance to see, but added it to the filmography.

February 2014

Got a herald for Motherhood, the Glory of the Nation, forgetting that Derek had already given me the scan of the back. Anyway, i put the whole thing up on the page for the film.

November 2013

The Women Film Pioneers Project is finally online! I added a link to the site to the home page

July 2013

Several more scans from Derek Boothroyd: lobby cards for Within the Law, and The Vengeance of Duranad, stills for The Green Goddess (1923) and Dancing Mothers..

April 2013

Mike Mashon posted a clip of Headlines on the Library of Congress blog, citing a previously unknown appearance by Duke Ellington. The film is undergoing restoration, but is apparently incomplete. Posted updates in the Filmography and on the Headlines page

November 2012

Added a picture of Alice with John McCormack Song o' my Heart, courtesy of Derek Boothroyd.

August 2012

Several more scans from Derek Boothroyd: A picture of Alice Joyce and her daughter Alice in 1925 that i put on thePictures page, a review for Headlines, and heralds for The Home Maker, The Green Goddess (1923) and Mannequin. A shout-out to the Digital Media History Library for scanning and posting issues of Photoplay, Moving Picture World, and other important trade journals and fan magazines. I also added a link to it on the home page.

January 2012

Another film at the Thought equity site: The Colonel's Escape. Added a review to the 1912 short films page. And in an excess of good fortune, the National Film Preservation Foundation mounted the GEH print of Mexican Filibusterers, to be found at here. Who would have ever thought of having both extant prints online? Yay!

December 2011

More pictures from Derek Boothroyd: Alice and Clarence Brown, and a publicity shot of Alice trimming a tree that i put on the Pictures page, French magazine covers with stills from from Dancing Mothers, lobby cards for The Home Maker and The Vice of Fools, a picture of Alice in a Lucile gown from The Theft of the Crown Jewels. Also Randy Bigham contributed a nice gag photo of Alice with Corinne Griffith and Larry Semon that i also put on the pictures page

November 2011

The new Thought Equity website has a bunch of Alice's Kalem films courtesy of the Nederlands Film Archives: The Runaway Engine (which was not on my filmography), Mexican Filibusterers, Slim Jim's last chance, The Hero Track Walker (also not on my filmography), and The Organ grinder . Updated the Filmography, Home Page , and the review pages for the films. Also added a listing for the 1922 film Federated Screen Review #5, which recently played at Cinesation.

August 2011

More pictures from Derek Boothroyd including an Italian postcard that i put on the Pictures page, and pictures from Stella Dallas, The Green Goddess (1923), Headlinesand a review of White Man. Also Randy Bigham contributed a nice gag photo of Alice with Corinne Griffith and Larry Semon that i also put on the pictures page

March 2011

More pictures from Derek Boothroyd including a Russell Ball portrait of Alice at the piano, which i put on the Pictures page, a herald from The Noose, and a herald from Song o' my Heart

December 2010

More pictures from Derek Boothroyd including a nice Vitagraph portrait on the Pictures page, a still from The Little French Girl, and an interesting picture from Song o' my Heart

October 2010

More pictures from Derek Boothroyd including a glass slide from Womanhood, the glory of the nation, stills from The Home Maker, The Prey, The Sporting Duchess, Everybody's Girl, and Dollars and the Woman, and a herald for He Knew Women. Added a link to the short story adaptation of the White Goddess from Photoplay Magazine, April 1915, to the filmography and page for the 1915 short films, some nice costume photos and a Pach Bros. portrait for the Pictures page

April 2010

More pictures from Derek Boothroyd including a postcard for the Pictures page and another still from. Slaves of Pride. This is her only extant Vitagraph film, if only we could ever see it!

February 2010

Had forgotten to note the the MOMA print of The Noose is 35 mm, so i noted it on tht page and the filmography. Added links to the Madelyn Mack book and The First 100 noted men and women of the screen to the Home page. Derek Boothroyd sent a bunch more pictures: stills from The Vice of Fools, Slaves of Pride, Stella Dallas, The Sporting Duchess, a "Little Housewife" promotional card and a color postcard i added to the Pictures page, along with a great series of pictures of Alice with her little girl Alice Moore that appeared in the Green Book Magazine article i posted a link to last October.

October 2009

Harold Aherne very kindly sent me some information from the 1895, 1900, and 1910 censuses for Alice Joyce, so i added them as a footnote to the biographical essay . Derek Boothroyd found some more titles for Alice's filmography from IMDB and reviews for The Mistress of the Hacienda del Cerro and lobby cards for The Prey, The Squall, The Squall and some pressbook clippings from The Vice of Fools. I found an article on Alice in Google books from The Green Book Magazine, so i posted a link to that from the Home page

August 2009

Derek Boothroyd sent some more scans for The Theft of the Crown Jewels, Dollars and the Woman a new scan of Alice as a cowgirl for the pictures page, a lovely color magazine cover of Joyce from The Vengeance of Durand, a couple of small scene insets of The Spark Divine from the Dramatic Mirror, and another pic from Dancing Mothers. I was finally able to see a copy of Daddy's Gone a Hunting, so wrote come viewing comments. On reading the book Motion Picture Acting (1913) by Frances Agnew, i came across 2 pictures of Alice which i added to the review of When Fate Decrees and the pictures page

May 2009

Derek Boothroyd sent some more scans for An Alabaster box, The Winchester Woman , Womanhood, the Glory of the Nation, The Squall, 13 Washington Square, The Homemaker, Headlines, The Sporting Duchess, Sorrell and Son, and The Inner Chamber, as well as a nice Vitagraph herald that i added to the Pictures page. William Drew sent a nice column written by Lillian Gish about Alice Joyce, which i mounted here

April 2009

Derek Boothroyd sent some more scans last month that i am only now getting to-- several more on the Pictures page plus scans from another short story adaptation of The Viper

March 2009

And continuing into March with more pictures from Derek for Mannequin, Daddy's Gone a Hunting, White Man, Stella Dallas,He Knew Women,The Little French Girl,Whom The Gods Destroy,Womanhood, The Glory of the Nation, Within the Law, advertising materials for An Alabaster Box, and a bunch more on the Pictures page and an article from October 1914 issue of Motion Picture Magazine . Thanks to Jane of the Historical Ziegfeld site for suppying some pictures for the Picture gallery

February 2009

Derek found some more pictures for me, which i put on the Pictures pageand added to the pages for The Green Goddess (1923) and for Daddy's Gone a Hunting, Beau Geste, The Noose,

January 2009

Now that i'm back in business again, Derek sent me a bunch more pictures, which i added to the pages for The Sporting Duchess, Her Lord and Master, Womanhood, the Glory of the Nation, White Man, Slaves of Pride, Headlines, Ace of Cads, The Green Goddess (1923), Dollars and the Woman, The Prey, and Stella Dallas,

December 2008

Sorry for the long delay, i've been out of server space, and Stanford just gave me some more. I added a favicon to the site, and added the pictures Derek Boothroyd has contributed during the past year and a half: from the films Mannequin, Dancing Mothers, The Green Goddess (1923), So's Your Old Man, Triumph of the Weak,The Home Maker,Thirteen Washington Square, He Knew Women, Ace of Cads, The Noose, To the Highest Bidder,the talkie Green Goddess,as well as various pictures i added to the Pictures page

July 2007

Added several new pictures to the Pictures page courtesy of Derek Boothroyd--a Paramount publicity still, another Vitagraph post card, a Universal publicity picture, and a scan of a souvenier felt pennant. I also added a page from a 1917 issue of Photoplay, and a picture of Alice and Clarence Brown courtesy of Randy Bigham. Frederica sent me some fun PDFs from the July 1917 issue of Motion Picture which i linked to the Home page. Also from Derek are stills for Beau Geste, So's Your Old Man,The Sporting Duchess, The Inner Chamber, Sorrell and Son, the 1923 version of The Green Goddess and the 1930 version. Added to the Filmography and to the record for Daddy's Gone a Hunting a note that it is also supposed to have a holding at the Filmoteca Espa ñola in Madrid, according to a recent book on Frank Borzage. And added a few tidbits on Alice's later life to the biographical essay , courtesy of William Drew.

April 2007

Bruce Calvert found a new site for his The Silent Film Still Archive, so i changed the link on the home page. Derek Boothroyd send some more pictures, which i put on the Pictures page. Rick Dettwiler sent me information on Joyce's daughter Peggy which i added to the bottom of the biographical essay , plus xeroxes of documents and pictures. The pictures are too dark to copy, but i did add Alice and James Regan's marriage certificate and registration of the marriage from the Office of the Recorder of Births, Marriages, and Deaths of the Parish of New Orleans, which i added to the Pictures page

January 2007

Derek Boothroyd sent two more scans of photos of Joyce from, Dancing Mothers, and Mannequin. By chance I identified the third woman in the picture at the bottom of the biographical essay as Anna Q. Nilsson. I was looking at an article in Proquest Los Angeles Times online of November 22, 1931 and spotted Alice's hat, and matched the hat of the woman with a hat in the photo, who the caption identified as Nilsson.

December 2006

Derek Boothroyd sent more scans of photos of Joyce from, The Vengeance of Durand, Dancing Mothers, 13 Washington Square,The Noose, The Ace of Cads, Mannequin and the talkie version of The Green Goddess. Also added the links to the Filmography . He also sent a couple of new photos for the Pictures page. The Video page also needed updating, as Grapevine is back in business.

September 2006

Derek Boothroyd sent scans of photos of Joyce from two photoplay novels in which she appears, Beau Geste and Sorrell and Son, stills to the of talkie and silent versions of The Green Goddess, The Little French Girl, Sorrell and Son, a photo advertising Within the Law, and added the links to the Filmography .

June 2006

Thanks to William Drew, who provided me with information on Joyce's auto accident and later activities with the Northridge Woman's Club, which i added to the main essay , and also confirmed her Northridge address, which i corrected on the addresses page. Added two more Peoples Popular Monthly short story adaptation, this time for The Suffragette Sheriff and For Her Brother's sake, and added links to the Filmography .

April 2006

Added links to A photo in the Sayre Collection at the University of Washington to the Filmography to the page for the individual films The Green Goddess. There are a couple of other pictures of Alice Joyce at that site as well, just search the name.

December 2005

Added links to the Cleveland Public Library lantern slides to the filmography, and to the individual pages for 13 Washington Square, Beau Geste, Slaves of Pride, The Sporting Duchess, The Third Degree, To the Highest Bidder, The Vengeance of Durand, Within the Law, Mannequin, Cousin Kate, The Cambric Mask, and The Spark Divine. Also added a picture from the photoplay novel of Sorrell and Son. Thanks to Derek Boothroyd for the scan and the direct URLs of the lantern slides

October 2005

I had forgotten to add the addresses link to the Home page, and also corrected the link to Gilda's blue book. I saw the wonderful Sorrell and Son at Cinecon, so added viewing comments to that page. Also added some pictures that Derek Boothroyd sent to the pages forFind the Woman, Daddy's Gone a Hunting, and Stella Dallas, as well as to the Picture gallery. And at the last minute, added a link to André Soares interview with James Hahn, on the restoration of Sorrell and Son.

August 2005

Added the credits in the filmography to the pages for the individual films and changed some linking details. Added a page of addresses as well.

June 2005

After returning from seeing what (disapointingly) turned out to be only reel 2 of The White Goddess, added Viewing comments and a link from the filmography

May 2005

Poking around in historial newspapers gave me some additional information about James B. Regan Jr. and Alice Moore, which i added to the main essay

March 2005

Added a picture of a painting of Alice Joyce that was associated with The Theft of the Crown Jewels Thanks to Cheryl and Bill Spager for making this image available--how exciting to know that one of these paintings survived. Also fixed links on the Home page to Silent-movies.org (formerly Silent-movies.com), and added a link to lantern sides for The Cambric Mask and Cousin Kate, and added links to both to the Filmography.

October 2004

Good news! Sorrell and Son has been rediscovered and restored. It is playing at the Pordenone Fesival this month. I'll add a link when a review appears. Corrected the notation on the page for the film above and added a link to the Pordenone program, and took off the "lost" notation in the Filmography.

August 2004

Added links to the new site Golden Silents to the Home page, which includes a biographical page on Alice.

July 2004

Got a great lobby card from The Cambric Mask for my birthday from Gail Orwig. Wow! I updated the page for The Cambric Mask and Filmography. I also finally broke down and made a Picture Gallery After getting scans of a bunch of cigarette cards for all of my divas from Cleo in Luxembourg. Thanks for sharing!

June 2004

Added a link to a postcard (linked from the main essay) , and a picture of a Lucile gown from The Prey Thanks to Randy Bigham for all the Lucile info.

Added additional costume design credits for Lucile on the Filmography page. Thanks to Randy Bigham for all the Lucile info.

March 2004

Added additional costume design credits for Lucile on the Filmography page. Thanks to Randy Bigham for all the Lucile info.

February 2004

Added an new picture of Alice and linked it in the main article. Thanks, to Mark Goffee for this picture. Also removed Grapevine Video references from the video page.

Added picture of Talmadge with Alice Joyce in the 1930s to the biographical article, and removed The Silents Majority link from the home page.

July 2003

Added an new picture of Alice and linked it in the main article. Thanks, Gail! Also added viewing comments for Mexican Filibusterers and updated filmography links and added Alice's character name.




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