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LUNATICS IN POLITICS – 1920
Charles C. Fetty was cinematographer for LUNATICS IN POLITICS – 1920. Fetty and Don O. Newland had connections to Sennett, Semon, Jack Bunny, Albert Kaufman, etc...
Perhaps between 1920 and 1924 - Fetty worked on other movies. (but I can not find him on any film list) Got any ideas???
Richard Smith (silent film director) Director and actor for LUNATICS IN POLITICS - Alice Howell was the star. (Reelcraft)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia -
Richard Smith (1886–1937), also known as Dick Smith, was a screenwriter, actor, and film director. A comedian active in the vaudeville era, Smith met his wife Alice Howell in 1910 and the two performed together as "Howell and Howell". After working under direction of Mack Sennett at the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company in New York, Smith moved to Los Angeles, California. Smith and his wife starred in reels together produced by L-KO Kompany.
I hope you can help me learn more about Charles C. Fetty – born about 1890 – in Indiana. In 1917 (WW I Draft Card) he worked as a cinematographer for the Ebony Film Company in Chicago.
Charles C. Fetty was cinematographer for LUNATICS IN POLITICS – 1920. Fetty was the cameraman for director for Don O. Newland for the movie “Logansport’s Hero” – made in Logansport, Indiana in MAY – JUN 1924. And in Virginia –“ Danville’s Hero” and “Richmond’s Hero” (JAN – FEB 1925) Also - “Durham’s Hero” in NC made in FEB 1925.
Logansport’s newspaper article stated - Fetty worked on the movie “Foolish Wives” and he turned the crank for the Famous Players Laskey productions.
Fetty was the director for several movies called “A Day in Hollywood” – the same storyline and characters as Newland’s “ Hero” movies. (1926-28)
I do not know when or where Charles C. Fetty died or if he continued to make movies after 1928.
Thanks for your help!
(researching Don O. Newland and Charles C. Fetty - Itinerant Filmmakers)
Charles C. Fetty -
His company was listed as the Pacific Coast Photoplay Producers.
Murphysboro, Illinois MAY 1926 (A Day In Hollywood)
Rushville, Indiana JUL 1926 (A Day In Hollywood)
Alton Evening Telegraph - July 16, 1926, Alton, Illinois with Don O Newland (Alton’s Hero)
Carbondale, Illinois OCT-NOV 1926 (A Day in Hollywood)
Greenville, Mississippi FEB 1928 (A Day In Hollywood)