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DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF TOM TYLER, AND THE SCREEN'S FIRST SUPERHERO!

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ORIGINAL THEATRICAL TRAILER (1941, 53)














"THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN MARVEL" WAS THE FIRST LIVE ACTION MOVIE TO PORTRAY A COMIC BOOK CHARACTER ON THE BIG SCREEN. ALL TWELVE CHAPTERS OF THIS SERIAL CLASSIC ARE PRESENTED FOR THE FIRST TIME ON MYBOOMERPLACE.


MOVIE REVIEW:


Without a doubt, Adventures of Captain Marvel has to be one of the best superhero serials that showcases the most superheroics. The amazing special effects for the time, especially the flying scenes, could not be topped until, perhaps, Superman: The Movie in 1978 dazzled all audience members. That’s a good 37 years before anyone ever did it better. The Superman serials that came out in 1948, starring Kirk Alyn and Noel Neill, used crude animated sequences to portray Superman flying.



Ironically, Republic Pictures originally wanted to make a Superman serial, but the brass at DC Comics (known as National Periodical Publications at the time) said “no thanks”. Big mistake. The offer went to Fawcett Comics and they didn’t refuse. Part of the reason Captain Marvel became popular was due to this serial.










CHAPTER ONE A


















CHAPTER ONE B




















CHAPTER TWO




























CHAPTER THREE






















CHAPTER FOUR




















CHAPTER FIVE



















CHAPTER SIX























CHAPTER SEVEN





















CHAPTER EIGHT






















CHAPTER NINE






















CHAPTER TEN





















CHAPTER ELEVEN




















CHAPTER TWELVE-LAST CHAPTER

























THE MUMMY'S HAND (1940) TRAILER










THE PHANTOM SERIAL (1943) CLIP!








A RARE 1928 PIC OF TOM USING HAND WEIGHTS. HE WAS A PROFESSIONAL WEIGHTLIFTER WHO OFTEN COMPETED IN TOURNAMENTS. HE'S ACTUALLY PICKING UP THE BAD GUYS IN THE CAPTAIN MARVEL SERIAL. NO WIRES!!!

















Born Vincent Markowski in New York in 1903, western screen hero Tom Tyler worked as a factory laborer, coal miner, and a lumberjack before rising to fame in silent films. Details of his early life are sketchy, at best. By the early 1920s, Tyler made his way to Hollywood. Tall, muscular, and handsome, Tom Tyler quickly found work as an film extra and stuntman.



In the 1920s, Tyler worked at various studios, including Pathe, MGM, and Film Booking Offices of America (FBO). In 1925, the financially burdened FBO was purchased by Kennedy-family patriarch Joseph P. Kennedy. When Tyler secured a contract with the newly solvent FBO studio that same year, his name was changed to Tom Tyler. FBO primarily made low-budget westerns, often distributed solely in the south and midwest, and the studio paid its actors meager salaries. Tyler's first film for the studio was Let's Go Gallagher, released in August 1925. Between 1925 and 1929, Tyler made nearly 30 films at FBO. However, in 1929 FBO was absorbed into a conglomerate which became RKO Studios. After leaving RKO, Tyler made films for nearly every poverty row studio, including Mascot, Victory, and Reliable. He met actress Jeanne Martel on the set of Reliable's Santa Fe Bound in 1936, and the couple married the following year. After making two more films together, Orphan of the Pecos (1937) and Lost Ranch (1937), Tyler and Martel soon parted company.



By the late 1930s, many poverty row studios had either folded or were bought up by larger companies. Rolling with the punches, Tom Tyler moved on to such studios as Universal, Republic, and Columbia, taking on a larger variety of roles. Branching out from westerns, Tyler took roles in horror films and in serials portraying the comic book heroes Captain Marvel and The Phantom.



Republic's popular Three Mesquiteers series eventually saw the production of 51 features. Tyler, who portrayed Stony Brooke, was on board for the final 13 films; however, he also appeared in earlier Three Mesquiteers films, such as Powdersmoke Range (1935) and The Night Riders (1939). There were numerous cast changes during the run of the series. By the time Tyler took over the role of Stony Brooke, Bob Steele portrayed Tucson Smith, and Rufe Davis was in the role of Lullaby Joslin. When Davis left the series in 1942, he was replaced by Jimmy Dodd. Avid TV viewers will remember Davis as "Floyd Smoot" in the CBS TV series Petticoat Junction from 1963 to 1970. As for Jimmy Dodd, from 1955 to 1959 he hosted The Mickey Mouse Club.



Although Tom Tyler acted in at least 200 films during his 30-year career, he never earned much money. In the years following the end of World War II, Tyler's career suffered greatly due to his terrible bout with rheumatoid arthritis. Although he worked in films with some regularity, often the roles were little more than bit parts; Tyler's mobility was limited, and his facial features became distorted from the disease. By 1953, with his health declining rapidly, yet he took a part in Ed Wood's 25-minute TV pilot Crossroads Avenger; in his scenes, he's clearly in great pain. After one more small role in the 1953 western Cow Country, Tyler, now crippled, headed east to Michigan to live with family members. Sadly, he passed away in May 1954 of a heart ailment at the age of 50.




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01/14/2018 18:53:22



Sorry
I haven't been on here in a while. As you know my husband Ken was
fighting cancer, well he lost his battle about 8 weeks ago. I have had a
lot of stuff on my plate to take care of and deal with. when Ken was
living my time was taken up for the 7 months of his battle with caring
for him. I have been dealing with my grief and home and things of that
nature since his passing. I was blessed to have shared 30 wonderful
years with my husband. Now I'm trying to learn to live the new life that
has been handed to me. I shared everything with Ken he was my best
friend as well as my partner in this life. I still can't believe he's
gone, my heart hurts beyond words. Just wanted to stop on your page real
quick and let you now what has been up with me. Not sure how often I'll
be on here, but I want wish you a wonderful new week ahead. Take care
my friend. Much love to you from me.





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01/12/2018 10:28:25

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May your birthday and every day be filled with the warmth of sunshine, the happiness of smiles, the sounds of laughter, the feeling of love and the sharing of good cheer.




01/12/2018 10:19:03

Today is a special day ...


one year and one gets left behind with new


opportunities to fill it with smiles, 


hugs and special moments.


I hope all your wishes are met and


I can share with you some of those special moments.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY!







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