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(Courtesy of the Yaconelli Family)

Frank is center wearing the suit in this cast and crew shot from an unidentified silent film.

Ernie adds: The man on the far right, with the crew cut, is cousin Freddie, another Yaconelli. He finished his days running a ranch in San Fernando Valley. The beautiful young lady sitting in the rear of the car is our younger sister, Marie. She was christened Angelina, but didn't like to be called 'Angie' --- hence the new name.


Blowup of the camera in the first car above --- anyone able to identify the make and model?



(Courtesy of the Yaconelli Family)

Still from an unidentified silent film --- Frank is kneeling and Lou is left center, wearing the sweater.


(Courtesy of the Yaconelli Family)

Photo above from an unidentified Yaconelli silent --- Frank is kneeling with the megaphone and brother Lou is wearing the boxing outfit.


(Courtesy of the Yaconelli Family)

Another photo from an unidentified silent film --- Frank with the accordion, Lou on guitar, and that's their Mother Anna in the center.

Philippe notes that Anna was a natural actress and the brothers used her often as an extra in their silent films.  Philippe also mentioned that, unlike most modern accordionists, Frank played what is called a 'Chromatic Accordion' which has buttons on both sides rather than the conventional piano keyboard on the right with the buttons on the left, and it required a different 'skill' to play. He was both adept at the little accordion (which Philippe still has) as well as his full sized one.



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