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by Robert Moulton
Tue May 12, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: TOO MANY HIGHBALLS (1933) Lloyd Hamilton
Replies: 1
Views: 1732

Re: TOO MANY HIGHBALLS (1933) Lloyd Hamilton

Page 269 of WC Fields by Himself reproduces a letter from Fields to Sennett (Dec 18, 1932) in which he discusses his reasons for declining to appear in the film. He objects to the addition of an 'indelicate' Castor Oil sequence and also notes: When I have the stage all set for a Fields picture and y...
by Robert Moulton
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "Broadway" comic strips: The Four Marx Brothers
Replies: 2
Views: 1762

Re: "Broadway" comic strips: The Four Marx Brothers

Here's three more gems from the brothers. The one from April 1929 is listed as not from Animal Crackers, but from Keith-Albee Vaudeville. That's because Animal Crackers had closed on Broadway on April 06 and starting April 13 they were touring in Scenes from Animal Crackers. Also interesting to note...
by Robert Moulton
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Antics of Arabella - Louise Brooks
Replies: 0
Views: 1126

Antics of Arabella - Louise Brooks

Ed's series of Broadway comics reminded me of when I found this (dated October 06, 1928).

Prepare to be amused and learn Physical Culture at the same time.

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by Robert Moulton
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: What is that thing in How to Make Movies?
Replies: 2
Views: 3860

What is that thing in How to Make Movies?

Watching How to Make Movies recently I noticed in the background some sort of contraption with what look like two large white sheets on it. Does anyone know what its function is? My guess it something to assist with lighting. <I've asked this question in other forums but no one seems to know> https:...
by Robert Moulton
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Coming in November..........
Replies: 6
Views: 6016

Re: Coming in November..........

Thank you!

This is great stuff, I can hardly believe that after reading/wondering about this stuff for 40+ years, not only do I get a chance to see it, but can also own it.
by Robert Moulton
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: SCM Downloads
Topic: Here's the BECOMING CHARLEY CHASE booklet
Replies: 9
Views: 32147

Re: Here's the BECOMING CHARLEY CHASE booklet

Jeez, it's not even ten years and the link for the booklet no longer works!

Is it possible for someone to repost a working link or send me a copy?
by Robert Moulton
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: LISTEN LENA (1927) Al St. John, Clem Beauchamp
Replies: 1
Views: 3667

Re: LISTEN LENA (1927) Al St. John, Clem Beauchamp

I thought the consensus was that it was Roscoe Arbuckle playing the role of the man with obscured face. It seems to make sense given that this is a recycling of a joke from a Comique (if I recall correctly).

Or is this no longer thought to be Roscoe?
by Robert Moulton
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: Brother Theodore/Jerry Lewis/Merv Griffin (1966)
Replies: 6
Views: 9138

Re: Brother Theodore/Jerry Lewis/Merv Griffin (1966)

Once Brother Theodore's Lps from the 1960s started showing up on YouTube it became clearer to me than ever that he was a masterful performer: Some of those rants he appeared to do spontaneously on Letterman actually can be heard word for word on the LPs. I always figured he was performing but never ...
by Robert Moulton
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Reconstructed version of Chaplin's THE PROFESSOR
Replies: 3
Views: 3997

Re: Reconstructed version of Chaplin's THE PROFESSOR

The most interesting part is that we always assumed that Prof. Bosco was meant to be a completely different character. Now we know it's an older Charlie beaten down by poverty. Kind of chilling. I agree that's how the footage is used in the compiled film, but isn't it still a mystery as to why this...
by Robert Moulton
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Is Spencer Bell G. Howe Black?
Replies: 9
Views: 7415

Re: Is Spencer Bell G. Howe Black?

Well there's no mention of Mchenry in the Barnes book, but there is a picture of Sidney Rink. I attached the image on the off chance someone recognizes him as an unidentified film performer. And this link to the Feb 23, 1930 Film Daily indicates that Mchenry appeared in a sound short: The Big Jewel ...