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by William Ferry
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: George Jessel and his Russian Art Choir
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: George Jessel and his Russian Art Choir

Leaving us once again to ask the question we ask after seeing Jessel in ANYTHING: "What the hell is he doing there?". RICHARD M ROBERTS I like the observation that Scott Berg made, in THE SPEED OF SOUND, that seeing Jessel answers the question "What would have happened if Jessel made...
by William Ferry
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "Broadway" comic strips: Clayton,Jackson & Durante
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Re: "Broadway" comic strips: Clayton,Jackson & Durante

He's got a million of 'em! Thanks Ed!
by William Ferry
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: How in the World Did Our SCM Founder Discover...
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Re: How in the World Did Our SCM Founder Discover...

I certainly hope Elmer had a good agent and got paid royalties!
by William Ferry
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HASH AND HAVOC (1916) Hughey Mack, Jimmy Aubrey
Replies: 1
Views: 381

Re: HASH AND HAVOC (1916) Hughey Mack, Jimmy Aubrey

How meta, as the youngsters would say. It's the circle of life, young Simba.

Ok officer, I'll go quietly.
by William Ferry
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "Broadway" comic strips: Clayton,Jackson & Durante
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Re: "Broadway" comic strips: Clayton,Jackson & Durante

I remember seeing one of these in a book (I don't recall which book) way too many years ago: Clayton (Or was it Jackson?) asks Durante, "Jimmy, do you file your nails"?
" No, I just cuts 'em off and t'rows 'em away"!
by William Ferry
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "Broadway" comic strip: Tim Moore
Replies: 1
Views: 312

Re: "Broadway" comic strip: Tim Moore

This is a Kingfish line if ever there was one!
by William Ferry
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: FUNNY PAPER (1923) Joe Rock, Billie Rhodes
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: FUNNY PAPER (1923) Joe Rock, Billie Rhodes

Thanks for sharing all these shorts during the national quarantine!
by William Ferry
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Allright, we'll try this again.........
Replies: 11
Views: 4130

Re: Allright, we'll try this again.........

Thanks, Richard! I just pre-ordered a few minutes ago, and sent the link to the moderator of IT CAME FROM THE BOTTOM SHELF. I'm looking forward to posting what is sure to be a rave review. Thank you again for all your hard work.
by William Ferry
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: What is that thing in How to Make Movies?
Replies: 2
Views: 1759

Re: What is that thing in How to Make Movies?

Having had occasion to work with photographers, I believe you are correct. Those white screens reflect studio or natural light. They help with reducing shadows.
by William Ferry
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: LE VOYAGE SUR JUPITER (1909) Segundo de Chomon
Replies: 1
Views: 1701

Re: LE VOYAGE SUR JUPITER (1909) Segundo de Chomon

It was a nice change to have the opening scenes set in a real castle, rather than be entirely studio-bound.