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by William Ferry
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Season's Greetings
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Re: Season's Greetings

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my fellow Mafiosi! My son (and his dad, for that matter) is sure to have fun opening gifts tomorrow, as I've been hitting Amazon (for Disney) and eBay (for Blackhawk reels). All the joys and blessings of the season to you and yours.
by William Ferry
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE WAITER'S BALL 91916) Roscoe Arbuckle restored version
Replies: 1
Views: 625

Re: THE WAITER'S BALL 91916) Roscoe Arbuckle restored version

I came across this yesterday. It's well worth seeing!
by William Ferry
Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: SMILEAGE GUARANTEED HAL ROACH BOOK ON SALE NOW!
Replies: 54
Views: 52928

Re: SMILEAGE GUARANTEED HAL ROACH BOOK ON SALE NOW!

Richard M Roberts wrote:A bargain price on a used copy is now up on Abe books:

https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/Search ... ISBN-_-all


RICHARD M ROBERTS


Richard, if you ever have trouble paying the rent, it seems like few copies of these would ease your troubles!
by William Ferry
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: COMIQUE - The Classic Comedy Magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 721

Re: COMIQUE - The Classic Comedy Magazine

Thank you so much! What a nice way to wrap up a tough year!
by William Ferry
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Mad Wednesday and a Cutting Comparison with Diddlebock
Replies: 2
Views: 2076

Re: Mad Wednesday and a Cutting Comparison with Diddlebock

I watched the side by side in its entirety. This is marvelous!
by William Ferry
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: William K. Everson Audio Lecture Archive
Replies: 4
Views: 2319

Re: William K. Everson Audio Lecture Archive

I'd like to chime in. I first encountered Mr. Everson as a guest on Herb Graff's silent comedy programs on Channel 13 WNET back in the early 70s. This led to my seeking out his books, which have all survived several moves and house cleanings over forty-plus years. He knew his stuff, and it's clear h...
by William Ferry
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: Carl Reiner RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 2775

Re: Carl Reiner RIP

Goodbye Carl, thanks for all the laughs and say hello to Colonel Wilberforce.
by William Ferry
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Virtual Charlie Chaplin Days in Niles This Weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 3875

Re: Virtual Charlie Chaplin Days in Niles This Weekend

A follow-up to the Shoulder Arms screening. It is Dan Kamin's 1960's print of the 1920's re-release by Pathe, not the original 1918 version. May be the closest we ever get to see tho. Heck, I've got a Pathegrams original on that. That is not so special. RICHARD M ROBERTS Two questions: regarding th...
by William Ferry
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: ATLAS FILMS 8MM COLLECTING FOR THE FINANCIALLY IMPAIRED
Replies: 3
Views: 2502

Re: ATLAS FILMS 8MM COLLECTING FOR THE FINANCIALLY IMPAIRED

This was fascinating! I spent many an hour in the mid-'70s in the camera department of Two Guys in North Bergen, NJ, perusing the Castle Films and Columbia 50- and 200-foot selections. For years, the prices were $1.99 and $4.99, respectively. Carnival and Atlas were, perhaps, a bit before my time, a...
by William Ferry
Fri May 15, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Essanay Sweedie clip - Wallace Beery, Leo White
Replies: 6
Views: 3191

Re: Essanay Sweedie clip - Wallace Beery, Leo White

Thanks, Ed! I really enjoyed his Vitaphone Movie Memories shorts, which are available as part of a Warner Archives set, Vitaphone Cavalcade Of Musical Comedy Shorts. Snarky, yes, but always good to see rare clips.