Search found 41 matches

by William Ferry
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: identify these photos??
Replies: 5
Views: 1616

Re: identify these photos??

Could #2 be Norma Talmadge?
by William Ferry
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Keaton's 1947 two-reeler UN DUEL À MORT now on DVD/Blu-Ray
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Re: Keaton's 1947 two-reeler UN DUEL À MORT now on DVD/Blu-Ray

What's the back story of this film? I don't think I've heard of it before. Is the fishing scene by any chance the film that accompanied his stage appearance in MERTON OF THE MOVIES with Jane Dulo?
by William Ferry
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Ten Years of Silent Comedy Mafia.com
Replies: 8
Views: 1572

Re: Ten Years of Silent Comedy Mafia.com

Happy Anniversary! And I am so happy to be back. I was always here just lurking because I had computer problems and the website froze me out for a while for unknown reasons and then my email got corrupted and it was email through which I was registered here so I've been forced to lurk for a long ti...
by William Ferry
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville General Jackassery: Happy Anniversary Silent Comedy Mafia
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Re: Nitrateville General Jackassery: Happy Anniversary Silent Comedy Mafia

I'm fond of saying that life is too short to be miserable. To Silents Please, I say, sweet macaroons, pick your battles. Time is better spent enjoying and discussing classic films. Everyone may not always agree with you, Richard, but they can certainly learn a lot from you. I know I have.
by William Ferry
Thu May 30, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Ten Years of Silent Comedy Mafia.com
Replies: 8
Views: 1572

Re: Ten Years of Silent Comedy Mafia.com

Happy Anniversary Richard, Rob, Paul, Rob and all my fellow Mafioso (Mafiosi?). I'm delighted to be part of the fun, and honored to have achieved the rank of Cugine. SCM has been an opportunity for me to make some new acquaintances and learn a lot. I especially appreciated the heads up on all kinds ...
by William Ferry
Thu May 16, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Differences Between Mathew "Tijuana" Jones and Spencer Williams
Replies: 2
Views: 1144

Re: The Differences Between Mathew "Tijuana" Jones and Spencer Williams

I'd say, based on the top and bottom pics, there's considerable difference, so a mix up is a bit hard to understand. Also, I tend to think Williams was a bit more prolific, having directed some "race" films, as well as playing Andy Brown on tv.
by William Ferry
Fri May 03, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE MACK SENNETT COLLECTION Volume Two
Replies: 4
Views: 1394

Re: THE MACK SENNETT COLLECTION Volume Two

Wonderful! Not matter what changes between now and the release date, this will be an astounding "sequel".
by William Ferry
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Re: Caveat emptor: Cohen Media's SEVEN CHANCES
Replies: 1
Views: 1019

Re: Caveat emptor: Cohen Media's SEVEN CHANCES

I don't mean to be snide, but calling this a "restoration" is like calling "The Old Oaken Bucket" Grand Opera, to steal an old comparison.
by William Ferry
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: Ken Nordine RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 1668

Re: Ken Nordine RIP

For me, his finest moment is narrating "The Shifting, Whispering Sands" (Billy Vaughn version).
by William Ferry
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: James Karen RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 2017

Re: James Karen RIP

Being from New Jersey, I fondly think of him as "Mr. Pathmark". He hosted a wonderful doc about Keaton on the TCM archive box set of his first three MGM films.