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by Wm. Charles Morrow
Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Slapsticon 2013 Reports Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 16077

Re: Slapsticon 2013 Reports Thread

Richard and I had a short discussion about that roller coaster roadway in SNAPPY SNEEZER since Del Lord also used it for THUNDERING TAXIS . According to Mr. Roberts it actually was some sort of stand alone amusement ride back when LA was developing over night and fly-by-night hucksters were jumping...
by Wm. Charles Morrow
Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Slapsticon 2013 Reports Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 16077

Re: Slapsticon 2013 Reports Thread

Thanks again, Gary, for the detailed account of Slapsticon 2013. Sounds like you caught almost everything, but there were a few more cinematic treats in the final hours on Sunday afternoon. Selections for the finale included a reprise of the 1914 Keystone short A Thief Catcher -- you know, that rece...
by Wm. Charles Morrow
Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Slapsticon 2013 Reports Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 16077

Re: Slapsticon 2013 Reports Thread

Thanks for the kind words concerning the diary, William (I believe we spoke outside the theater a few times). This is mostly an excercise against the coming of dementia. Since this short was not written up in the program I was racking my brain trying to remember when it played. You're quite welcome...
by Wm. Charles Morrow
Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Slapsticon 2013 Reports Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 16077

Re: Movie Morlocks First Slapsticon 2013 report

As for the Our Gang short, I didn't read into it the overt rascism that you did. After all, this is Our Gang. Farina had been part of their neighborhood group since he was a toddle. The other kids didn't suddenly wake up one morning, realize he was black and decide to snub him. I took it as part of...
by Wm. Charles Morrow
Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Slapsticon 2013 Reports Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 16077

Re: Movie Morlocks First Slapsticon 2013 report

My first-ever Slapsticon was a very enjoyable experience, so before I single out a few favorite selections from the bill of fare I’d like to extend my thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make it possible: Ringmaster Richard Roberts, Linda Shah, Rob Farr, accompanists Phillip Carli & Andrew ...
by Wm. Charles Morrow
Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Katherine Grant
Replies: 7
Views: 3796

Re: Katherine Grant

Thank you for posting this, Yair, although it's terribly sad. I've always been impressed with Katherine Grant in her Roach comedies, and always wondered what became of her.
by Wm. Charles Morrow
Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: June Havoc (1912 - 2010)
Replies: 2
Views: 1877

Re: June Havoc (1912 - 2010)

In all the obits of June Havoc they note that she appeared in Hey There (1918) with Harold Lloyd. It's also listed as her first film credit (and the only one from the silent era) in IMDb. June Havoc would have been somewhere around 4, 5, or 6 years old in 1918. I've seen Hey There more than once, an...