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by Ed Watz
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: Murray Glass RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 1064

Re: Murray Glass RIP

Thanks Richard for the (sad) news, I had no idea he had passed away. When I started collecting 16mm in the mid-1970s, Murray made a reversal of Keaton's THE GOLD GHOST for me, my first-ever introduction to Buster's Educational shorts. For me, Keaton in sound here was a revelation, after having seen ...
by Ed Watz
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: Blackhawk Bulletins Online
Replies: 3
Views: 1765

Blackhawk Bulletins Online

USC's Hugh Hefner Moving Image Archive now has a substantial number of the Blackhawk Films bulletin (beginning in 1950) and their predecessor, The Eastin 16mm rental catalog (starting with 1935). Overall there are 443 issues online, viewable as PDFs or for downloading. The earliest Hal Roach-license...
by Ed Watz
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday
Replies: 20
Views: 10487

Re: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday

Second 100 Years actual title card.jpeg PS. I'm still hoping to live long enough to see a complete print of 'The Second 100 Years'! Seeing a complete THE SECOND 100 YEARS has always meant a great deal more to me than finally watching Reel Two of THE BATTLE OF THE CENTURY. It was another of our grea...
by Ed Watz
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday
Replies: 20
Views: 10487

Re: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday

A great review from THE LOST LAUGH: https://thelostlaugh.com/2019/09/09/not-so-silent-racket-more-charley-chase-classics-on-dvd/ RICHARD M ROBERTS The reviewer's first comment ("As with volume 1 of this series, I have to begin by awarding this DVD five stars simply for existing") really g...
by Ed Watz
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Re: Caveat emptor: Cohen Media's SEVEN CHANCES
Replies: 4
Views: 3903

Re: Caveat emptor: Cohen Media's SEVEN CHANCES

If a picture is indeed worth a thousand words, this image should speak for itself. Someone just shared with me a review of Cohen Media's latest US BluRay Keaton release (Volume 3, SEVEN CHANCES/BATTLING BUTLER), which includes this Technicolor screenshot from SEVEN CHANCES: CM US BluRay Seven Chance...
by Ed Watz
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Re: Caveat emptor: Cohen Media's SEVEN CHANCES
Replies: 4
Views: 3903

Re: Caveat emptor: Cohen Media's SEVEN CHANCES

Can anyone tell the group whether Cohen Media's latest US release of SEVEN CHANCES uses the botched Technicolor transfer from their European release -- or have wiser heads prevailed, and have they upgraded the Technicolor prologue? The Kino release, of course, had a beautiful restoration of the Tech...
by Ed Watz
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Robert Cummings' kids had great taste
Replies: 0
Views: 1544

Robert Cummings' kids had great taste

From The Bennington Evening Banner, September 8, 1953:

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by Ed Watz
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday
Replies: 20
Views: 10487

Re: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday

Thanks for the birthday wishes, Richard - would you believe it, 16 years old on July 16th (uh, I think I'm dyslexic with numbers sometimes). Another great thing about these sets is that everyone can own a complete collection of Chase's shorts, including the titles that one is less fond of viewing. O...
by Ed Watz
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday
Replies: 20
Views: 10487

Re: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday

According to Amazon, my order was already shipped yesterday - and I can't imagine a better birthday present to myself! Looking over the DVD description again, I'm reminded of what's in store: UNA CANA AL AIRE, the 4-reel Spanish version of LOOSER THAN LOOSE, which is worth the price of the set in it...
by Ed Watz
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: Buster Keaton: Pie-Throwing with The Keystone Cops
Replies: 3
Views: 2341

Buster Keaton: Pie-Throwing with The Keystone Cops

Buster's July 6, 1950 guest appearance on The Ed Wynn Show, demonstrating the art of pie-throwing with assistance from The Keystone Cops (Hank Mann, Chester Conklin, Tiny Ward and Heinie Conklin). This is taken from an edited clip, copied by Lord-Knows-Who, which eventually made its way to me on a f...