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by Richard M Roberts
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: Chester Conklin on TO TELL THE TRUTH (1957)
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: Chester Conklin on TO TELL THE TRUTH (1957)

Rob Farr wrote:So they just pick random New Yorkers to play the fakes? I would’ve thought they’d use actors.



They would have had to pay actors scale.


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by Richard M Roberts
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: Chester Conklin on TO TELL THE TRUTH (1957)
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Chester Conklin on TO TELL THE TRUTH (1957)

Broadcast April 16, 1957, go to the 9:30 point:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPEq4dwu_rA


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by Richard M Roberts
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: A Round of Robinet (Marcel Perez)
Replies: 0
Views: 324

A Round of Robinet (Marcel Perez)

For you Marcel Perez fans, here's a bunch of Robinet comedies from Ambrosio, circa 1910-14: La prima bicicletta di Robinet (1910) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrYh32NKraQ&t=23s Robinet innamorato di una chanteuse (1911) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkJ2IIVFeVc&t=74s Robinet in vacanza ...
by Richard M Roberts
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: Murray Glass RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: Murray Glass RIP

I think the first Max Linders I ever saw came from Murray, and he had a number of rarities available in 16mm and 8mm including several Chaplin Keystones Blackhawk never had, early Harold Lloyd single reelers like SPRING FEVER, JUST NEIGHBORS, GOING GOING GONE, BASHFUL, THE CITY SLICKER, ON THE FIRE,...
by Richard M Roberts
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: Murray Glass RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Murray Glass RIP

Another member of the vintage film community whose recent passing I have seen sadly little mention of on the internet was longtime film collector and preservationist Murray Glass, who ran the Em Gee Film Rental Library and Glenn Photo Supply for decades, making many old films available for rent or p...
by Richard M Roberts
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: Marilyn Slater RIP
Replies: 0
Views: 189

Marilyn Slater RIP

We definitely wanted to send condolences to the Family of Marilyn Slater who sadly passed away recently. Marilyn had worked so hard researching and promoting Mabel Normand among the silent film community for decades and was a very nice person. She will be missed.

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by Richard M Roberts
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: Blackhawk Bulletins Online
Replies: 3
Views: 936

Re: Blackhawk Bulletins Online

Was there ever a thrill to match the arrival of a new Blackhawk Bulletin in the mail? As a teen in the early '70's, the thrill was only matched by the sorrow of picking the ONE film I could afford to buy; although, my dad would often surprise me for Christmas by purchasing the three "nationall...
by Richard M Roberts
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: Blackhawk Bulletins Online
Replies: 3
Views: 936

Re: Blackhawk Bulletins Online

I have my own unbroken set of these in the files going back to the mid-60's, but it's great having them online (though why in the hell USC had to watermark these is ridiculous, who's going to dupe Blackhawk catalogs!). The early catalogs are fascinating for a variety of reasons, we see where all the...
by Richard M Roberts
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Some Early European Comics
Replies: 0
Views: 576

Some Early European Comics

Several Ernesto Vaser comedies done for Ambrosio: FRICOT SOLDATO (FRICO SOTO LI ARMI) (1913) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQldoeLFp4o FRICOT HA SMARITTO IL BATTONE (1911) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iov90PdMEvk FRICOT INAMORRATO (1912) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga_DBDvglAs LA SIGNORA FR...
by Richard M Roberts
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: WAITING AT THE CHURCH (1907) Vesta Victoria
Replies: 0
Views: 523

WAITING AT THE CHURCH (1907) Vesta Victoria

An early British sound film of Music Hall legend Vesta Victoria singing her popular song "Waiting at the church", apparently miming her Clarion/Edison Bell recording:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS-I2uz6d6c


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