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by Richard M Roberts
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HOLD FAST (1916) Musty Suffer
Replies: 0
Views: 42

HOLD FAST (1916) Musty Suffer

This appears to be a longer version than what appears in the Undercrank DVD, released by George Kleine March 15, 1916, directed by Louis Myll, with Harry Watson Jr., George Bickel, Dan Crimmins, Rosa Gore, H. H. McCollum, and Macfield Moree: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8u-VT0qzAw RICHARD M ROBE...
by Richard M Roberts
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: Hal Roach Studios Query
Replies: 3
Views: 1700

Re: Hal Roach Studios Query

Richard, Regarding the late L&H silents, I was wondering if LIBERTY (1929) was reissued by Film Classics. There are frames from title cards with typical FC lettering and background design, sans MGM trademarks, displayed here: http://www.lordheath.com/menu1_167.html If not from FC, do you know t...
by Richard M Roberts
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: LISTEN LENA (1927) Al St. John, Clem Beauchamp
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Re: LISTEN LENA (1927) Al St. John, Clem Beauchamp

I thought the consensus was that it was Roscoe Arbuckle playing the role of the man with obscured face. It seems to make sense given that this is a recycling of a joke from a Comique (if I recall correctly). Or is this no longer thought to be Roscoe? The fat man in LISTEN LENA is considerably talle...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: LISTEN LENA (1927) Al St. John, Clem Beauchamp
Replies: 1
Views: 260

LISTEN LENA (1927) Al St. John, Clem Beauchamp

Fun Educational Mermaid comedy from 1927 with Al St. John, Lucille Hutton, Clem Beauchamp(aka Jerry Drew), Jack Lloyd, and Glen Cavender, directed by Clem Beauchamp and an uncredited Stephen Roberts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcf0DTEEDpM

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by Richard M Roberts
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE TROUBLE SHOOTER (1921) Billy West
Replies: 0
Views: 367

THE TROUBLE SHOOTER (1921) Billy West

Not the original title, it's an early 20's Billy West and reasonably rare:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLsXjQX0fk0

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by Richard M Roberts
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Saw STAN AND OLLIE last night.....
Replies: 18
Views: 2463

Re: Saw STAN AND OLLIE last night.....

Whatever Babe was telling the restauranteur as quoted in PRATFALL! -- about the team not speaking to each other in 1944 -- this interview makes it clear that they were fast friends again during their 1947 tour. Babe's compliment to Stan that "you've taught me everything you know about comedy&q...
by Richard M Roberts
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Saw STAN AND OLLIE last night.....
Replies: 18
Views: 2463

Re: Saw STAN AND OLLIE last night.....

I believe nothing that comes from the National Enquirer, and doubt that whatever their disagreements were, one would never have thought the other would "stink" as a person. much less say so on a set. Abbott and Costello perhaps, Martin and Lewis definitely, not Stan and Babe. RICHARD M ROB...
by Richard M Roberts
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Todd/Pitts
Replies: 1
Views: 344

Re: Todd/Pitts

Muchos Gracias Senor Thompson.

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by Richard M Roberts
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: ARTHUR GODFREY TIME (11/6/1958)
Replies: 0
Views: 531

ARTHUR GODFREY TIME (11/6/1958)

Here's a segment from Arthur Godfrey's Daily morning show from November 6, 1958, Jackie Gleason and the vocal group The Big Four are in the studio with Arthur, it's a relaxed fifteen minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3yt9ITgw18 It's TV and radio personalities like Godfrey, or Garry Moore, Ar...
by Richard M Roberts
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: Ken Nordine RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 549

Ken Nordine RIP

I just heard that Ken Nordine passed away a couple of days ago. A one of a kind, great radio voice, Chicago Broadcasting legend, and his WORD JAZZ albums and poems were classics in "back of the head" originality. He actually narrated the pilot to what would become the SLAPHAPPY series and ...