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by Richard M Roberts
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Correction Dept: Our Gang MGM Silents
Replies: 0
Views: 17

Nitrateville Correction Dept: Our Gang MGM Silents

Today over at Nitwitvile, Bob Lipton wrote: "Hal Roach's silent shorts distributed by MGM are hard to find because they were never released to either the home market like his earlier movies, distributed by Pathe, but Crazy House (1928) turned up in a nicely tinted copy derived from the French r...
by Richard M Roberts
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Reconstructed version of Chaplin's THE PROFESSOR
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Reconstructed version of Chaplin's THE PROFESSOR

I wouldn't read or wonder anything about Chaplin's 'artistic" sensibilities in the assembly or plotline of THE PROFESSOR, this is Chaplin simply trying to get out of a contract, doing what other more unscrupulous distributors had been doing with his films for years, cutting and re-cutting them ...
by Richard M Roberts
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: Harlan Ellison RIP
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: Harlan Ellison RIP

And one more good one that discusses his work:

https://www.villagevoice.com/2018/07/02 ... 1934-2018/


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by Richard M Roberts
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Reconstructed version of Chaplin's THE PROFESSOR
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Reconstructed version of Chaplin's THE PROFESSOR

This is somewhat interesting, though it wouldn't have been any Chaplin classic:

https://www.charliechaplin.com/en/articles/306


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by Richard M Roberts
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: SMILEAGE GUARANTEED HAL ROACH BOOK ON SALE NOW!
Replies: 48
Views: 17821

Re: SMILEAGE GUARANTEED HAL ROACH BOOK ON SALE NOW!

Wow, gone in sixty seconds........


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by Richard M Roberts
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: SMILEAGE GUARANTEED HAL ROACH BOOK ON SALE NOW!
Replies: 48
Views: 17821

Re: SMILEAGE GUARANTEED HAL ROACH BOOK ON SALE NOW!

Here's the "bargain of the century" for anyone looking for a copy of my book: https://www.bookfinder.com/book/Smileage_Guaranteed,_Past_Humor_Present_Laughter,_Musings_on_the_Comedy_Film/9780989301909/ Two copies in Ireland? Or is it the same copy being sold in two different places? In any...
by Richard M Roberts
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Borrowing the Keaton Studio
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: Borrowing the Keaton Studio

Thanks for the info, John.

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by Richard M Roberts
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THAT MODEL FROM PARIS (1926) Marceline Day, Bert Lytell
Replies: 0
Views: 86

THAT MODEL FROM PARIS (1926) Marceline Day, Bert Lytell

Nice little Tiffany programmer directed by Louis Gasnier and featuring the lovely Marceline Day in one of her early feature-film appearances. Released October 15, 1926, also featuring Bert Lytell, Eileen Percy, Crawford Kent, Otto Lederer, and Ward Crane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_U-wn3zORI ...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Ouida Hill
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Ouida Hill

Are we sure that isn't Thelma Daniels, who became the busy Stern Bros leading lady soon after that, they do look similar, particularly in hair style.

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by Richard M Roberts
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Olsen and Johnson at School (1931)
Replies: 0
Views: 282

Olsen and Johnson at School (1931)

A test record made for Brunswick Records March 7, 1931:

http://picosong.com/w9Vey/

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