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by Chris Snowden
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: identify these photos??
Replies: 5
Views: 1186

Re: identify these photos??

#1 sure looks like Blanche Sweet and #2 could be the young Mae Busch... but I wouldn't bet money on either of these guesses!
by Chris Snowden
Wed May 01, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: VERSUS SLEDGHAMMERS (1915) Snakeville comedy
Replies: 3
Views: 886

Re: VERSUS SLEDGHAMMERS (1915) Snakeville comedy

Yep, that's David Drazin's music on the soundtrack, so that is indeed uploaded from the DVD. (I wasn't suggesting you'd done it, though.) When the guy steals the transfer and the musical score but changes the opening titles, I guess it's just partial piracy. I dunno.
by Chris Snowden
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: VERSUS SLEDGHAMMERS (1915) Snakeville comedy
Replies: 3
Views: 886

Re: VERSUS SLEDGHAMMERS (1915) Snakeville comedy

Steve Rydzewski discovered someone selling 16mm prints of this and the Sweedie comedy SWEEDIE THE LAUNDRESS on eBay over a decade ago. I bought one and Steve bought the other, which he later sold to me. Years later I sold off my collection, and I guess whoever ended up with this VERSUS SLEDGEHAMMERS...
by Chris Snowden
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: ARTHUR GODFREY TIME (11/6/1958)
Replies: 1
Views: 1829

Re: ARTHUR GODFREY TIME (11/6/1958)

I agree completely about Godfrey, and the bewilderment modern audiences feel when confronted with a host who isn't telling jokes, spouting political commentary or introducing amateur singers. For me there's something oddly compelling about Godfrey. He rambles away at whatever pops in his head, and t...
by Chris Snowden
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Borrowing the Keaton Studio
Replies: 3
Views: 1774

Borrowing the Keaton Studio

This is likely old news for some of you, but it wasn't for me, so here goes. Apparently the Keaton Studio was available to outside producers when Buster was between films. The 7/8/27 issue of Motion Picture News notes that Herbert Brenon and company had been filming Sorrell and Son at the United Art...
by Chris Snowden
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Slapsticon Notes: PROFESSOR BEWARE (1938)
Replies: 4
Views: 2695

Re: Slapsticon Notes: PROFESSOR BEWARE (1938)

Terrific overview and analysis, Richard. I have nothing to add about the film itself, but it is fun to ponder the reasons for Lloyd's relative fall from grace in the 1930s. I have a couple of theories. First is one you already touched upon, that he was getting too old to play the same character that...
by Chris Snowden
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: EXCUSE MY DUST (1920) Wallace Reid
Replies: 1
Views: 1206

Re: EXCUSE MY DUST (1920) Wallace Reid

You wouldn't know it from the YouTube video (because the bootlegger carefully edited out the credits when he stole our work and uploaded it without permission), but the excellent accompaniment on this is by Frederick Hodges, recorded for the Unknown Video DVD release.
by Chris Snowden
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: Does it ever end?
Replies: 3
Views: 4899

Re: Does it ever end?

Unfortunately, the database of who appeared in episodes which aren't out on DVD are pretty scarce, so anyone have any prints or know of a database or where documents might be held, which might give information? Louie, Richard Bann has mentioned that he acquired dozens of Bob Cummings' personal 16mm...
by Chris Snowden
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Death of Lonesome Luke
Replies: 6
Views: 2631

Re: The Death of Lonesome Luke

Well, I think I understand this issue better now than I did yesterday. It seems the only party unhappy with the Lukes was Lloyd himself, who by 1917 was so sick of the character that he was threatening to leave Rolin and work elsewhere. Richard Bann says Hal Roach wanted to continue making Lukes (an...
by Chris Snowden
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Death of Lonesome Luke
Replies: 6
Views: 2631

The Death of Lonesome Luke

We all know how, in 1917, Harold Lloyd began supplementing his usual Lonesome Luke comedies with one-reelers featuring his new glasses-wearing character. I can see Pathe giving Rolin the green light to try out a new series. But why did the Lonesome Luke series go away? We've heard that Harold was si...