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by Joe Migliore
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: MR. SUICIDE: HENRY "PATHE" LEHRMAN AND THE BIRTH OF SILENT COMEDY
Replies: 8
Views: 7177

Re: MR. SUICIDE: HENRY "PATHE" LEHRMAN AND THE BIRTH OF SILENT COMEDY

I just got your book, Thomas, and I already can't put it down! I'm hoping not to finish it before my summer vacation starts.
by Joe Migliore
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HIGH FLYERS (1922) Sid Smith, Zip Monberg
Replies: 4
Views: 4199

Re: HIGH FLYERS (1922) Sid Smith, Zip Monberg

Bud Jamison at the very end! Has there yet been anything published on The Hall Room Boys? I've been using the guide from COLUMBIA SHORT DEPARTMENT. http://columbiashortsdept.weebly.com/th ... -boys.html
by Joe Migliore
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE GOOFY AGE (1924) Glenn Tryon
Replies: 3
Views: 3186

Re: THE GOOFY AGE (1924) Glenn Tryon

Was the superimposition of dialogue text over the action authentic, or was it unique to small gauge prints? (Perhaps to make it more affordable by saving a few feet of film.) I'm just curious, because I haven't seen it to this degree before.

Thanks for posting, by the way.
by Joe Migliore
Mon May 15, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Charlie Chaplin and Sally Rand
Replies: 2
Views: 2614

Re: Charlie Chaplin and Sally Rand

Good call! It makes you wonder if Chaplin immediately thought of the joke while watching the film.
by Joe Migliore
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville General Jackassery: Film Speeds
Replies: 8
Views: 10087

Re: Nitrateville General Jackassery: Film Speeds

Bill Sprague wrote:
In my opinion those Video Yesteryear silent films were the worst when it came to projection speed. They had two reelers at 35 minutes



...and Rosa Rio at the Hammond Organ!
by Joe Migliore
Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE OLD WALLOP (1927) Our Gang
Replies: 6
Views: 6991

Re: THE OLD WALLOP (1927) Our Gang

I finally got around to watching this. It's great to see another long-lost Our Gang silent; what are there about three still missing? Wheezer provides a great ending, though it's a little unnerving to see the Rascals in Harold Lloyd territory. (More so than say Laurel & Hardy in LIBERTY.) The re...
by Joe Migliore
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE HARRY LANGDON SCRAPBOOK now on Amazon
Replies: 2
Views: 3049

Re: THE HARRY LANGDON SCRAPBOOK now on Amazon

I got this book for Christmas, and it is beautiful. I strongly recommend it to all Langdon fans.
by Joe Migliore
Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: WEISS-O-RAMA on sale through Amazon from Sprocket Vault
Replies: 9
Views: 6797

Re: WEISS-O-RAMA on sale through Amazon from Sprocket Vault

For me, the Snub Pollard shorts were the big draw, but I enjoyed watching them all. I was particularly surprised by Jimmy Aubrey, from whom I don't expect much, delivering some solid laughs. This is the coda to the silent comedy era, and genuinely hope to see another volume of Weiss Brothers comedie...
by Joe Migliore
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Nitwittery: WHEN COMEDY WAS KING
Replies: 31
Views: 24514

Re: Nitrateville Nitwittery: WHEN COMEDY WAS KING

Robert Moulton wrote: 3,000! That makes me even more appreciative of the effort/risk people are putting into these releases. I was struck by this number too. There's certainly a potential audience, though probably not very large, that is too young to have ever been exposed to the experience. I don't...
by Joe Migliore
Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:35 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Greenbriar Picture Shows: STOP, LOOK, AND LAUGH (1960)
Replies: 8
Views: 7128

Re: Greenbriar Picture Shows: STOP, LOOK, AND LAUGH (1960)

Thank you; I just saw an earlier post where Tommie Hicks asked the same question. What made me think of it was a blog somebody started to raise awareness of HATS OFF. Well...it could happen.

http://lostlaurelandhardyfilm.blogspot.co.uk