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by William Ferry
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "Broadway" comic strips: Clayton,Jackson & Durante
Replies: 4
Views: 1061

Re: "Broadway" comic strips: Clayton,Jackson & Durante

I remember seeing one of these in a book (I don't recall which book) way too many years ago: Clayton (Or was it Jackson?) asks Durante, "Jimmy, do you file your nails"?
" No, I just cuts 'em off and t'rows 'em away"!
by William Ferry
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "Broadway" comic strip: Tim Moore
Replies: 1
Views: 608

Re: "Broadway" comic strip: Tim Moore

This is a Kingfish line if ever there was one!
by William Ferry
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: FUNNY PAPER (1923) Joe Rock, Billie Rhodes
Replies: 2
Views: 862

Re: FUNNY PAPER (1923) Joe Rock, Billie Rhodes

Thanks for sharing all these shorts during the national quarantine!
by William Ferry
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Allright, we'll try this again.........
Replies: 11
Views: 5182

Re: Allright, we'll try this again.........

Thanks, Richard! I just pre-ordered a few minutes ago, and sent the link to the moderator of IT CAME FROM THE BOTTOM SHELF. I'm looking forward to posting what is sure to be a rave review. Thank you again for all your hard work.
by William Ferry
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: What is that thing in How to Make Movies?
Replies: 2
Views: 2782

Re: What is that thing in How to Make Movies?

Having had occasion to work with photographers, I believe you are correct. Those white screens reflect studio or natural light. They help with reducing shadows.
by William Ferry
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: LE VOYAGE SUR JUPITER (1909) Segundo de Chomon
Replies: 1
Views: 2666

Re: LE VOYAGE SUR JUPITER (1909) Segundo de Chomon

It was a nice change to have the opening scenes set in a real castle, rather than be entirely studio-bound.
by William Ferry
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Allright, we'll try this again.........
Replies: 11
Views: 5182

Re: Allright, we'll try this again.........

Thank you! Rest assured I'll reserve as soon as the page is up. And a favorable review is to be expected. I just quoted this description verbatim on The Site That Must Not Be Named, if that's ok.
by William Ferry
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: Blackhawk Bulletins Online
Replies: 3
Views: 7851

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 "nationally...
by William Ferry
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Dealing With Fan Mail.....
Replies: 2
Views: 2970

Re: Dealing With Fan Mail.....

Having been on the firing end of criticism myself (albeit generally not regarding writing about film), I find this kind of writing very therapeutic. One of my pet expressions is "Life is too short to be miserable". Richard, as the old saying goes, you've probably forgotten more about silen...
by William Ferry
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Super Secret Discount Code for Mack Sennett Vol. 1
Replies: 1
Views: 8222

Re: Super Secret Discount Code for Mack Sennett Vol. 1

For those of you who don't have it yet, I can't recommend it highly enough. Grab it now, it'll be fun prep work for the forthcoming Volume Two. The films look great, the scores are entertaining, and the commentaries are very worthwhile. I can't get over how the Sennett comedies improved from 1916 on...