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by William Ferry
Tue May 31, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: MY DREAM OF THE BIG PARADE (1926) Peerless Quartet
Replies: 2
Views: 3758

Re: MY DREAM OF THE BIG PARADE (1926) Peerless Quartet

Thank you so much for sharing this...I first heard it many years ago (over 40, as I recall), on Joe Franklin's Saturday night radio show on WOR.
by William Ferry
Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville General Jackassery: Film Speeds
Replies: 8
Views: 9299

Re: Nitrateville General Jackassery: Film Speeds

Having seen plenty of silent films over the last fifty years, I confess I don't have any strong feelings one way or the other over projection speeds, with the exception of step-printing (if I'm using the correct term). Watching a Chaplin "two-reeler" that runs 26 minutes (and seems to be m...
by William Ferry
Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: A Merry Mafiosi Christmas
Replies: 14
Views: 10611

Re: A Merry Mafiosi Christmas

Merry Christmas! Here's hoping your stocking is full of silent comedy joy!
by William Ferry
Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Female Film Historians Distort Film History as Good as Guys
Replies: 3
Views: 3605

Re: Female Film Historians Distort Film History as Good as G

But what was Molly Haskell's take on all this?
(getting ready to duck)
by William Ferry
Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: Marty Ingels is finally gone
Replies: 1
Views: 3542

Re: Marty Ingels is finally gone

Yeah, you know you're in trouble when even Danny Bonaduce thinks you're a jackass...
by William Ferry
Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Greenbriar Comedy Team Discussions
Replies: 28
Views: 19090

Re: Greenbriar Comedy Team Discussions

Excellent thread! I'm probably going to ramble, but I do want to express a few points... As we all get older, there's a lot to be said for perspective. Conventional Wisdom, when we were all young (and first becoming interested in all these films), made a number of conclusions: 1. L & H's Fox/MGM...
by William Ferry
Sat Oct 10, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: identify the stars and / or film titles?
Replies: 4
Views: 4458

Re: identify the stars and / or film titles?

Is the woman on this page in #5 (kneeling with the two children) Norma Talmadge?
by William Ferry
Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: SMILEAGE GUARANTEED HAL ROACH BOOK ON SALE NOW!
Replies: 50
Views: 38848

Re: SMILEAGE GUARANTEED HAL ROACH BOOK ON SALE NOW!

Happy New Year to all silent Comedy Mafiosi! Richard, all sources that I've been able to access indicate that this masterpiece is now out of print. Happy news for you (and your accountant), I'm sure. However, woe is me for not jumping on the chance to purchase it earlier. While I readily anticipate ...
by William Ferry
Fri Dec 26, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Unidentified Sid Smith
Replies: 7
Views: 4668

Re: Unidentified Sid Smith

Derp! Well, this goes to show why I haven't written any books on silent comedies! Thanks for the clarification, chief! :)
by William Ferry
Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Unidentified Sid Smith
Replies: 7
Views: 4668

Re: Unidentified Sid Smith

Hi gang,

I did a little detective work - I think this is a print with Danish titles. I think the title may be KING FOR A DAY, if that helps. Here's a link with some more info:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File: ... 685727.ogv