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by Jim Kerkhoff
Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Maxine Semon
Replies: 5
Views: 3570

Re: Maxine Semon

Can you please avoid being so vague in your responses Michael? Geez! You leave no stone unturned, do you! Thanks for the excellent research! However, you missed something important. I recall running across a reference to a one-reeler Maxine appeared in with Larry when she was a kid. It must have bee...
by Jim Kerkhoff
Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: SMILEAGE GUARANTEED, Hal Roach Book Coming Soon
Replies: 16
Views: 9028

Re: Some Interesting News

I'm sure we're talking about Pultizer Prize material! Lookin' forward to reading it, Richard!
by Jim Kerkhoff
Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The True King Of Comedy
Replies: 11
Views: 5526

Re: The True King Of Comedy

I just watched "Down on the Farm" on my DVR and got a kick seeing a member of the production crew inadverently walk through the background of a scene with Harry Gribbon and Bert Roach in the general store set ... and then seeing the kid hiding in a wooden box on the back of Louise Fazenda'...
by Jim Kerkhoff
Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The True King Of Comedy
Replies: 11
Views: 5526

Re: The True King Of Comedy

My DVR was smokin' last night, Richard! This morning I quickly scanned the films to make sure they recorded okay and take a peek at what I'll be sitting back to enjoy in the days to come. There are a lot of rarities among these Sennett films and the scores are great. Can't wait for the DVD set to co...
by Jim Kerkhoff
Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: siblings
Replies: 3
Views: 2202

Re: siblings

If I'm not mistaken Laurel's brother Ted plays a butler in Stan's solo comedy "The Egg".

Jim K
by Jim Kerkhoff
Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Many Faces of Joy
Replies: 5
Views: 3312

Re: The Many Faces of Joy

If this cult fascination keeps up, might we not see Johnny Depp starring in "Al Joy" at some point in the not too distant future? As bad as the guy may have been - and he was pretty darn bad - at least he didn't dress up in cashmere sweaters (although Steve Massa's research may discover ot...
by Jim Kerkhoff
Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:24 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HOLLYWOOD HISTORY AT THE WEST LA VA MEDICAL CENTER
Replies: 4
Views: 2007

Re: HOLLYWOOD HISTORY AT THE WEST LA VA MEDICAL CENTER

Each month we edit each story down to streamline it for YouTube. Brent made mention of Block-Heads but that section was trimmed out of the original. The full segment can be viewed by going to The Pentagon Channel's website at http://www.pentagonchannel.mil On the bottom left you'll see a menu. Click...
by Jim Kerkhoff
Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HOLLYWOOD HISTORY AT THE WEST LA VA MEDICAL CENTER
Replies: 4
Views: 2007

HOLLYWOOD HISTORY AT THE WEST LA VA MEDICAL CENTER

Several months ago I was out in LA working on segments for the TV program I executive produce, "The American Veteran," which deals with -- you guessed it -- issues of interest to our nation's Vets. I shot a story with Brent Walker at the West LA VA Medical Center about its history as a fil...
by Jim Kerkhoff
Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: Lost Pat and Patachons
Replies: 5
Views: 5651

Re: Lost Pat and Patachons

Uli - Just spotted your post. I came across the Pat and Patachon website last year but this prompted me to revisit it. I was pleased to see new material has been added. Question. Do you know if Carl Schenstrom died in 1942 as a result of the war? Also, the information about Harald Madsen's phobia ab...
by Jim Kerkhoff
Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Walter Lantz in comedy shorts?
Replies: 13
Views: 6256

Re: Walter Lantz in comedy shorts?

Where else but here at Silent Comedy Mafia would you get such fascinating "in the weeds" tidbits about obscure facets of silent comedy history! This puts Woody Woodpecker in a whole new light for me! I absolutely love it! Thanks

Jim K