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by Jim Kerkhoff
Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: A challenge: Find a stranger silent comedy
Replies: 4
Views: 2971

Re: A challenge: Find a stranger silent comedy

I think Keaton's "The Playhouse" is a great example of surreal cinema - and a jaw-dropping example of pioneering special effects that are totally seamless. Snub Pollard's "The Mystery Man" is also quite bizzare as well as Billy Franey's "The Cameraman."

Jim K
by Jim Kerkhoff
Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Slapsticon 2010 Titles
Replies: 18
Views: 9126

Re: Slapsticon 2010 Titles

As always, Richard, it looks to be a great line-up! Can't wait to walk through the doors of the Spectrum Theatre to not only enjoy these rare films, but to hook up with my vintage comedy cohorts from around the world! Thanks for pulling this together yet again!

Jim K
by Jim Kerkhoff
Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Paul Parrott on youtube
Replies: 5
Views: 4117

Re: Paul Parrott on youtube

I'm trying to come to grips with the fact that Steve M - one of the world's foremost silent comedy historians (and I mean that seriously) didn't dig up this Paul Parrott comedy in an archive somewhere ... didn't find it in someone's private collection ... but spotted it on YouTube of all places. Whe...
by Jim Kerkhoff
Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Hopping Off
Replies: 3
Views: 2511

Re: Hopping Off

There are a number of interesting WILD BABIES stills showing Charlie Hall and Charley Rogers in Dean McKeown's CHARLIE HALL PICTURE ARCHIVE. They include scenes on the airplane and in the jungle.

Jim K
by Jim Kerkhoff
Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:09 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Bill Frisell
Replies: 9
Views: 4739

Re: Bill Frisell

I remain in complete concurrence with Richard. Silly me. I couldn't imagine musical accompaniment for silent comedy getting any worse than the Alloy Orchestra. Just goes to show, I guess.

Jim K
by Jim Kerkhoff
Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Bill Frisell
Replies: 9
Views: 4739

Re: Bill Frisell

Richard, you're being much too kind.

Jim K
by Jim Kerkhoff
Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Madeline Hurlock Like You've Never Seen Her!
Replies: 3
Views: 2361

Madeline Hurlock Like You've Never Seen Her!

YowZaa!! Just came across this vintage Madeline Hurlock photo on ebay! Rather than post it, I'll let you go to the link and see it for yourself! Humma, humma ... http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-EROTIC-MADELINE-HURLOCK-TOPLESS-SILENT-ERA-PHOTO_W0QQitemZ290338342924QQcmdZViewItemQQptZArt_Photo_Images?hash=it...
by Jim Kerkhoff
Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:17 am
Forum: SCM Downloads
Topic: Here's the BECOMING CHARLEY CHASE booklet
Replies: 9
Views: 18597

Re: Here's the BECOMING CHARLEY CHASE booklet

I just received my pre-ordered Chase DVD set from DeepDiscount the other day. It was a great price but media mail is the absolute pits - even if shipping is free. Took forever! Anyway, just a "thank you" to Richard not only for posting the unpublished booklet (which helpfully laundry lists...
by Jim Kerkhoff
Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: New Lloyd Hamilton Book Released
Replies: 0
Views: 1503

New Lloyd Hamilton Book Released

I just went on Amazon to order a water filter for my refrigerator (they had new and used ones available and I thought why the hell would anyone order a used water filter). Anyway to make a long story longer, the Lloyd Hamilton book popped up in the "you might be interested in ..." window. ...
by Jim Kerkhoff
Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: Vaudeville resources?
Replies: 27
Views: 13415

Re: Vaudeville resources?

Before "Billboard" magazine began reporting on the recording industry, it was a trade publication for the vaudeville circuits. About 40 years ago when I was in college (damn am I that old now?) I did research in "Billboard's" vaults, which for some reason were located in my homet...