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by Steve Rydzewski
Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: APRIL FOOL (1920) reel two with Lloyd Hamilton
Replies: 23
Views: 7969

Re: APRIL FOOL (1920) reel two with Lloyd Hamilton

Hi Si Com Lovers... As much as I also thought the actor resembles Stan Laurel, I'm pretty sure it's comic/stuntman Owen Evans who worked almost everywhere but never got anywhere. I tried to find a still of him for verification in my collection with no luck. Maybe some of you film collectors have him...
by Steve Rydzewski
Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Know what this is? II
Replies: 4
Views: 1529

Re: Know what this is? II

I'm thinking this is one of the James Montgomery Flagg Comedies of which I know very little about.
But if you want to talk about Flagg "the illustrator," I'm in.

Steve Rydzewski
by Steve Rydzewski
Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Silent Comedy New Book!
Replies: 1
Views: 4173

Re: Silent Comedy New Book!

Best of luck with your tome, Jim, it's on my Christmas list!

SteveR
by Steve Rydzewski
Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: NItrateville WEISS-O-RAMA thread
Replies: 5
Views: 2532

Re: NItrateville WEISS-O-RAMA thread

Hi Richard!!!

Sorry I don't know where to find the thread, but sure wish we could find a Weiss-O-Rama Volume Two! ;-)

SteveR
by Steve Rydzewski
Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Ben Turpin - Step Forward (1922)
Replies: 5
Views: 1880

Re: Ben Turpin - Step Forward (1922)

And oh yeah, can't wait to see your reconstruction of "She Sighed by the Seaside," Dave. That's an even rarer title!
by Steve Rydzewski
Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Ben Turpin - Step Forward (1922)
Replies: 5
Views: 1880

Re: Ben Turpin - Step Forward (1922)

Hello Dave and Richard! Dave, thanks for the link to that Turpin short, "Step Forward." Have to say the print looks great and I wish there was more, it's a rarer title. Years ago Bill Sprague put the short on VHS which print I believe came from Richard's collection. More recently I was abl...
by Steve Rydzewski
Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: imd(um)b (was Crackpot Film History)
Replies: 9
Views: 2419

Re: Crackpot Film History

You had me believing this, Rob. Now lay of the Crack! ;-)

SteveR
by Steve Rydzewski
Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Jack Hardy's shorts...
Replies: 13
Views: 6197

Re: Jack Hardy's shorts...

Dave,

I haven't seen Jack Hardy's print, but if memory serves me well, Ben Turpin's Law Man was originally "Yukon Jake."

That's one of the clips that bit me with the Turpin bug 45 years ago. And that ain't no baloney!

SteveR
by Steve Rydzewski
Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "One of the finest books..."
Replies: 0
Views: 792

"One of the finest books..."

"...One of the finest books ever written on a silent movie performer." That's what author/critic James Neibaur says of my book, FOR ART'S SAKE, The Biography and Filmography of BEN TURPIN, from BearManor Media . WOW, that says a lot! Especially when nothing serious has ever been written i...
by Steve Rydzewski
Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Ben Turpin/Heinie Conklin still
Replies: 9
Views: 3050

Re: Ben Turpin/Heinie Conklin still

Hello Pasquale. I have the same exact still. Just saw the same scan posted elsewhere which I replied to. Like Richard said, it is a posed photo for publicities sake. This was taken in early 1919 probably during the filming of one of their shorts, my best guess is that it was taken during "When ...