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by Steve Rydzewski
Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Ben Turpin - Step Forward (1922)
Replies: 5
Views: 2241

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: 2241

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: 3084

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: 7100

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: 990

"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: 3654

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 ...
by Steve Rydzewski
Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Ben Turpin - FOR ART'S SAKE
Replies: 1
Views: 2090

Re: Ben Turpin - FOR ART'S SAKE

WOW!!! Thanks so very much for your very nice words, Marilyn! I'm actually surprised I didn't even come by here to announce the book myself! Blame it on that darn Facebook, it's always in my face and a bad distractor! Hope everyone saw Marilyn's link: http://looking-for-mabel.webs.com/turpinforartss...
by Steve Rydzewski
Fri May 24, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: BEN TURPIN IS BACK!
Replies: 4
Views: 3059

Re: BEN TURPIN IS BACK!

Wish I could be of help, guys; poor planning on my part I guess!

But Ben and I appreciate all your support over the years, today, tomorrow, and whenever!
Ben will always be with us!

Thank you my friends,

SteveR
by Steve Rydzewski
Fri May 24, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: BEN TURPIN IS BACK!
Replies: 4
Views: 3059

BEN TURPIN IS BACK!

Hello Friends!

Sorry I've been away so long.
This is the reason...

http://www.bearmanormedia.com/index.php?route=product%2Fproduct&product_id=644

Thanks to all who have already ordered the book and to those who will.

Yer Pal, Steve Rydzewski
by Steve Rydzewski
Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Many Faces of Joy
Replies: 5
Views: 3393

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 o...