Search found 110 matches

by Steve Rydzewski
Tue May 31, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Guardian: Collector finds unseen Charlie Chaplin film in tin
Replies: 16
Views: 6191

Re: Guardian: Collector finds unseen Charlie Chaplin film in tin

Ya know what blows is that I remember bidding on this film early in the game and the seller ended it prematurely telling me he decided he wanted to do more research on the film. I told him - in my best Stan Laurel - that's a good idea. So this is what happened! LOL The original seller is probably la...
by Steve Rydzewski
Sun May 29, 2011 1:37 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Mabel's Blunder - Who is Mabel's Brother?
Replies: 12
Views: 6252

Re: Mabel's Blunder - Who is Mabel's Brother?

Hello Mafioso... Just today I came across the identification of Chaplin's Keystone leading lady, previously tentatively ID'ed as Helen Carruthers or unfortunately labeled "Unknown Chaplin Heroine." According to a few issues of Motion Picture Magazine , 1915, Vol X (courtesy of Google book ...
by Steve Rydzewski
Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Walter Lantz in comedy shorts?
Replies: 13
Views: 6668

Re: Walter Lantz in comedy shorts?

Colvig actually left Sennett in February 1925 for Century. He too, like Lantz, was hired as a gagwriter, not an animator. I believe the Sennett head-animator was Ernie Crockett who was with the company at least as early as the first Pathecomedies, 1923. Trick photography and animation were his speci...
by Steve Rydzewski
Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Walter Lantz in comedy shorts?
Replies: 13
Views: 6668

Re: Walter Lantz in comedy shorts?

Nice Steve, and thanks for posting that story! I never heard anything about Lantz "animating" for Sennett. Lantz himself told me years ago that he was one of their gagwriters and never did mention having done any animation. Perhaps Sennett was in desperation for the cootie gag and remember...
by Steve Rydzewski
Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Walter Lantz in comedy shorts?
Replies: 13
Views: 6668

Re: Walter Lantz in comedy shorts?

Hello Folks.... Lantz did work for Sennett in 1927/28 but as a gagwriter, not an animator. Unless someone can dig up actual quotes that he did indeed animate at Sennett, as far as I know, he did not. And it is possible that he appeared in some Sennett shorts 'tho I've never noticed him in any of the...
by Steve Rydzewski
Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: Al St. John frames
Replies: 3
Views: 3281

Re: Al St. John frames

Never saw these pics posted (thanks Ian), but I actually saw this unidentified film a few years back and am pretty sure Steve Massa figured out the title based on a print at the former Nederlands Filmmuseum. I remember the beginning how Hilliard Karr steals & drinks up several large containers o...
by Steve Rydzewski
Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: watch "His Musical Sneeze" - now online at DFI site
Replies: 11
Views: 5336

Re: watch "His Musical Sneeze" - now online at DFI site

Sharp, Steve! Yes, my mind was sleeping! Charles Dorety I did mean.
Thanks Steve! And that's not Jack Cooper? It's Jimmie Adams?
Looked a lot like Coop and it does look like Adams!
Make-up creates such illusions (and delusions!)
Thanks again, Steve!

s
by Steve Rydzewski
Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: watch "His Musical Sneeze" - now online at DFI site
Replies: 11
Views: 5336

Re: watch "His Musical Sneeze" - now online at DFI site

Thanks for the tip, Ben.
Enjoyed watching this rarity which looked like a Larry Semon comedy to me.
Nice to see the rarely seen Virginia Rappe.
Just wanted to say I also noticed:
Glen Cavender as Rappe's father
Charlie Bowers as Ham's Rival
and Jack Cooper the character in Ham's auto.

SteveR
by Steve Rydzewski
Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: MYSTERY HAM AND BUD STILL
Replies: 8
Views: 7796

Re: MYSTERY HAM AND BUD STILL

Hi Guys, and Happy New Year!
Definitely not Rube Miller in the dark suit with Ham and Bud.
I'm 100% sure it is in fact, like Rob & Joe suggest: William Beaudine.
The girl is Ethel Teare; don't recognize the guy second from right.

SteveR
by Steve Rydzewski
Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Katherine Grant
Replies: 7
Views: 3574

Re: Katherine Grant

I always liked Katherine Grant in the Chase and Laurel shorts.

Chris, that's not her in the photo - was it supposed to be? LOL

SteveR