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by Ed Watz
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HARRY LANGDON AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES 1929-30
Replies: 28
Views: 10983

Re: HARRY LANGDON AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES 1929-30

The Bavarian UPS man (who's hardly seen 'round these here parts) delivered the set yesterday, way ahead of schedule. I watched all the films twice, the second time with Richard's always enlightening & enjoyable commentary. And the set? It's fabulous. Harry is wonderful. Thelma is sexy. And the c...
by Ed Watz
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Joe Frisco THE HAPPY HOTTENTOTS 1930 with Billy Gilbert
Replies: 2
Views: 1773

Re: Joe Frisco THE HAPPY HOTTENTOTS 1930 with Billy Gilbert

Here's Joe Frisco in the "Broadway" comic strip of the New York Daily News. Renowned gate-crasher One-Eyed Connolly puts in an appearance here, shortly after he won a bet that he could eat at the Horn & Hardart Automat for free (and in these photos One-Eyed could almost pass as Tammany...
by Ed Watz
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Harold Lloyd in ON THE BEAM - 1921 Mutoscope
Replies: 5
Views: 2146

Re: Harold Lloyd in ON THE BEAM - 1921 Mutoscope

Hi Ed - thanks for posting this. I saw this too at the Musee Mecanique near Fisherman's Wharf in SF. https://museemecanique.com/ Cheers, John Thanks, John! This is a good place to remind anyone who hasn't already done so, to please take a minute and post a review of the Chaplin Keaton Lloyd Alley, ...
by Ed Watz
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HARRY LANGDON AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES 1929-30
Replies: 28
Views: 10983

Re: HARRY LANGDON AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES 1929-30

Chris is so right! When you consider the serious gaps in the film career of Harry Langdon, one of the major figures of film comedy: - all of Langdon's first films for Sol Lesser are missing, save for a fragment; - a handful of his Mack Sennett shorts remain elusive; - HEART TROUBLE, Langdon's last s...
by Ed Watz
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "Broadway" comic strips: W. C. Fields
Replies: 1
Views: 1734

Re: "Broadway" comic strips: W. C. Fields

W.C., continued...

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April 1 1930 NYDN.jpg
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by Ed Watz
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HARRY LANGDON AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES 1929-30
Replies: 28
Views: 10983

Re: HARRY LANGDON AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES 1929-30

Great news for Langdon fans living in the UK and EU - Amazon USA, which last week placed a ban on shipping this set overseas, lifted the restrictions this morning. As you can see from my order, it will still take a while for delivery, but you will eventually get HARRY LANGDON AT HAL ROACH. I had con...
by Ed Watz
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: SILLY BILLIES - Dorothy Lee's home movies - on location - Dec. 1935
Replies: 3
Views: 1709

Re: SILLY BILLIES - Dorothy Lee's home movies - on location - Dec. 1935

Just now my son was watching SAFETY LAST! and who shows up on screen but young ol' Fred Guiol, as a department store employee. Guiol through the ages!

Fred Guiol & Harold SAFETY LAST!.jpeg
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by Ed Watz
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Harold Lloyd in ON THE BEAM - 1921 Mutoscope
Replies: 5
Views: 2146

Re: Harold Lloyd in ON THE BEAM - 1921 Mutoscope

Dave and Paul,

I'm happy to share it with you (& everyone), glad you enjoyed it!

My thanks to you both for all the rare and terrific films you bring to light and generously share with all of us!

Ed
by Ed Watz
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "Broadway" comic strips Wheeler & Woolsey
Replies: 1
Views: 1492

Re: "Broadway" comic strips Wheeler & Woolsey

Here's home movie footage of Thelma Todd with Patsy Kelly, Gus Meins, Bert Wheeler and Bert's daughter Patricia, outside The Brown Derby restaurant. This might be circa Fall 1933, based on Patricia's size and the fact that she was a visitor to the set of HIPS, HIPS, HOORAY! which was in production a...
by Ed Watz
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "Broadway" comic strips: Shemp Howard & various Stooges
Replies: 2
Views: 1980

Re: "Broadway" comic strips: Shemp Howard & various Stooges

Here's my fellow Brooklynites Shemp & Moe Howard cavorting at Coney Island with the chorus girls of their Broadway revue A NIGHT IN VENICE (1929). This looks to be raw footage, possibly for Fox Movietone:

https://youtu.be/PY24_vqH00Y