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by Ed Watz
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Harold Lloyd in ON THE BEAM - 1921 Mutoscope
Replies: 5
Views: 2146

Harold Lloyd in ON THE BEAM - 1921 Mutoscope

When is a Harold Lloyd film not a film? Answer: when it's a roll of photographs made specially for the penny arcade! Here's Harold dancing on a girder in a 1921 Mutoscope filmed between takes of his Hal Roach three-reeler NEVER WEAKEN. It's only 40 seconds long, and unfortunately the image quality i...
by Ed Watz
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:59 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

And she just as obligingly tells him, “That’s enough”. Never realized how much Guiol looks like Ward Bond. Twenty years later, and to the right of the sign, here's Fred Guiol looking much the same, possibly amused by James Dean's antics during the making of GIANT. John McElwee shared this candid on...
by Ed Watz
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: SILLY BILLIES - Dorothy Lee's home movies - on location - Dec. 1935
Replies: 3
Views: 1709

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

Actress Dorothy Lee's 16mm home movies filmed on location in the Malibu Mountains for the Wheeler & Woolsey comedy SILLY BILLIES, December 1935. Featured along with Dorothy are Harry Woods (Dottie sits on his lap), Bert Wheeler (in Native American warpaint), and director Fred Guiol (who obliging...
by Ed Watz
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "Broadway" comic strips: Shemp Howard & various Stooges
Replies: 2
Views: 1981

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

The return of Shemp, and Larry gets a featured spot with Ted:

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by Ed Watz
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HARRY LANGDON AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES 1929-30
Replies: 28
Views: 10992

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

Here's several more examples. It sure seems that Harry Langdon's Roach talkies were a hit with the public:

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Get this set so you can discard those assumptions you've read elsewhere -- and decide for yourself!
by Ed Watz
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HARRY LANGDON AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES 1929-30
Replies: 28
Views: 10992

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

Time to set the record straight: There has been a long-standing assumption that Harry Langdon was fired by Hal Roach Studios after a single season of 8 comedies. In truth, Harry was initially signed by Roach to star in 12 two-reelers. After appearing in the first 8 shorts, an offer came to Langdon f...
by Ed Watz
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "Broadway" comic strips - Robert Emmett Keane & Charles Butterworth
Replies: 1
Views: 1294

Re: "Broadway" comic strips - Robert Emmett Keane & Charles Butterworth

Robert Emmett Keane returns, without Butterworth. A variation on the first joke was used a few months later by W.C. Fields in his first talkie, THE GOLF SPECIALIST (1930). In Fields' film, a 5-year-old girl substitutes for the young lady seen here, giving the gag a non-suggestive (though no less fun...
by Ed Watz
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "Broadway" comic strips: Bert Lahr, Winnie Lightner/William Frawley/Ann Pennington, Richard Carle
Replies: 0
Views: 1919

"Broadway" comic strips: Bert Lahr, Winnie Lightner/William Frawley/Ann Pennington, Richard Carle

"And they still come..."

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by Ed Watz
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: STUDIO SAP (1931) Chester Conklin, Leo White
Replies: 2
Views: 1493

Re: STUDIO SAP (1931) Chester Conklin, Leo White

Thanks Ed. What software/hardware do you use to do VHS-MP4 transfers? I must have an older software because all my VHS transfers emerge as MP2’s, which are ginormous. I could do VHS-DVD—MP4, but that’ll take forever. Hi Rob, I'm using the old analog method -- a no-frills Sony VHS player connected t...
by Ed Watz
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: STUDIO SAP (1931) Chester Conklin, Leo White
Replies: 2
Views: 1493

STUDIO SAP (1931) Chester Conklin, Leo White

A Phil Ryan/Paramount short directed by Frank Griffin. With Chester Conklin, Stanley Blystone, Leo White and Hazel Howell. Found this morning on a 40 year-old vhs tape so your mileage may vary!

https://youtu.be/E-vzkezn4cc