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by Rob Farr
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: SILLY BILLIES - Dorothy Lee's home movies - on location - Dec. 1935
Replies: 3
Views: 1752

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.
by Rob Farr
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: RIP: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Replies: 2
Views: 1660

RIP: Tim Brooke-Taylor

Damn coronavirus. This will be a familiar name to those of us who love British comedy. You were a Goody. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-52262490
by Rob Farr
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: George Jessel and his Russian Art Choir
Replies: 3
Views: 1642

Re: George Jessel and his Russian Art Choir

Well, the choir was good.
by Rob Farr
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: STUDIO SAP (1931) Chester Conklin, Leo White
Replies: 2
Views: 1518

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.
by Rob Farr
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Documentary on San Francisco in Silent Era
Replies: 0
Views: 1598

Documentary on San Francisco in Silent Era

First aired in 2002 but rebroadcast tonight on KRON-TV and on their website now. Niles and Essanay are covered of course. https://www.kronon.tv/videos/san-franci ... ra-4159208
by Rob Farr
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: 8mm Footage of the Making of Atoll K
Replies: 4
Views: 1465

8mm Footage of the Making of Atoll K

Just 33 seconds, but there's a bit that doesn't appear in the finished film. Enjoy
https://cdna.memoirefilmiquenouvelleaqu ... 17r0IO_nGA
by Rob Farr
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Girl Detective w/ Ruth Roland (1915)
Replies: 0
Views: 1498

The Girl Detective w/ Ruth Roland (1915)

What makes this interesting to comedy buffs is the fact that it represents the first or second film directed by James W. Horne (both were released on Jan. 27 1915). He came to Roach in 1928 with a lot of experience under his belt. From EYE: https://youtu.be/AEQ0J5I79QM
by Rob Farr
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: How in the World Did Our SCM Founder Discover...
Replies: 2
Views: 1111

How in the World Did Our SCM Founder Discover...

... that parts of The Silent Enemy were used as stock footage for Fatal Glass of Beer? In a Facebook conversation Frank M. Thompson asked about the source of stock footage in TFGoB. I confidently answered that it came from Yukon Jake. But Brent Walker chimed in with the nugget that Richard M. Robert...
by Rob Farr
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: FIAF List of Archives with Streaming Media
Replies: 0
Views: 1643

FIAF List of Archives with Streaming Media

From FIAF: Your local cinema is closed? You are stuck at home and have now run out of decent films and series to watch on your favourite streaming platform? Why not browse the amazing film and audio-visual collections of FIAF archives around the world freely available online? PACC, FIAF’s Programmin...
by Rob Farr
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Another Wm. S. Hart Talkie
Replies: 0
Views: 2544

Another Wm. S. Hart Talkie

We're all familiar with Hart's farewell to the screen in the talking prologue to Tumbleweeds' 1938 re-release. But here are some humorous outtakes from a similar talkie short that Hart made in 1930 to promote his autobiography. Fritz refuses to cooperate and botches the scene. https://www.facebook.c...