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by Rob Farr
Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:26 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Tomato is Another Day
Replies: 6
Views: 5117

Re: Tomato is Another Day

Wow. That's really...something...or other...
by Rob Farr
Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Our Favorite Clifftop
Replies: 6
Views: 4911

Re: Our Favorite Clifftop

I think this is also the clifftop that Mark Jones' car rocks atop in Family Life.
by Rob Farr
Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: Slapstick Sheet Music
Replies: 3
Views: 4633

Slapstick Sheet Music

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by Rob Farr
Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Arbuckle a Founder of United Artists?
Replies: 6
Views: 4510

Re: Arbuckle a Founder of United Artists?

Until there is some cooberation in Motion Picture New or Moving Picture News or some other source, we have to assume that if Arbuckle did express some early interest, he never followed up on it. Who knows? Maybe the Comique contract had a clause giving Paramount the right of first refusal if Arbuckl...
by Rob Farr
Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Arbuckle a Founder of United Artists?
Replies: 6
Views: 4510

Arbuckle a Founder of United Artists?

I just stumbled upon this historical nugget, which may be old news to the Arbucklistas around here: "...while the producers were wrangling, the big stars, headed by Griffith, Chaplin, Fairbanks, Hart, Pickford and Arbuckle, effected a temporary organization to combat the producers. Each star pl...
by Rob Farr
Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Sacred Cows
Replies: 13
Views: 10351

Re: Sacred Cows

Biblically, Ben Turpin played John the Baptist (or actually an actor playing John the Baptist) in Sennett's SALOME VS. SHENANDOAH (1919). Now that I think of it, both Chaplin and Stan Laurel acted out comic versions of the David and Goliath story. OK, so let's amend my statement to say categoricall...
by Rob Farr
Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:17 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Now *Here's* an Unusual Question
Replies: 22
Views: 14077

Re: Now *Here's* an Unusual Question

Being a kid about a half-century ago, it's just fun to say "Paul Parrott...Paul Parrott" or "Polly Parrott...Polly Parrott" in a parrott's voice. Nothing gay about it.

Now Charley actually named his daughter Polly didn't he? Talk about cruel & unusual punishment.
by Rob Farr
Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Sacred Cows
Replies: 13
Views: 10351

Re: Sacred Cows

Biblically, Ben Turpin played John the Baptist (or actually an actor playing John the Baptist) in Sennett's SALOME VS. SHENANDOAH (1919). Now that I think of it, both Chaplin and Stan Laurel acted out comic versions of the David and Goliath story. OK, so let's amend my statement to say categoricall...
by Rob Farr
Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Charley Chase Man Bites Lovebug LC
Replies: 1
Views: 3192

Charley Chase Man Bites Lovebug LC

In support of the petition going around to get Charley's 20 Columbia shorts released on DVD: http://slapsticon.org/ManBitesLovebugLCsmall.jpg PS. This is slightly cropped due to the size of the glass on my scanner. And the first upload was waaaay too big, this seems about the right size even if the ...
by Rob Farr
Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:38 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: A Funny Note About the Slapsticon
Replies: 1
Views: 2770

A Funny Note About the Slapsticon

I regularly get emails via the website from folks who have just discovered the Slapsticon. Usually they are asking to be put on the mailing list or want to know when the next one will be. But I got a note last week from someone who, apparently without irony, repeatedly called it "The Spasticon&...