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by Frank Flood
Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Need info on "Help Yourself" (1927) NOW WITH PICTURES
Replies: 10
Views: 4868

Re: Need info on "Help Yourself" (1927) NOW WITH PICTURES

There are four other titles produced by W.R. Wilkerson and released in New York by the Big Three Exchange, which were reviewed by the New York Motion Picture Division in 1928, and cleared for showing in New York: A GOOD DEBT, HIS MOMENT, A NIGHT WATCHMAN, and THE SINGER. These are at least candidate...
by Frank Flood
Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: Motography
Replies: 0
Views: 2032

Motography

Some years ago, someone in the greater Silent Comedy Mafia community (I do not recall who) told me that they had copies of all of the Film Release Listings from the publication run of Motography . Or maybe they said someone else had the copies. In any event, if you who have this material is out ther...
by Frank Flood
Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Langdon Talkies Sought
Replies: 6
Views: 4464

Re: Langdon Talkies Sought

And let me throw a related question onto Michael's. In 1933-34, Paramount released some interesting two reel comedies. Besides the Langdon films, Arvid Gillstrom produced two each with Bing Crosby and Leon Errol. Phil Ryan produced another group directed by Del Lord starring an impressive group of c...
by Frank Flood
Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Cine art original films
Replies: 9
Views: 6556

Re: Cine art original films

Could the man on the right be Phil Dunham? He looks to me like a silent comedy vet in normal make-up.
by Frank Flood
Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Cine art original films
Replies: 9
Views: 6556

Re: Cine art original films

Very cool, Dino. What was the date of that issue of International Photographer ? Jimmie Adams and Bud Jamison appeared in a couple of entries in a "Rolling Stones" series that was released by Tiffany. A review of THE ROLLING STONE in a September 1930 issue of Motion Picture News states tha...
by Frank Flood
Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Searching for Info on Silent Film Company
Replies: 4
Views: 2185

Re: Searching for Info on Silent Film Company

There was also a Pyramid Studio, on Mill Road in Astoria, Long Island, where the ever-popular Al Joy filmed at least some of his comedies in 1926.

Frank
by Frank Flood
Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Last Serial w/ Al St John
Replies: 7
Views: 3947

Re: Last Serial w/ Al St John

Steve Massa wrote:Frank, see my post two posts back.


Oops. Thanks.
by Frank Flood
Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Last Serial w/ Al St John
Replies: 7
Views: 3947

Re: Last Serial w/ Al St John

This short was reconstructed for THE FORGOTTEN FILMS OF ROSCOE "FATTY" ARBUCKLE set. Newspaper reviews, trade ads, the original studio pressbook, and various other materials were utilized to return the surviving material to its original form. If I recall correctly, the press materials did...
by Frank Flood
Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: Fatty Layman and Charles Dorety
Replies: 2
Views: 3056

Re: Fatty Layman and Charles Dorety

If the 1928 date in this article is correct, this was the second go-round for Dorety and Layman/Laymon. In 1926 or thereabouts, they appeared in a series of Two-Star Comedies produced at the Estee Studios, in New York City. In a handful of mentions in the trade press, the Film Daily Yearbook and oth...
by Frank Flood
Wed May 05, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: May '29 Release Chart for the Research Geeks
Replies: 6
Views: 4510

Re: May '29 Release Chart for the Research Geeks

If I'm not mistaken, the trade press published very little in the way of information on titles and release dates that the producers or distributors did not send them in the first place. By the late twenties, press coverage of the comedies distributed via the states rights system had gotten very spot...