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by Frank Flood
Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Peggy Aarup
Replies: 10
Views: 6140

Re: Peggy Aarup

I have "Peggy O'Dare" listed in the cast of WELCOME HOME, a Royal Comedy released by Reelcraft late in 1920 or so, and "Peggy O'Day, The Thrill Girl" in PEGGY OF THE SECRET SERVICE, one the 1925-26 Shieks and Shebas Comedies from J. Charles Davis and Womack-McKnight, the same fol...
by Frank Flood
Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Under the Radar
Replies: 16
Views: 8163

Under the Radar

Most of us can rattle off a servicable list of the best short sound comedies. In no particular order, I might list HELPMATES, THE MUSIC BOX, ANOTHER FINE MESS, THE PIP FROM PITTSBURGH, THE WRONG MISS WRIGHT, DIZZY DOCTORS, AN ACHE IN EVERY STAKE, THE KID FROM BORNEO, THE SITTER DOWNERS, and GRAND SL...
by Frank Flood
Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: C.L. Chester's ROARS AND UPROARS
Replies: 7
Views: 9457

Re: C.L. Chester's ROARS AND UPROARS

In the fifth scan of the perspective grooms, the fellow on the left of Bobby Ray turned up in a ebay still with Virginia Rappe that was thought to perhaps be from A GAME LADY. There was some speculation that it's Jimmy Savo, but I don't know. I have a still from this vintage of a Sunshine Comedy wi...
by Frank Flood
Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: O'Conor Productions
Replies: 9
Views: 4309

Re: O'Conor Productions

O'Conor may have made at least some of these films earlier. The "Pulse of the Studios" section in the 11/12/21 issue of Camera! indicates a two reeler was being made by O'Conor Productions at Brentwood Studios, 811 Fountain, Hollywood, starring O'Conor and Franey, and directed by Thomas La...
by Frank Flood
Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Paramount Shorts
Replies: 1
Views: 1920

Paramount Shorts

In the latter 1950's, National Telefilm Associates (NTA) in its own name, or perhaps in the name of "Famous Films," issued a catalog of the Paramount shorts that it was offering for television syndication. Besides the Fleischer / Famous cartoons, the catalog includes many of the various se...
by Frank Flood
Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Bobby Burns in 1920?
Replies: 6
Views: 4069

Re: Bobby Burns in 1920?

Oh, well. Except for being wrong, it was a good theory.

Frank
by Frank Flood
Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Bobby Burns in 1920?
Replies: 6
Views: 4069

Re: Bobby Burns in 1920?

Bobby Burns appeared in some of the Sun-Lite Comedies, which were produced by Shiller Productions, Inc. and released by Reelcraft in 1921 or thereabouts. The titles I have are BUNGALOW LOVE (with Al Alt), DON’T MARRY (or maybe DON’T MARY; I've seen it both ways), THE BROWN DERBY (with Billy Quirk) a...
by Frank Flood
Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:28 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Hallroom Boys in "Conjuror James"
Replies: 26
Views: 13623

Re: Hallroom Boys in "Conjuror James"

ONE SPOOKY NIGHT with Sid Smith was being played in theaters in 1928 or thereabouts, courtesey of William Pizor. A company called Capital (or Capitol) Productions had some involvement with these films. My guess is that this was the name of a Pizor company, because the company's name pops up in conne...
by Frank Flood
Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:39 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Charley Bower's collaborator
Replies: 7
Views: 5017

Re: Charley Bower's collaborator

In the 1970's or '80's (I think) animator Izzy Klein wrote a series of articles in Cartoonist PROfiles on his long career in animated cartoons. Charley Bowers was the star of a number of these stories, and they are worth hunting up for background on Bowers' pre-live action career.

Frank
by Frank Flood
Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Now *Here's* an Unusual Question
Replies: 22
Views: 11067

Re: Now *Here's* an Unusual Question

A nursery rhyme that dates back to at least the nineteenth century, and maybe as far back as the seventeenth, reads as follows: Little Poll Parrot Sat in his garret Eating toast and tea; A little brown mouse Jumped into the house, And stole it all away ... and gave us the name of a comedian and a br...