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by Tommie Hicks
Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Under the Radar
Replies: 16
Views: 12850

Re: Under the Radar

I am of the opinion that the unidentified Harry Sweet short that Zoran showed us was a Fox comedy from the diverse cast and large budget. I recently saw a lobby card in a private collection of a Harry Sweet Universal entitled SPENDING HIS DIME (omitted from the Universal silents book) that had Bud J...
by Tommie Hicks
Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:27 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Under the Radar
Replies: 16
Views: 12850

Re: Under the Radar

While they are not under the radar, I think the W.C.Fields Sennett shorts are the high water mark of Sennett sound shorts. I have not seen a short talkie from the other Sennett stars like Clyde , Beebe, or Gribbon, that compare to Fields' Sennett shorts. A while back someone told me there was an ear...
by Tommie Hicks
Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Laurel & Hardy Creative Journalism
Replies: 1
Views: 2765

Laurel & Hardy Creative Journalism

I coulda swore there was a post that quoted Stan Laurel in France 1950 about the rough treatment Harry Langdon recieved by Hollywood. When I put Stan Laurel, Harry Langdon, France, Atoll K, the search turned up nothing. Anyhoo, if you can remember the gist of the post it was about how the French pri...
by Tommie Hicks
Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 20, 1923
Replies: 28
Views: 20480

Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 20, 1923

It seems Jimmie was really jumping around in the early 20's. There is a credit for Jimmie in the Universal comedy VAMPED (Mar 1923) and I had assumed it was held over from 1921 when he was appearing with Lee Moran and directing for Universal. I don't know why this article says Jimmie signed with Ste...
by Tommie Hicks
Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: Contacting actors - need help
Replies: 2
Views: 3603

Re: Contacting actors - need help

I found a L.A. phonebook in the Denver Public Library back in 1975 and found Hal Roach's number in it. I called him and to my great delight he talked to me for about 20 minutes. I asked the stupidest questions (when was Charley Chase born?) but he was so patient and I really felt special for a long ...
by Tommie Hicks
Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Buster sells "Rilly Shave"
Replies: 7
Views: 5112

Re: Buster sells "Rilly Shave"

I have the INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH and boy is my face red. I distincly remember Buster doing a commercial for a gas station (the endless hose) but I thought it was for another oil company.
by Tommie Hicks
Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Buster sells "Rilly Shave"
Replies: 7
Views: 5112

Re: Buster sells "Rilly Shave"

I wish I had an answer for you Chris, but I don't and I hope you don't mind if I use your post to ask a similar question: Can anyone confirm or deny if Buster was a schill for Sinclair/Shamrock gas stations? My Dad says that he did but I cannot find anything to confirm this.
by Tommie Hicks
Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Banks-mania Grips the Nation
Replies: 0
Views: 2763

Banks-mania Grips the Nation

Speaking of locomotives, I have posted an excerpt from Monty Banks' HORSE SHOES (1927)on You Tube. This film was a blueprint for Keaton's PARDON MY BERTH MARKS. CLyde Bruckman was involved in both films. You can also catch Harry Bowen looking like Emo Phillips and all of the action takes place on th...
by Tommie Hicks
Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:20 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Need ID for LOOK OUT BELOW (1929)
Replies: 1
Views: 3888

Need ID for LOOK OUT BELOW (1929)

I wish to know the name of the chap pictured here. I know I have seen him before but I can't seem to connect him. These grabs are from the Educational short LOOK OUT BELOW (1929) where this fellow plays Thelma Todd's jealous husband. Thanks in advance. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/Tommie61...
by Tommie Hicks
Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 20, 1923
Replies: 28
Views: 20480

Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, January 20, 1923

It seems this Thomas Hicks is very likely Tommy Hicks, the Educational fat boy. The story I heard was that Hicks was a neighbor of Jack White and White gave the boy work to help the family earn. However, the story I heard was that Hicks, Sr. had been killed. Joe, these are gold, keep 'em coming. Pos...