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by Tommie Hicks
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: Book ID requested
Replies: 3
Views: 9601

Re: Book ID requested

Thanks to Jim Roots who Id'd the book for me as YESTERDAY'S CLOWNS by Frank Manchel.
by Tommie Hicks
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Death of Lonesome Luke
Replies: 6
Views: 5536

Re: The Death of Lonesome Luke

Some of the early "glass" films were advertised as Lonesome Lukes. CYNICISM ALERT! In 1943 one of Lloyd's film vaults caught fire. It was the vault that contained mostly Lonesome Luke comedies. I speculate that Lloyd bought these negatives from Roach to keep them out of public view despite...
by Tommie Hicks
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: Book ID requested
Replies: 3
Views: 9601

Book ID requested

I would like to know the title and author of a silent comedy book that appeared in the 70's. I haven't seen it since. The book was a 5X7 hardback, not too thick. It had chapters of various silent comedians with a full page photo of each. I remember the photos of Max Linder "shushing", Mabe...
by Tommie Hicks
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Final Screen Appearance of Marcel Perez
Replies: 1
Views: 2416

Re: Final Screen Appearance of Marcel Perez

This segment was hard to watch. No one could ever accuse Perez of not having a work ethic.
by Tommie Hicks
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HIS HOME SWEET HOME (1919) Larry Semon
Replies: 3
Views: 3925

Re: HIS HOME SWEET HOME (1919) Larry Semon

Don't forget Chai Hong who was also in this film. VENT ALERT! My youtube channel was shut down three times for phony copyright claims so I'm done with youtube. If you have three copyright claims in 30 days your channel is deleted by youtube. Someone would make three separate claims within minutes of...
by Tommie Hicks
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: Hal Roach Studios Query
Replies: 3
Views: 12919

Hal Roach Studios Query

What was the first Hal Roach film released that had a sound on film soundtrack as opposed to the sound on disc system that Roach studios started out with.

Thanks in advance.
by Tommie Hicks
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Lloyd Hamilton Silent Comedian DVD
Replies: 6
Views: 6960

Lloyd Hamilton Silent Comedian DVD

I received my Lloyd Hamilton DVD produced by Mssrs. Glass and Wyatt last night. What a joy. Being able to see a Ham short I have not seen before is always good business. That short was A HOME MADE MAN (1928), the second to last Hamilton Educational short. I didn't have my hopes up being a late Educa...
by Tommie Hicks
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Is Spencer Bell G. Howe Black?
Replies: 9
Views: 6878

Re: Is Spencer Bell G. Howe Black?

Holy mackerel! McHenry and Bell die within a year of each other, both dying from the results of a blade, one in the street, the other in a bed. McHernry's death in 1934 shouldn't have surprised me, I mean after all, he was a male comedian who worked for Al Christie. Mc Henry's performance in GOOFY G...
by Tommie Hicks
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Is Spencer Bell G. Howe Black?
Replies: 9
Views: 6878

Re: Is Spencer Bell G. Howe Black?

I find many black actors misidentified as Spencer Bell. In Lige Conley's FAST AND FURIOUS the servant is actually played by Harry Thaw, who was in many more silent comedies than Bell who is credited by many sources as the servant. However in the hand-car scenes in FAF Spencer Bell is indeed in some ...
by Tommie Hicks
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE DUMMY (1916) Lupino Lane
Replies: 2
Views: 2735

Re: THE DUMMY (1916) Lupino Lane

I have always wanted to see some of Lupino Lane's British comedies. It is much different than his American slapstick shorts yet nonetheless fascinating. I am seeing jump cuts where people are touched or hit by another, likely censor cuts. It seems the surviving print of Lloyd Hamilton's THE OPTIMIST...