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by Tommie Hicks
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Ben Model: Parallel betw. Cameraman and Singin' in the Rain
Replies: 1
Views: 2341

Re: Ben Model: Parallel betw. Cameraman and Singin' in the Rain

I wonder if Snub Pollard's inclusion in the SITR scene was coincidental or part of the homage to the Keaton scene. Its likely the former as Snub would not be recognized by the people who still remembered him.
by Tommie Hicks
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HOLD `ER COWBOY (1928) Bobby Vernon, Andy Clyde
Replies: 2
Views: 2516

Re: HOLD `ER COWBOY (1928) Bobby Vernon, Andy Clyde

Though I have a monochrome file of this title I did check this out anyway and it had a wonderful tint to the print I had not seen before. However I found a link on Youtube on this film's page for Vernon's CORNFED (1924), a title that has eluded me before now. I noticed a cameraman credit for Alfred ...
by Tommie Hicks
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Mabel maybe?
Replies: 3
Views: 3606

Mabel maybe?

This woman has been identified as Irene Bordoni but I think its Mabel Normand.

http://www.shorpy.com/node/22303?size=_original#caption
by Tommie Hicks
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Stan's brother Ted
Replies: 13
Views: 11503

Re: Stan's brother Ted

Here are some frame grabs from Educational's HIGH AND DRY (1921). I think Ted is in this. The man in the middle with straw hat being filmed: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/Tommie61/HIGH%20AND%20DRY%2001.jpg Now he's put on the assistant director's cap: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/...
by Tommie Hicks
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: It's A Gift
Replies: 3
Views: 2804

Re: It's A Gift

I wonder if the two-reel version of this film was better.
by Tommie Hicks
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Answering Tommie Hicks "What Song is This?
Replies: 1
Views: 2171

Re: Answering Tommie Hicks "What Song is This?

Thanks, Richard. One neat manifestation of being a silent comedy fan in the age of VHS was becoming hot jazz fans from the soundtracks of tapes from Grapevine and Videobrary. I would be most grateful if some of you fellows could take a crack at some others: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSqo_wmpw...
by Tommie Hicks
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Mack Sennett comedies in Variétés, 1929?
Replies: 6
Views: 4729

Re: Mack Sennett comedies in Variétés, 1929?

I think the Jimmie Adams film is DR. QUACK (1927). That's the only Adams Christie Paramount film I have nothing on and the costuming matches no images of Adams Christie Paramounts wearing that get-up on the stuff I have access to. Adams does not wear a topper in GOOFY GHOSTS.
by Tommie Hicks
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Mack Sennett comedies in Variétés, 1929?
Replies: 6
Views: 4729

Re: Mack Sennett comedies in Variétés, 1929?

The still on the upper right is Lige Conley, George Gray, and Harry Thaw from BATTLING KANGAROOS (1926) The one on the lower left is Larainne Eddy, Jimmie Adams,and Billy Engle from some Christie Paramount short Circa 1927-1928.
by Tommie Hicks
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Nitwittery: WHEN COMEDY WAS KING
Replies: 31
Views: 24514

Re: Nitrateville Nitwittery: WHEN COMEDY WAS KING

This is a very sad question: Why isn't silent or early talkie comedy more popular than ever? Why doesn't a silent comedy media item sell millions? Mozart still sells millions of units every year, Shakespeare still sells out theaters. Perhaps today's folks have way too many entertainment options. May...
by Tommie Hicks
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE MIDNIGHT CABARET (1923) Semon, Hardy
Replies: 2
Views: 2708

Re: LIGHTNING LOVE (1925) Semon, Hardy

This film is actually THE MIDNIGHT CABARET (1923).