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by Tommie Hicks
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Nitwittery: WHEN COMEDY WAS KING
Replies: 31
Views: 24222

Re: Nitrateville Nitwittery: WHEN COMEDY WAS KING

What has really hurt BD among the old time comedy fans is that the latest BDs of Chaplin and Keaton had a washed-out and a little out of focus look. The older DVDs, while not as resolute as BDs, looked better. IMHO the home medium to watch silent comedy with the best resolution is a 16mm original re...
by Tommie Hicks
Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: BREAKING THE ICE (1925) - Ralph Graves
Replies: 5
Views: 5807

Re: BREAKING THE ICE (1925) - Ralph Graves

Here's Dorothy in 1925 via Shorpy, a great place to waste time.

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by Tommie Hicks
Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: BREAKING THE ICE (1925) - Ralph Graves
Replies: 5
Views: 5807

Re: BREAKING THE ICE (1925) - Ralph Graves

Is this Dorothy Appleby at 12:31 on DON'T TELL DAD? http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/Tommie61/DOTMAY1.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/Tommie61/DOTMAY3.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/Tommie61/DOTMAY2.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/Tommie61/DOTMAY4.jpg
by Tommie Hicks
Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Answer Dept: Actor in THE GARAGE (1920)
Replies: 2
Views: 2892

Re: Nitrateville Answer Dept: Actor in THE GARAGE (1920)

When I first viewed THE GARAGE many moons ago, it was a very dupy standard 8mm print. I thought at the time that it was Buster playing the Dorety role. This is Dorety imitating Jack Cooper which he did often. Dorety also imitated Buster Keaton in TWILIGHT BABY.
by Tommie Hicks
Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Restored WHEN COMEDY WAS KING DVD from Sprocket Vault
Replies: 12
Views: 9971

Re: Restored WHEN COMEDY WAS KING DVD from Sprocket Vault

KWGN in Denver aired Youngson comps fairly regularly in the late 60's and early 70's. I saw FOUR CLOWNS in an actual cinema. A sense of awe and wonder would pervade these viewings like no other thing I saw on television. The orchestrated beginning, the announcers who conveyed genuine love for these ...
by Tommie Hicks
Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Stan's brother Ted
Replies: 13
Views: 11359

Re: Stan's brother Ted

But is that not Sammy Brooks in the jury box also? If it is Sammy, did he work on the east coast?
by Tommie Hicks
Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Stan's brother Ted
Replies: 13
Views: 11359

Re: Stan's brother Ted

Some folks see Bigfoot or Elvis, I see Ted Jefferson. Is he the gaunt fellow in the jury box in Bert Lahr's NO MORE WEST?

https://youtu.be/nwZ986HvY1k
by Tommie Hicks
Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: FLAPPER FEVER (1924) Bobby Dunn
Replies: 1
Views: 2220

Re: FLAPPER FEVER (1924) Bobby Dunn

I wonder why Verbal takes off the music tracks I put on these files. I also wonder why Verbal isn't shut down with phony copyright claims like my channel was done twice. Don't get me wrong, I am delighted Verbal is using my files, anything to keep these films out there, but watching these without pe...
by Tommie Hicks
Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "Rediscovery" of MICKEY'S CIRCUS
Replies: 2
Views: 2583

Re: "Rediscovery" of MICKEY'S CIRCUS

Remember "The Lost Films of Laurel and Hardy" DVD set?
by Tommie Hicks
Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Alice Howell on a railway line...
Replies: 3
Views: 3168

Re: Alice Howell on a railway line...

I haven't an answer yet, but that is Raymond Griffith to the rescue.