Ben Turpin - Step Forward (1922)

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DaveGlass
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Ben Turpin - Step Forward (1922)

Postby DaveGlass » Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:47 pm

No sorry, it's not the whole thing!
Just some tantalisingly short clips.
According to Brent's book, it survives at UCLA (in whole or in part?).
Anyone here seen what they've got?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZR2ypsw-GKM

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Re: Ben Turpin - Step Forward (1922)

Postby Richard M Roberts » Sat Apr 26, 2014 2:21 pm

DaveGlass wrote:No sorry, it's not the whole thing!
Just some tantalisingly short clips.
According to Brent's book, it survives at UCLA (in whole or in part?).
Anyone here seen what they've got?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZR2ypsw-GKM



I have a complete 8mm print of this short. We did look at the UCLA print years ago, but I do not recall whether it was complete, however, if it was, we would have most likely run it at Slapsticon.


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Re: Ben Turpin - Step Forward (1922)

Postby DaveGlass » Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:25 am

Gosh Mr Roberts, you have everything!

This looks like a really great Sennett too, so hopefully we'll all get to see it one day.
(maybe at the '8mm Slapsticon' event held next year in your garage...)

Whilst we're talking of rare Turpins, I've nearly finished the reconstruction of SHE SIGHED BY THE SEASIDE.
Now don't tell me you have that on 8mm too!

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Re: Ben Turpin - Step Forward (1922)

Postby Richard M Roberts » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:17 pm

Gosh Mr Roberts, you have everything!


Then why is there still so much to buy?


This looks like a really great Sennett too, so hopefully we'll all get to see it one day.
(maybe at the '8mm Slapsticon' event held next year in your garage...)


It is a very good Sennett/First National, and it;s nice to see Heinie Conklin in a late return to the Fun Factory.

You know, we always wanted to so a small guage show at Slapsticon, but we could never find a place where we could do it. We looked into getting rooms at the various hotels we used to put rogether a screening room where the throw would be amenable, but it never worked out.

And it is true, just as so much silent comedy only exists in 16mm, there's also a lot of silent comedy that only exists in other guages like 8mm and 9.5mm.



Whilst we're talking of rare Turpins, I've nearly finished the reconstruction of SHE SIGHED BY THE SEASIDE.
Now don't tell me you have that on 8mm too!


Nope. I'm looking forward to you putting that one up on line.

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Re: Ben Turpin - Step Forward (1922)

Postby Steve Rydzewski » Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:34 pm

Hello Dave and Richard!

Dave, thanks for the link to that Turpin short, "Step Forward." Have to say the print looks great and I wish there was more, it's a rarer title.

Years ago Bill Sprague put the short on VHS which print I believe came from Richard's collection. More recently I was able to pick up a near complete copy in 8mm, but the better news is I think this title will be included in Paul Gierucki's Sennett Collection.


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Re: Ben Turpin - Step Forward (1922)

Postby Steve Rydzewski » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:28 pm

And oh yeah, can't wait to see your reconstruction of "She Sighed by the Seaside," Dave. That's an even rarer title!


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