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by Paul F Etcheverry
Sun May 01, 2011 2:29 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Monty Banks in A BELL FOR ADANO (1945)
Replies: 20
Views: 11465

Re: Monty Banks in A BELL FOR ADANO (1945)

RE: Monty Banks. . . I recall seeing a Monty Banks-directed one reeler titled The Musical Beauty Shop , one of those entertainingly odd novelty shorts that were plentiful in the early talkie era, quite some time ago. Kit Parker used to rent it out way back when. RE: Lupino Lane http://youtu.be/FtoyL...
by Paul F Etcheverry
Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:15 am
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: Al Christie Comedies
Replies: 6
Views: 11774

Re: Al Christie Comedies

I'll admit both that there could be many great comedies from (what survives of) the 1920's Christie Studio output that have eluded me thus far and that Christie comedies I have seen could have had footage cut for television broadcast - none of the 16mm prints I viewed were even close to an 800 foot/...
by Paul F Etcheverry
Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: Al Christie Comedies
Replies: 6
Views: 11774

Re: Al Christie Comedies

Thanks, Richard! Haven't seen any Christie studio films at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, but the Broncho Billy Film Fest at Niles has run some Universal productions of his. An HFE print of a 1923 Bobby Vernon comedy, with original "stick figure" titles, was shown at Niles earlier...
by Paul F Etcheverry
Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:28 am
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: Al Christie Comedies
Replies: 6
Views: 11774

Al Christie Comedies

Way back in the 1980's and early 1990's, when I had an ongoing assignment of reviewing 16mm footage no one else had the time, inclination, interest, patience or derangement to see, I screened numerous Christie Studio comedies, almost all circa 1925-1928, most starring Bobby Vernon, Billy Dooley, Jim...
by Paul F Etcheverry
Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: John Blystone and Seven Chances
Replies: 7
Views: 3638

Re: John Blystone and Seven Chances

Blystone gets screen credit for Our Hospitality, but not for Seven Chances. Anyone seen Keaton Studio records to confirm who directed what? Unfortunately, John Blystone (like too many prolific silent comedy veterans) died young, in 1938; he helmed many Alice Howell comedies and no doubt had some gre...
by Paul F Etcheverry
Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Fremont, CA: SOUL OF THE BEAST (1923), HOPPING BELLS (1920),
Replies: 8
Views: 8304

Re: Fremont, CA: SOUL OF THE BEAST (1923), HOPPING BELLS (1920),

Dent and Finlayson are together in the following Clark & McCullough short: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OQB7nk9gdI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hiQSTDwjak While Vernon Dent proves a superior customary sultan of scorn here, Jimmie Finlayson's skirt-chasing police commissioner is hilarious.
by Paul F Etcheverry
Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Fremont, CA: SOUL OF THE BEAST (1923), HOPPING BELLS (1920),
Replies: 8
Views: 8304

Re: Fremont, CA: SOUL OF THE BEAST (1923), HOPPING BELLS (1920),

Reiterating Bruce's posting (and preachin' to the choir): Vernon Dent, best known as the "sultan of scorn" in more Three Stooges comedies than a sober mathematician can count, gets a long overdue evening in the spotlight tonight. Author Bill Cassara, whose book on Edgar Kennedy was quite a...
by Paul F Etcheverry
Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:28 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: French Comedians at Pordenone
Replies: 2
Views: 2049

Re: French Comedians at Pordenone

Wow - this sounds like a fantastic screening.

I loved the two Max Linder Essanay comedies that were shown at the Niles Broncho Billy Festival a few years back. They were Monty Python-esque in their blend of sheer mayhem with dry humor.
by Paul F Etcheverry
Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: El Brendel Died Too Soon
Replies: 7
Views: 4439

Re: El Brendel Died Too Soon

Thanks for the tip! Now, if I can only find Lillian Roth singing "Little Alimony Sal" in Story Conference , another stellar 1934 Vitaphone musical comedy short, on DVD. I've read about that Cole Porter biopic: alas, written without Algonquin Round Table support (don't know what Dorothy Par...
by Paul F Etcheverry
Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: El Brendel Died Too Soon
Replies: 7
Views: 4439

Re: El Brendel Died Too Soon

An El Brendel opus I'd like to see: the Vitaphone 3-strip Tech musical short What, No Men! with Wini "Lullaby Of Broadway" Shaw http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0025977/