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by Darren Nemeth
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Silent film or Vaudeville Comedians? Please ID this photo.
Replies: 2
Views: 863

Silent film or Vaudeville Comedians? Please ID this photo.

I have this cabinet card that dates probably from the 1890s to 1910s. Is this of two friends goofing in front of the camera or are the early film or vaudeville comedians that I dont know about? The mount is from a photographer in Battle Creek, MI. https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/r90/29...
by Darren Nemeth
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Moving Picture Ball (1920) sheet music uploaded to archive.org
Replies: 0
Views: 667

The Moving Picture Ball (1920) sheet music uploaded to archive.org

I just scanned and uploaded the complete music sheet for "The Moving Picture Ball" copyrighted in 1920. https://archive.org/details/moving_picture_ball The scant scans I found on the internet are missing the last page which is an advertisement. And here you have it in color and downloadabl...
by Darren Nemeth
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: What did comeidans use to whiten up their face?
Replies: 2
Views: 2039

What did comeidans use to whiten up their face?

What stage makeup did actors and comedians use in movies to whiten up their face in the 1900s-1910s?
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by Darren Nemeth
Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Ben Turpin's Unpublished Autobio Manuscript for Auction
Replies: 5
Views: 2160

Re: Ben Turpin's Unpublished Autobio Manuscript for Auction

I think if it was even Valentino they may have a tough sell at what they were asking plus all the BS add on expenses.

Too bad. It would be great if someone could get a hold of it and publish. :(
by Darren Nemeth
Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Ben Turpin's Unpublished Autobio Manuscript for Auction
Replies: 5
Views: 2160

Re: Ben Turpin's Unpublished Autobio Manuscript for Auction

OMG. They want HOW MUCH for it??

:p
by Darren Nemeth
Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Please ID this Buster Brown child actress.
Replies: 1
Views: 1045

Please ID this Buster Brown child actress.

Sadly I just lost this eBay auction. Photo shows Arthur Trimble dressed as Buster Brown with"STRONGMAN JOE BONOMO."

Out of curiosity who is the child actress that is with them?

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by Darren Nemeth
Sun May 15, 2016 5:13 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Charlie Chaplin's Story (1915) ... Caryl Frink (1916)
Replies: 2
Views: 1450

Re: Charlie Chaplin's Story (1915) ... Caryl Frink (1916)

New issue of what publication?

I am interested.
by Darren Nemeth
Sun May 01, 2016 2:30 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Cinevent Notes: THE TOMBOY (1924) Dorothy Devore
Replies: 3
Views: 1362

Re: Cinevent Notes: THE TOMBOY (1924) Dorothy Devore

Thanks for the great history and notes on this film.

I actually have a fully tinted nitrate print of this in my freezer.

Do you know what studio was shown in that dream sequence? The one pictured as she was flying over it?
by Darren Nemeth
Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Early Chaplin film still question.
Replies: 3
Views: 1297

Early Chaplin film still question.

I'm working on a book about motion picture cameras and need info on this famous photo. What film is this from? Also are there other photos of him with similar cameras from the era? https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/1936397_10154589392087388_2614108003738341454_n.jpg?oh=0c7a9689ccf1...
by Darren Nemeth
Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:51 am
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: New early cinema book with loads of pre Hollywood comedy.
Replies: 0
Views: 2591

New early cinema book with loads of pre Hollywood comedy.

I just published a book that a few here may be interested in. It is a deluxe reprinting of a 1907 cinema catalog. 438 pages and full of illustrations. Lots of early comedy is in it. See them from the perspective of a potential exhibitor. It is self published and sold through ebay. You will not be di...