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by Robert Moulton
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: What is that thing in How to Make Movies?
Replies: 2
Views: 450

What is that thing in How to Make Movies?

Watching How to Make Movies recently I noticed in the background some sort of contraption with what look like two large white sheets on it. Does anyone know what its function is? My guess it something to assist with lighting. <I've asked this question in other forums but no one seems to know> https:...
by Robert Moulton
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Coming in November..........
Replies: 6
Views: 3296

Re: Coming in November..........

Thank you!

This is great stuff, I can hardly believe that after reading/wondering about this stuff for 40+ years, not only do I get a chance to see it, but can also own it.
by Robert Moulton
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: SCM Downloads
Topic: Here's the BECOMING CHARLEY CHASE booklet
Replies: 9
Views: 22383

Re: Here's the BECOMING CHARLEY CHASE booklet

Jeez, it's not even ten years and the link for the booklet no longer works!

Is it possible for someone to repost a working link or send me a copy?
by Robert Moulton
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: LISTEN LENA (1927) Al St. John, Clem Beauchamp
Replies: 1
Views: 2431

Re: LISTEN LENA (1927) Al St. John, Clem Beauchamp

I thought the consensus was that it was Roscoe Arbuckle playing the role of the man with obscured face. It seems to make sense given that this is a recycling of a joke from a Comique (if I recall correctly).

Or is this no longer thought to be Roscoe?
by Robert Moulton
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: Brother Theodore/Jerry Lewis/Merv Griffin (1966)
Replies: 6
Views: 5515

Re: Brother Theodore/Jerry Lewis/Merv Griffin (1966)

Once Brother Theodore's Lps from the 1960s started showing up on YouTube it became clearer to me than ever that he was a masterful performer: Some of those rants he appeared to do spontaneously on Letterman actually can be heard word for word on the LPs. I always figured he was performing but never ...
by Robert Moulton
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Reconstructed version of Chaplin's THE PROFESSOR
Replies: 3
Views: 2939

Re: Reconstructed version of Chaplin's THE PROFESSOR

The most interesting part is that we always assumed that Prof. Bosco was meant to be a completely different character. Now we know it's an older Charlie beaten down by poverty. Kind of chilling. I agree that's how the footage is used in the compiled film, but isn't it still a mystery as to why this...
by Robert Moulton
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Is Spencer Bell G. Howe Black?
Replies: 9
Views: 5509

Re: Is Spencer Bell G. Howe Black?

Well there's no mention of Mchenry in the Barnes book, but there is a picture of Sidney Rink. I attached the image on the off chance someone recognizes him as an unidentified film performer. And this link to the Feb 23, 1930 Film Daily indicates that Mchenry appeared in a sound short: The Big Jewel ...
by Robert Moulton
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Is Spencer Bell G. Howe Black?
Replies: 9
Views: 5509

Re: Is Spencer Bell G. Howe Black?

I have Barnes' autobiography packed away somewhere, I'll see if it has any info on Mchenry. The earliest I see him with Barnes is 1917. There are ads in Billboard in 1920 trying to get Mchenry to rehire with Sidney Rink as a 'mule rider'. Rink was an animal trainer for Barnes at various times and de...
by Robert Moulton
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Is Spencer Bell G. Howe Black?
Replies: 9
Views: 5509

Re: Is Spencer Bell G. Howe Black?

Is this the Curtis McHenry you're looking for? I don't know him well enough for a visual id. I thought this could be a contender as he's in Los Angeles, and seems to be doing non cinema work at this period (1929). The person in this image also seems to be the Curtiss McHenry who was a comedian with ...
by Robert Moulton
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Yes Virginia, there's gonna be a Charley Chase Roach Talkie set
Replies: 14
Views: 13522

Re: Yes Virginia, there's gonna be a Charley Chase Roach Talkie set

A fantastic announcement! I've been hoping for this for years, thanks for making it happen.