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by Matt Barry
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "Billy Whiskers" (1922)
Replies: 3
Views: 1095

Re: "Billy Whiskers" (1922)

Hi Richard,

Thanks for this information. These little films at the end of this tape were a bit of a mystery to me over the years -- good to know more about them.

Best regards,
Matt
by Matt Barry
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "Billy Whiskers" (1922)
Replies: 3
Views: 1095

"Billy Whiskers" (1922)

Does anyone have any info on this series? I came across these shorts on an old VHS tape with some other early films from Video Yesteryear. The notes indicate that they were produced by Hans A. Spanuth and are dated 1922. The video consists of four very short subjects: "The Life of a Fireman,&qu...
by Matt Barry
Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: FORT LEE SILENT FILM STUDIOS FOOTAGE (1935)
Replies: 4
Views: 2177

Re: FORT LEE SILENT FILM STUDIOS FOOTAGE (1935)

Fascinating. Is this the film that Theodore Huff shot in 1935, GHOST TOWN: THE STORY OF FORT LEE? I believe some of the footage was used in BEFORE HOLLYWOOD, THERE WAS FORT LEE.
by Matt Barry
Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Richard M.Roberts Banned from Nitrateville
Replies: 118
Views: 50316

Re: Richard M.Roberts Banned from Nitrateville

The pizza parlors came a little too late to use as an arguement against Agee, but during the nostalgia boom of the late 60's-early 70's they were indeed a major place to see silent comedy. I had a Straw Hat, a Shakey's, and a Village Inn Pizza Parlor within bike-riding distance from my home then an...
by Matt Barry
Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: New Buster Keaton talkie book from Bear Manor in 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 4957

Re: New Buster Keaton talkie book from Bear Manor in 2015

Excellent news -- I've enjoyed both authors' previous books immensely.
by Matt Barry
Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: What Happened to Kalton C. Lahue
Replies: 12
Views: 4810

Re: What Happened to Kalton C. Lahue

Thanks for this information, Richard. I always wondered what had happened to Lahue. As a kid, I would scour the shelves at the public library for anything I could find on silent film and silent comedy, and his book "Cops and Custards" was one of my favorite - informative, well-written and ...
by Matt Barry
Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Boys and The Beau Hunks band
Replies: 3
Views: 1814

Re: The Boys and The Beau Hunks band

I own the OUR RELATIONS CD and enjoy it quite a bit. There are a lot of fun incidental compositions on that soundtrack, and it's one of my favorite scores (especially the main credits cue, "We're Just a Happy Family") to any of their films aside from WAY OUT WEST. Plus there are extensive ...
by Matt Barry
Tue May 28, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: OLD TIME RADIO
Topic: Orson Welles on SUSPENSE
Replies: 1
Views: 4576

Re: Orson Welles on SUSPENSE

Noticed this when, after reading Sidomak's Donovan's Brain and watching Freddie Francis' adaption, I wanted to listen to Welles' -- all Suspense appearances by Orson Welles conveniently collected in one zip file at the Internet Archive: http://archive.org/details/OrsonWellesOnSuspense . Uli Thanks ...
by Matt Barry
Sat May 25, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: JOUR DE FETE - new restoration
Replies: 9
Views: 4641

Re: JOUR DE FETE - new restoration

Sure? Usually it is the 1964 re-release version, with added framing story and selected color effects, that is seen (most recently, and finally, on a BFI BluRay in the English version), but more and more this has been replaced by the 1995 Thomsoncolor restoration. The only opportunity where I saw th...
by Matt Barry
Fri May 24, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Show Girl in Hollywood (1930)
Replies: 2
Views: 1830

Re: Show Girl in Hollywood (1930)

I've never understood Alice White's appeal among film heathens. Watching her clump around on screen is less than beguiling. She could be upstaged on film by a hat rack. In this film, at least, she seemed to lack the range for the more dramatic moments, such as her star tantrum after the studio chie...