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by William Ferry
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: Carl Reiner RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: Carl Reiner RIP

Goodbye Carl, thanks for all the laughs and say hello to Colonel Wilberforce.
by William Ferry
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Virtual Charlie Chaplin Days in Niles This Weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: Virtual Charlie Chaplin Days in Niles This Weekend

A follow-up to the Shoulder Arms screening. It is Dan Kamin's 1960's print of the 1920's re-release by Pathe, not the original 1918 version. May be the closest we ever get to see tho. Heck, I've got a Pathegrams original on that. That is not so special. RICHARD M ROBERTS Two questions: regarding th...
by William Ferry
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: ATLAS FILMS 8MM COLLECTING FOR THE FINANCIALLY IMPAIRED
Replies: 3
Views: 862

Re: ATLAS FILMS 8MM COLLECTING FOR THE FINANCIALLY IMPAIRED

This was fascinating! I spent many an hour in the mid-'70s in the camera department of Two Guys in North Bergen, NJ, perusing the Castle Films and Columbia 50- and 200-foot selections. For years, the prices were $1.99 and $4.99, respectively. Carnival and Atlas were, perhaps, a bit before my time, a...
by William Ferry
Fri May 15, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Essanay Sweedie clip - Wallace Beery, Leo White
Replies: 6
Views: 987

Re: Essanay Sweedie clip - Wallace Beery, Leo White

Thanks, Ed! I really enjoyed his Vitaphone Movie Memories shorts, which are available as part of a Warner Archives set, Vitaphone Cavalcade Of Musical Comedy Shorts. Snarky, yes, but always good to see rare clips.
by William Ferry
Fri May 15, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Essanay Sweedie clip - Wallace Beery, Leo White
Replies: 6
Views: 987

Re: Essanay Sweedie clip - Wallace Beery, Leo White

Is the narrator for this series the same one who did a similar series around the same time for Vitaphone?
by William Ferry
Fri May 15, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: MOLLY AND ME (1929) Joe E. Brown excerpt
Replies: 3
Views: 923

Re: MOLLY AND ME (1929) Joe E. Brown excerpt

Okay William Ferry, we know you're one of our frequent readers and we caught you making your "guess" yesterday over at Nitwitvile answering some nameless ones question as to what this film really was without copping to where you got that info, kinda tacky Ferry. RICHARD M ROBERTS In my de...
by William Ferry
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HOT SPORTS (1929) Monty Collins, Vernon Dent
Replies: 3
Views: 1958

Re: HOT SPORTS (1929) Monty Collins, Vernon Dent

This short is one of my favorites. I still have my old Blackhawk 8mm print, one of the earliest I bought. It's almost a precursor of the '30s Columbia shorts: Monty Collins, Vernon Dent, directed by Jules White, presumably produced by Jack White. Even the gag with the fruit tossed in the singer's mo...
by William Ferry
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Joe Frisco THE HAPPY HOTTENTOTS 1930 with Billy Gilbert
Replies: 2
Views: 1479

Re: Joe Frisco THE HAPPY HOTTENTOTS 1930 with Billy Gilbert

This ranks in my Top 5 of all Vitaphone shorts (along with SHARPS AND FLATS with The Conlins and THE BEAU BRUMMELS with Shaw and Lee).
by William Ferry
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HARRY LANGDON AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES 1929-30
Replies: 28
Views: 9078

Re: HARRY LANGDON AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES 1929-30

Good afternoon, fellow Mafiosi! I was delighted to receive my set yesterday (thank you, UPS). Naturally, I sat right down to watch it, with the commentary track on. This was definitely worth waiting for, and I was delighted to post a five-star review on Amazon today. Thank you to Kit Parker Films, a...
by William Ferry
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: George Jessel and his Russian Art Choir
Replies: 3
Views: 1379

Re: George Jessel and his Russian Art Choir

Leaving us once again to ask the question we ask after seeing Jessel in ANYTHING: "What the hell is he doing there?". RICHARD M ROBERTS I like the observation that Scott Berg made, in THE SPEED OF SOUND, that seeing Jessel answers the question "What would have happened if Jessel made...