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by William Ferry
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Annual Merry Mafiosi Christmas Greeting
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: The Annual Merry Mafiosi Christmas Greeting

Thank you, Richard, and a Merry Christmas to you and yours, and all our fellow Mafioso (Mafiosi?) And in the spirit of holiday festivities: "I drank all night, and I didn't stagger...I couldn't even move." George Burns: Bill, I hear you're not drinking any more? WC Fields: Yes, that's true...
by William Ferry
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: A Christmas Gift for SCM Members
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: A Christmas Gift for SCM Members

Well, this is all kinds of wonderful...

Rob thanks so much for sharing this, and a Merry Christmas to you!
by William Ferry
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Yes Virginia, there's gonna be a Charley Chase Roach Talkie set
Replies: 14
Views: 3209

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

Richard, I don't care if you release it on Edison wax cylinders, with paper doll cutouts...I'm in for the whole shebang. Having missed out on the Super 8 sound versions from the old Blackhawk catalogue, I'm delighted to get them any way I can! I encourage everyone to exhibit 1.) patience and 2.) loy...
by William Ferry
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE GOOFY AGE (1924) Glenn Tryon
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: THE GOOFY AGE (1924) Glenn Tryon

Quick question - I was watching a few 9.5mm films online (links from this site) - did 9.5mm film have one sprocket hole in the middle?
by William Ferry
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Nitwittery: Silent Film Star not Credited in Superman Episode
Replies: 3
Views: 1417

Re: Nitrateville Nitwittery: Silent Film Star not Credited in Superman Episode

I didn't see a resemblance at all - he looked more like George Voscovec than Monte Blue, and I knew it wasn't him, either!
by William Ferry
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: WEISS-O-RAMA on sale through Amazon from Sprocket Vault
Replies: 9
Views: 1854

Re: WEISS-O-RAMA on sale through Amazon from Sprocket Vault

My advice is, don't hesitate to grab this set. The Turpin comedies are the highlight (if my son is any judge, and he is). I was glad to catch the Pollard-Loback entries and the Hairbreadth Harry romps; they best represent the absurdity to which silent comedy could aspire. An added bonus is the overa...
by William Ferry
Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: Richard Schickel
Replies: 8
Views: 1807

Re: Richard Schickel

"Five most divisive" perhaps, but he's waaayyyyyy down the list for me in terms of any real importance. There are even some Citadel Press "The Films of..." authors that I'd rank above Schickel. Hats off to him for THE MEN WHO MADE THE MOVIES, to give credit where credit is due (d...
by William Ferry
Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: Richard Schickel
Replies: 8
Views: 1807

Re: Richard Schickel

Anxiously awaiting the turning of the worm, i.e. a biography of Richard Shickel's life and work by a film fan/historian who ultimately doesn't like him.
by William Ferry
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: THE ART OF SELLING MOVIES BY John McElwee now on Amazon
Replies: 1
Views: 1105

Re: THE ART OF SELLING MOVIES BY John McElwee now on Amazon

Ooh! Thanks for the tip! I got SHOWMEN, SELL IT HOT for Christmas a few years ago. I was so impressed, I let John McElwee know that I'd wished I'd had more time when I started reading it, because I would have finished it in one sitting. I'm looking forward to getting THE ART OF SELLING MOVIES - it's...
by William Ferry
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Nitwittery: WHEN COMEDY WAS KING
Replies: 30
Views: 6039

Re: Nitrateville Nitwittery: WHEN COMEDY WAS KING

Well, on a positive note, I got my copy of the restored WHEN COMEDY WAS KING this weekend. And I'm happy to say it lived up to my expectations. Wonderful job, and it's not hyperbole to say the film has never looked better on a home release. Then again, I never owned the two-reel cut-down Americom 8m...

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