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by William Ferry
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Answer Dept: Need Help Identifying Guiarist
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Re: Nitrateville Answer Dept: Need Help Identifying Guiarist

Oddly enough, no relation to Freddy Morgan, who also played banjo for Spike Jones. Glug!
by William Ferry
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Here's a really stupid article about silent films
Replies: 1
Views: 440

Re: Here's a really stupid article about silent films

Wow...just, wow. This is maddeningly contradictory and ill-informed all at once. Where do I begin? I don't argue that every missing film is a lost classic. There's a lot of extant junk out there. Also, the standards of box office and, God help us, AMPAS awards recognition, are hardly indicative of q...
by William Ferry
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Murnau, Borzage and Fox Box Set
Replies: 1
Views: 2780

Re: Murnau, Borzage and Fox Box Set

This is not an offering, which can be made by prospectus only. Your mileage may vary. but certainly a safer investment than Beanie Babies.
by William Ferry
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Annual Merry Mafiosi Christmas Greeting
Replies: 2
Views: 852

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: 888

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: 6493

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: 909

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: 2379

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: 2785

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: 3133

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...