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by Ed Watz
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Buster Keaton's Kennel on the MGM lot
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: Buster Keaton's Kennel on the MGM lot

Very nice John. One question though, in those 1930 aerial shots, can we see the offices across the street from MGM where Keaton first housed himself and his production staff when he made THE CAMERAMAN for MGM? Maybe this information from my forthcoming Keaton book can help John locate Buster's firs...
by Ed Watz
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: SMILEAGE GUARANTEED HAL ROACH BOOK ON SALE NOW!
Replies: 50
Views: 20594

Re: SMILEAGE GUARANTEED HAL ROACH BOOK ON SALE NOW!

Here's another one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0989301907/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_used_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=used&qid=1435690184&sr=1-1 Bit pricey there, lets see if it moves. RICHARD M ROBERTS A tad on the steep side perhaps, but it's still a bargain. Fantastic book,...
by Ed Watz
Sat May 26, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Slapsticon notes: SEE AMERICA THIRST (1930)
Replies: 1
Views: 866

Re: Slapsticon notes: SEE AMERICA THIRST (1930)

Spot-on, Richard, and thanks for another excellent analysis. The mention of SEE AMERICA THIRST always conjures up bitter memories for me, and not just because of the film's overall quality, or lack thereof. I owned a 16mm print, and during the time I worked for Rohauer, I let him make a reversal for...
by Ed Watz
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: That's That! Online from UCLA
Replies: 1
Views: 1530

Re: That's That! Online from UCLA

Having been told THAT'S THAT was comprised of takes from THE LAUREL-HARDY MURDER CASE and WAY OUT WEST, I was surprised at how many bits and pieces were included from other L&H films, including BEAU HUNKS, LAUGHING GRAVY, OUR WIFE, COUNTY HOSPITAL, DIRTY WORK, BONNIE SCOTLAND, etc. A frustrating...
by Ed Watz
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE ROUND-UP starring Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle
Replies: 16
Views: 5179

Re: THE ROUND-UP starring Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle

I'm very much looking forward to CineMuseum's THE ROUND-UP restoration, congratulations to Paul and everyone involved! It's interesting that Irving Cummings has a featured role in both THE ROUND-UP and Buster Keaton's starring feature debut THE SAPHEAD that same year. As a director Cummings later he...
by Ed Watz
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: New Buster Keaton talkie book from Bear Manor in 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 5164

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

Sorry for the delay in responding - and sorrier for the delay in this book appearing! But I'm glad to report that the book will finally be out in 2018. In keeping a promise to Eleanor, I've done my best to illustrate the book with photos that have not been plastered all over the internet (or at leas...
by Ed Watz
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: MACK SENNETT COLLECTION VOLUME ONE on sale at Amazon
Replies: 4
Views: 1730

Re: MACK SENNETT COLLECTION VOLUME ONE on sale at Amazon

Thanks, Richard, I shared your message on FaceBook as well. This might be the last good chance to find this collection anywhere. I imagine that when the supply is exhausted and Sennett Volume Two arrives we'll still have people asking, "How can I get Volume One?" (Just like some folks who ...
by Ed Watz
Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: KING OF THE CIRCUS (Der Zirkuskoenig) Max Linder
Replies: 3
Views: 1672

Re: KING OF THE CIRCUS (Der Zirkuskoenig) Max Linder

Now if someone would only post The Little Cafe (1919). Enrique Bouchard used to sell THE LITTLE CAFE in 16mm. A friend of mine bought a print but he told me that the image was so dark that you had to exert yourself just to try and follow the action. Incidentally, the sound remake of THE LITTLE CAFE...
by Ed Watz
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: KING OF THE CIRCUS (Der Zirkuskoenig) Max Linder
Replies: 3
Views: 1672

Re: KING OF THE CIRCUS (Der Zirkuskoenig) Max Linder

Thanks so much, Richard - this is surely a Holy Grail for Max Linder fans, and as his final film it's nothing to be ashamed of. After the fascinating but bizarre AU SECOURS!, it's good to see Max characteristically again as a playboy, escaping from Papa for a night on the town. His breezy style and ...
by Ed Watz
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Buster Keaton interviewed in costume for FORUM - 1965
Replies: 2
Views: 1165

Re: Buster Keaton interviewed in costume for FORUM - 1965

When it comes to ending an interview, Buster was a real pro - and why not? He'd been dealing with the press since he was a child. Yes, indeed - Buster "directs" the Spanish-speaking interviewer in much the same way that he directed the clowns at the Circus Medrano, or the railroad track w...