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by Ed Watz
Thu Nov 10, 2022 10:02 am
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Tod Brownings Dracula - new book.
Replies: 21
Views: 41825

Re: Tod Brownings Dracula - new book.

By coincidence I was just rereading this thread, and out of curiosity checked eBay; this may no longer be relevant, but here's a copy of the October 1953 FILMS IN REVIEW on eBay right now:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/115572532832

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by Ed Watz
Tue Nov 01, 2022 7:00 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE FABLE OF THE PREVAILING CRAZE (1914) Wallace Beery, Charlotte Mineau
Replies: 0
Views: 600

THE FABLE OF THE PREVAILING CRAZE (1914) Wallace Beery, Charlotte Mineau

One of Essanay's entries from the "George Ade Fables" series, starring Wallace Beery and Charlotte Mineau. Towards the end Beery shows off his skill as a racing car driver, tearing up the roads in his Stutz Bearcat:

https://youtu.be/IpS3XGVSd6s
by Ed Watz
Mon Oct 17, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH THE TALKIES: VOLUME FOUR 1929 now available
Replies: 15
Views: 6106

Re: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH THE TALKIES: VOLUME FOUR 1929 now available

Rob and Dennis, I agree with you both wholeheartedly - this is an essential set for all comedy fans and anyone who has an interest in the early sound era. (Glad you liked the little video I cobbled together, Dennis - muchas gracias.) I just noticed that Amazon hasn't put up any reviews yet. I sent m...
by Ed Watz
Sat Oct 15, 2022 10:00 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH THE TALKIES: VOLUME FOUR 1929 now available
Replies: 15
Views: 6106

Re: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH THE TALKIES: VOLUME FOUR 1929 now available

Charley arrived.jpeg Yesterday afternoon I was doing Garden Gnome Cleanup for the Fall season when our friendly international delivery man brought me 2 packages containing Volume Four of The Charley Chase Talkies, 1929. This wasn't supposed to arrive until October 20th! As soon as I finished my cho...
by Ed Watz
Tue Oct 11, 2022 3:21 am
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: David Wyatt RIP
Replies: 3
Views: 1103

Re: David Wyatt RIP

I am so sorry to hear this. Condolences to David's family, friends, and to Dave Glass. We are all that much poorer today.
by Ed Watz
Mon Oct 10, 2022 10:52 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH THE TALKIES: VOLUME FOUR 1929 now available
Replies: 15
Views: 6106

Re: Coming in October..........

Wow! These are films that somebody like me has really looked forward to seeing . I ordered the set from Deep discount. They are a little cheaper than amazon, but they don't guarantee the 2-day shipping. That's fine for me. Saving a little money just gives me more money in my pocket to spend on more...
by Ed Watz
Sun Oct 09, 2022 8:51 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Will Hays Meets Shemp Howard
Replies: 0
Views: 644

Will Hays Meets Shemp Howard

Czar of the Movies Will H. Hays briefly tangles with Shemp Howard in this nontheatrical short, filmed by Universal exclusively for the Indiana Society of Chicago. Featuring Irene Dunne, who sings "On The Banks of the Wabash," with Shemp providing a slam-bang warmup in the first minute. Not...
by Ed Watz
Wed Oct 05, 2022 11:51 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "The Human Ape, Darwin's Triumph" (1910)
Replies: 0
Views: 846

"The Human Ape, Darwin's Triumph" (1910)

A Nordisk Films Danish short: "A man and a chimpanzee are seated at the same table – both wearing suits. The chimp lights the man’s cigarette, pours wine for them both, and they proceed to play cards before it is time for the chimp to turn in for the night." Don't know if the simian featur...
by Ed Watz
Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:25 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH THE TALKIES: VOLUME FOUR 1929 now available
Replies: 15
Views: 6106

Re: Coming in October..........

The Amazon page is up for pre-orders: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B42XYWJL/ RICHARD M ROBERTS Here's a snippet view of an email from Amazon I received this morning -- it won't be long now: Charley Chase 1929 Talkies DVD (1).jpg Thank you Richard, and thank you Kit Parker! Well, I'm stoked - and due...
by Ed Watz
Mon Sep 19, 2022 9:46 am
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: "Buster Keaton: A Filmmaker's Life" by James Curtis
Replies: 11
Views: 7531

Re: "Buster Keaton: A Filmmaker's Life" by James Curtis

The rave reviews for James Curtis' magnificent book keep on coming: Master of the silver screen Definitive biography of Buster Keaton a comprehensive, riveting account Reviewed by Barry Craig Winnipeg Free Press, September 3, 2022 He had all the ingredients of an old-timer waiting for his pension —...