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by David Denton
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Jack Benny bio
Replies: 0
Views: 405

Jack Benny bio

Here's an endearing 1992 bio "Jack Benny Comedy in Bloom", narrated by Tom Smothers. The talking heads all worked with him and the affection they felt for him feels very genuine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b51SKLTZNY
by David Denton
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: unidentified 20's comedy snippet
Replies: 1
Views: 428

unidentified 20's comedy snippet

I was asked about this one, but out of my depth. Perhaps Al Alt?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K3mNNhPGKc
by David Denton
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: early James Stewart 1936 short
Replies: 0
Views: 679

early James Stewart 1936 short

IMPORTANT NEWS (MGM 1936) with Chic Sale, James Stewart and everybody's favorite, Billy Dooley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTLkU9CKvKY
by David Denton
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Patsy Kelly THE GRAND DAME 1931
Replies: 0
Views: 1776

Patsy Kelly THE GRAND DAME 1931

Patsy Kelly in possibly her first film:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfAqC-WXuwE&t=338s
by David Denton
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Jay C. Flippen 1928 Vitaphone
Replies: 0
Views: 1849

Jay C. Flippen 1928 Vitaphone

Jay C. Flippen is mostly remembered as a stellar character actor from the late 1940's through 1970, but he was in vaudeville from the early 1920's and had a unique style. Here is THE HAM WHAT AM, a Vitaphone Variety from 1928:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I68kv3UNWuM
by David Denton
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Van Beuren cartoon Amos & Andy in RASSLIN' MATCH 1934
Replies: 0
Views: 1837

Van Beuren cartoon Amos & Andy in RASSLIN' MATCH 1934

A product of it's time, apparently Freeman & Gosden do the voices here as well

https://archive.org/details/amosnandyrasslingmatch
by David Denton
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: legendary vaudevillian Joe Cook 1925
Replies: 1
Views: 1188

legendary vaudevillian Joe Cook 1925

An Educational Kinogram from 1925. Included here as his filmed output otherwise was during the sound era.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRPPZcDnkmk
by David Denton
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: George Jessel and his Russian Art Choir
Replies: 3
Views: 1363

George Jessel and his Russian Art Choir

A Vitaphone Variety from 1931

https://archive.org/details/GeorgeJesse ... anArtChoir

you can thank me later.
by David Denton
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: 2 short 'films' of Dan Leno
Replies: 0
Views: 1025

2 short 'films' of Dan Leno

The first, AN OBSTINATE CORK (1902), from a flip-book, has been around for a while https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5eOtrOXqCE The second, DESSERT AT DAN LENO'S HOUSE (also 1902) starts about 3 minutes into the mini-doc from the Dan Leno Project https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwX0mHfcib4 as a bonus...