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by David Denton
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Walter Hiers at Biograph
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Walter Hiers at Biograph

According to an interview in 1919, Walter Hiers said his first appearance was as a bell-hop in SAVED FROM HIMSELF (Biograph 1911 directed by you-know-who) with Mabel Normand. It is not listed in his filmography, nor in the credits of "DW Griffith and the Biograph Company". I just watched i...
by David Denton
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Jack Benny and Mel Blanc on the Tonight Show 1974
Replies: 0
Views: 742

Jack Benny and Mel Blanc on the Tonight Show 1974

Jack comes on around the 18 minute mark and Mel joins him around the 40 minute mark for about 10 minutes. Funny and heart-warming.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pw7rIQrO5II&t=4107s
by David Denton
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Fire, Monkey, Flypaper and Baby Peggy 1921
Replies: 0
Views: 908

Fire, Monkey, Flypaper and Baby Peggy 1921

And Charles Dorety channeling Buster Keaton in Third Class Male (Century Comedies 1921 directed by William Watson)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRm_vC9mu-c
by David Denton
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Jack Benny bio
Replies: 0
Views: 2093

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: 1071

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: 2501

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: 2511

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: 2540

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: 2426

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