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by David Denton
Thu May 27, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Chaplin impersonators
Replies: 11
Views: 11346

Re: Chaplin impersonators

here's a photo of "Charles Alpin". I suspect it is Charles Aplin; from the J.Willis Sayre Collection of Theatrival Photographs, University of Washington.
https://digitalcollections.lib.washingt ... 318/rec/99
by David Denton
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: AN ARTIST'S DREAM ( Pathe 1913)
Replies: 1
Views: 1531

AN ARTIST'S DREAM ( Pathe 1913)

A mix of live action and animation by John Randolph Bray with Charles Arling and I believe Leo White and Gwendolyn Pates.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avflcZn7A5o
by David Denton
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Walter Hiers at Biograph
Replies: 1
Views: 1587

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: 2462

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: 2242

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: 3550

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: 2241

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: 4105

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: 3567

Patsy Kelly THE GRAND DAME 1931

Patsy Kelly in possibly her first film:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfAqC-WXuwE&t=338s