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by Jim Roots
Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Greenbriar Picture Shows: STOP, LOOK, AND LAUGH (1960)
Replies: 8
Views: 3430

Re: Greenbriar Picture Shows: STOP, LOOK, AND LAUGH (1960)

That was a speculative suggestion that perhaps the visual design is turning away people. But when you label it "whining and nitpicking" instead of explaining why you chose this particular design or looking into the possibility of improving it, you're giving a good example of why people are...
by Jim Roots
Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Greenbriar Picture Shows: STOP, LOOK, AND LAUGH (1960)
Replies: 8
Views: 3430

Re: Greenbriar Picture Shows: STOP, LOOK, AND LAUGH (1960)

Has the number of new postings dropped off the cliff since the new look of the site was implemented? Might be a link there. I find it a weird thing visually, quite off-putting. The design of the banner kind of defies logic: half the tabs are listed in a spot three inches diametrically opposite the p...
by Jim Roots
Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: TIME FLIES (1926) Lupino Lane
Replies: 3
Views: 1733

Re: TIME FLIES (1926) Lupino Lane

Erwin Dumbrille had a beautiful print of this film. Back in 1979 I was at Erwin's home when he ran it with Jack, Jules and Sam White in attendance, along with Mabel Langdon and Raymond Rohauer. Jack in particular was thrilled to see it again. Did Rohauer claim copyright and run out the door with it...
by Jim Roots
Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Bits of Life (1921)
Replies: 2
Views: 2326

Re: Bits of Life (1921)

Richard M Roberts wrote:
Jim Roots wrote:Anyone know where I could get a copy of this Lon Chaney film? Even a Youtube viewing would be acceptable.

Jim



Doesn't exist.

RICHARD M ROBERTS


Rats!

Jim
by Jim Roots
Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Bits of Life (1921)
Replies: 2
Views: 2326

Bits of Life (1921)

Anyone know where I could get a copy of this Lon Chaney film? Even a Youtube viewing would be acceptable.

Jim
by Jim Roots
Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: FISH (1916) Bert Williams
Replies: 2
Views: 1270

Re: FISH (1916) Bert Williams

Is your copy more complete? The Youtube version leaves out the key scene: i.e., what happens to the fish after Bert shows it to the white guy for the second time and his own family catches up to him at the same moment. Williams sure liked to take his time in his routines. Harry Langdon must have cro...
by Jim Roots
Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE SCRUB LADY (1917) Marie Dressler
Replies: 2
Views: 1455

Re: THE SCRUB LADY (1917) Marie Dressler

According to the poster, it co-stars Chaplin and Normand. Uh-huh. Although never exactly the loveliest of ladies, Dressler looks far too much like a man in drag in this exerpt. In fact, the chase-inside-the-factory scene shows her looking startlingly like John Cleese in several shots. I liked the sc...
by Jim Roots
Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: THE MASTER PAINTER (1913) Sidney Drew, Rosemary Theby
Replies: 1
Views: 1658

Re: THE MASTER PAINTER (1913) Sidney Drew, Rosemary Theby

That granny wig was a hoot!

Jim
by Jim Roots
Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Three of a Kind
Replies: 3
Views: 1467

Re: Three of a Kind

Yes, that's Billy Franey, thanks for pointing it out. He must have been wearing a rug or a hat in all the other films in which I've seen him, as I don't recall him being that bald before.

Hope Steve Massa stops in to take a look.

Jim