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by Rob Farr
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: Chester Conklin on TO TELL THE TRUTH (1957)
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Chester Conklin on TO TELL THE TRUTH (1957)

So they just pick random New Yorkers to play the fakes? I would’ve thought they’d use actors.
by Rob Farr
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday
Replies: 20
Views: 8971

Re: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday

I, for one, am grateful that I can toss all those Chase shorts on VHS and DVD-R that I’ve gathered piecemeal at cons and odd airings on TCM. Still keeping my16mm Blackhawks, thank you.
by Rob Farr
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Unidentified Rooftop Barnyard Comedy Clip
Replies: 3
Views: 1461

Unidentified Rooftop Barnyard Comedy Clip

This is courtesy of Bradley Reeves’ Appalachian Media Archive Vimeo site: https://vimeo.com/337519777

The long shots and style of thrill comedy suggest Larry Semon, but when we get a medium shot of the farmer it looks like William S. Hart’s slapstick twin. Any ideas?
by Rob Farr
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Super Secret Discount Code for Mack Sennett Vol. 1
Replies: 1
Views: 2370

Super Secret Discount Code for Mack Sennett Vol. 1

You can't keep a secret from the mafia! From the Flicker Alley Website SECRET DISCOUNT CODE THE MACK SENNETT COLLECTION, VOL. ONE SECRET DISCOUNT CODE FOR JULY IS: JULY19 The Keystone Film Company, under the guidance of pioneering producer and director Mack Sennett, was the birthplace of classic Ame...
by Rob Farr
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: Buster Keaton: Pie-Throwing with The Keystone Cops
Replies: 3
Views: 1936

Re: Buster Keaton: Pie-Throwing with The Keystone Cops

I may be gullible, but that couldn't possibly be William S. Paley could it?
by Rob Farr
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Classicflix Problems
Replies: 1
Views: 1568

Re: Classicflix Problems

I don't know any particulars about ClassicFlix, but I would imagine that a business of renting classic movies on DVD by mail to a dwindling number of subscribers would have to be a very hard model to sustain. The lag you experienced was probably due to their having to use Media Mail to keep overhead...
by Rob Farr
Fri May 31, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Ten Years of Silent Comedy Mafia.com
Replies: 8
Views: 4126

Re: Ten Years of Silent Comedy Mafia.com

Contrats to all for a job well done. Let's celebrate with a swig o' milk... from a dirty glass!
by Rob Farr
Thu May 09, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Flicker Alley: Extraordinary World of Charley Bowers
Replies: 0
Views: 1942

Flicker Alley: Extraordinary World of Charley Bowers

Brand: Flicker Alley Format: Blu-ray (NTSC) Region: All: A,B,C Director: Charley Bowers Featuring: Charley Bowers Composers: Donald Sosin and Neil Brand on select titles Year:1918-1941 Language:French (English Subtitles) Length:274 mins. UPC: 6-17311-68649-8 PRE-ORDER ONLY: RELEASE DATE - JUNE 25, 2...
by Rob Farr
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: FRANKLY: UNMASKING FRANK CAPRA by Joseph McBride
Replies: 2
Views: 2500

Re: FRANKLY: UNMASKING FRANK CAPRA by Joseph McBride

The fact that McBride had to self-publish this through Vervante, suggests the mainstream publishing/academic press wagons are still circled.
by Rob Farr
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Unknown Lloyd Hamilton Clips
Replies: 7
Views: 3209

Re: Unknown Lloyd Hamilton Clips

Thanks. Will check and confirm.