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by Rob Farr
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Murnau, Borzage and Fox Box Set
Replies: 0
Views: 92

Murnau, Borzage and Fox Box Set

This has been out for about a decade now, but the high sticker price ($240 retail!) has kept it out-of-reach for many of us. Now Daedalus Books has it on sale for just $50, and you can knock off another $5 if you sign up for their e-catalog. This is likely the liquidation price so once these are gon...
by Rob Farr
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Silentology Blog Mentions Several Mafioso Products in Her Year-End Review
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Views: 121

Silentology Blog Mentions Several Mafioso Products in Her Year-End Review

I enjoy checking in on Lea Stans' Silentology blog from time to time. the author has an unpretentious, breezy writing style. In her year-end review she mentions several books and DVD's produced by mafioso, including Thomas Reeder's Henry Lehrman book and Sprocket Vault's Mysterious Airman.
by Rob Farr
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: Online Newspaper Archives
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Re: Online Newspaper Archives

Thomas, if you have access to a university library card, they probably have the full run of ProQuest Historical Newspapers. Full-text of the: Atlanta Constitution, Baltimore Sun, Boston Globe, Chicago Defender, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Amsterdam News, N...
by Rob Farr
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Is Spencer Bell G. Howe Black?
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Re: Is Spencer Bell G. Howe Black?

The latest find, courtesy of Steve Rydzewski, is that McHenry met his end after being stabbed in a Los Angeles street fight in 1934.
by Rob Farr
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: A Christmas Gift for SCM Members
Replies: 1
Views: 156

A Christmas Gift for SCM Members

With the permission of the founder, the editors and as many contributors as we could track down, I have scanned and uploaded the first 11 issues of the late, lamented Slapstick! Magazine. They're all on Internet Archive. If anyone has the missing issues (there were 13) and would like to contribute t...
by Rob Farr
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Ben Model: Parallel betw. Cameraman and Singin' in the Rain
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Ben Model: Parallel betw. Cameraman and Singin' in the Rain

Ben Model recently noticed something familiar while accompanying Buster Keaton's The Cameraman. He suspected that the sequence in the rain in Keaton's film paralleled Kelly's famous scene in Singin' in the Rain. Here's his proof: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EM38ZEddt3Y
by Rob Farr
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: imd(um)b gets dumber and dumber........
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Re: imd(um)b gets dumber and dumber........

No doubt they're confusing it with Clair's Le silence est d'or aka Man About Town. Which, by the way, is a wonderful film which lovingly captures la belle epoque. I'd love to see it again.
by Rob Farr
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Larry Semon: The Sportsman
Replies: 0
Views: 187

Larry Semon: The Sportsman

This was recently uploaded as Jaimito Explorador.
by Rob Farr
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: LC's Silent Film Collector's Project Update
Replies: 1
Views: 445

LC's Silent Film Collector's Project Update

The Library of Congress' Steve Leggett posted this on Facebook: Some of the 375 titles borrowed from collectors and scanned (thanks Amy Jo Stanfill and others) for the Board's Silent Film Collectors Project TITLE YEAR DIRECTOR STAR HOLDINGS Below The Deadline 1929 J. P. McGowan Frank Leigh ('beau' N...
by Rob Farr
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: New Podcast: Talking Buster Keaton
Replies: 0
Views: 660

New Podcast: Talking Buster Keaton

Can't vouch for it because I haven't listened yet, but to mark Buster's birthday a new podcast has launched called Talking Buster Keaton. They promise lengthy discussions of every film and interviews w/ Buster's descendants, scholars and authors. Here's the iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/p...

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