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by Rob Farr
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Reconstructed version of Chaplin's THE PROFESSOR
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: Reconstructed version of Chaplin's THE PROFESSOR

The most interesting part is that we always assumed that Prof. Bosco was meant to be a completely different character. Now we know it's an older Charlie beaten down by poverty. Kind of chilling.
by Rob Farr
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: That's That! Online from UCLA
Replies: 1
Views: 1328

That's That! Online from UCLA

Someone on Facebook said that they saw another version with footage from Sons of the Desert.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AapRK62 ... e=youtu.be
by Rob Farr
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: SCM MIGRATION and UPDATES
Replies: 1
Views: 940

Re: SCM MIGRATION and UPDATES

Thank you Paul. I know that Herculean work must be going on behind the scenes.
by Rob Farr
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Final Screen Appearance of Marcel Perez
Replies: 1
Views: 629

Final Screen Appearance of Marcel Perez

Thanks to Nelson Hughes, who posted this on Facebook, and "eArtFilm", we can see the final screen appearance of Marcel Perez appearing as a one-legged cowpoke in Lash of the Law aka When East Meets West (1926). Perez also directed. The entire film survives at the Library of Congress in a 1...
by Rob Farr
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HIS HOME SWEET HOME (1919) Larry Semon
Replies: 3
Views: 1250

Re: HIS HOME SWEET HOME (1919) Larry Semon

Vimeo or even DailyMotion is a friendlier host for videos. You get fewer views than on YT, but most of the things we like are of interest to a select audience anyway. I'll miss your YT channel Tommie, but hope it resurfaces somewhere else someday.
by Rob Farr
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Murnau, Borzage and Fox Box Set
Replies: 1
Views: 2653

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
Replies: 0
Views: 814

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: 2923

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: 1795

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: 789

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...