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by Rob Farr
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: Marty Feldman Comedy Machine with Groucho as Guest
Replies: 0
Views: 121

Marty Feldman Comedy Machine with Groucho as Guest

This is rare (and funny) enough that I can even ignore the impossible-to-ignore German subtitles: https://youtu.be/HBTGPypXcNw
by Rob Farr
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: Dennis Atkinson RIP
Replies: 0
Views: 151

Dennis Atkinson RIP

I didn’t know Dennis personally, but like many on this board I purchased films from him. He was instrumental in finding many rare and lost prints. He was one of the founding members of the Saginaw CineSation. I hope others who knew him will share their memories.
by Rob Farr
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Wrong Door (1904)
Replies: 1
Views: 1030

The Wrong Door (1904)

I think it is safe to say that this garnered one of the biggest laughs at the 2003 or 2005 Slapsticon (I forget which). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZL0HGJ9fdzo
by Rob Farr
Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Mafia Webinar: Collecting Classic Comedy and Film (part 1?): Glenn Mitchell, Richard M Roberts and Hooman Mehren
Replies: 4
Views: 1289

Re: Mafia Webinar: Collecting Classic Comedy and Film (part 1?): Glenn Mitchell, Richard M Roberts and Hooman Mehren

I just finishing listening and I think anyone who grew up watching classic comedy on TV, who perused Blackhawk catalogues, or who took the fatal bite of the apple and became a collector; will enjoy this. Don’t let the epic length deter you. I consumed it in half-hour chunks and the trio’s topics of ...
by Rob Farr
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: The Most Meta Moment Ever in a B-Western
Replies: 0
Views: 851

The Most Meta Moment Ever in a B-Western

Upload courtesy of Geno's House of Rare Films, CALL OF THE ROCKIES (1944) is a well-made Republic oater notable for being Sunset Carson's first leading role (even if he is billed under Smiley Burnette). What makes this western special is the ending (at 54:19), which lifts this B-western into the Met...
by Rob Farr
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Andy's Stump Speech (1924)
Replies: 0
Views: 844

Andy's Stump Speech (1924)

A nice Universal Andy Gump with an excellent score by Andy Galaxy: https://youtu.be/ku0AopATGiE
by Rob Farr
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Over an Hour of Known and Unknown Silent Comedy Clips
Replies: 4
Views: 1166

Over an Hour of Known and Unknown Silent Comedy Clips

From the John Allen Archives. This is their comedy demo reel. Sadly, the choppy nature of this was the result of Allen cutting the original negatives into bits and pieces. But there is plenty to explore here and doubtless some fragments of lost comedies. https://www.allenarchive.com/vid.php?uri=3737...
by Rob Farr
Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "Just Neighbors" - a Toots & Casper cut-down
Replies: 1
Views: 708

Re: "Just Neighbors" - a Toots & Casper cut-down

I don’t know the title but I bet it was released after Laurel & Hardy’s Big Business (4/20/1929).