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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: 61

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: 305

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...
by Rob Farr
Fri May 12, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: MR. SUICIDE: HENRY "PATHE" LEHRMAN AND THE BIRTH OF SILENT COMEDY
Replies: 8
Views: 1275

Re: MR. SUICIDE: HENRY "PATHE" LEHRMAN AND THE BIRTH OF SILENT COMEDY

Ordered. And if you order from Bear Manor before midnight tonight (Friday May 12) you will get 33% off.
by Rob Farr
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Netflix Funds Completion of Other Side of the Wind
Replies: 0
Views: 614

Netflix Funds Completion of Other Side of the Wind

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/14/movi ... .html?_r=0

This is good to see. And there's plenty of Netflix money to spread around to various rights claimants.
by Rob Farr
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Nitwittery: WHEN COMEDY WAS KING
Replies: 30
Views: 5544

Re: Nitrateville Nitwittery: WHEN COMEDY WAS KING

Not to belabor the point, but as soon as Ron Hutchinson announced a new DVD set of incredibly rare 1928-29 Vitaphone shorts, someone pipes up complaining that they didn't include Keystone Hotel. Ron patiently explained that this set has every restoration completed to date and that it would be years ...
by Rob Farr
Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Frame Grabs from Lost Films
Replies: 3
Views: 1546

Frame Grabs from Lost Films

Lots of talk on the monster forums about the frames from lost Lon Chaney films, supposedly from a film archive in the Canary Islands. Of more interest are these Laurel & Hardy frames. You'll have to scroll down, but there are a couple of frames from Battle of the Century and one from The Rogue S...
by Rob Farr
Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: A Lady and Her Maid w/ Norma Talmadge
Replies: 0
Views: 510

A Lady and Her Maid w/ Norma Talmadge

Seems I'm always posting about comedies that have already been posted about, but here goes. A Lady and Her Maid (Vitagraph, 1913) was uploaded by EYE last year and it's hilarious. Co-stars Norma Talmadge and if you ever wondered what she looked like without makeup, it ain't pretty. Intertitles are i...
by Rob Farr
Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Slapsticon Site to Bite the Dust
Replies: 1
Views: 717

Slapsticon Site to Bite the Dust

Many members of the mafia have attended at least one iteration of the Slapsticon, held in Arlington VA between 2003-10. Most attendees considered the Spectrum Theatre to be one of the stars of the event, featuring theatrical seating, a real projection booth that could accommodate two 35mm archival p...
by Rob Farr
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Nitwittery: WHEN COMEDY WAS KING
Replies: 30
Views: 5544

Re: Nitrateville Nitwittery: WHEN COMEDY WAS KING

If this were Facebook I'd give this comment a "like".
by Rob Farr
Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Laurel & Hardy/Len Powers Profile
Replies: 0
Views: 925

Laurel & Hardy/Len Powers Profile

Here is a link to an article in the October 1929 American Cinematographer about Laurel & Hardy and Len Powers. There's a beautiful cover portrait too. Not much of substance in the piece (we know that they're very funny fellows), but it includes some production stills of Powers and the boys that...

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