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by Richard M Roberts
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: Terry Jones RIP
Replies: 0
Views: 114

Terry Jones RIP

Good God, we've lost two Pythons within the month, the World is becoming a far less (intentionally) silly place. Of all the Pythons, Terry Jones was the one who harked back to silent comedy the most, he was a very visual performer, and his directing style also understood the importance of how it loo...
by Richard M Roberts
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Adam's Eve (1929) Johnny Arthur, Frances Lee
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: Adam's Eve (1929) Johnny Arthur, Frances Lee

Thanks for posting! Do many of Johnny Arthur's silent shorts still exist? I've only seen two of them. I've got prints of MY STARS(1925), HOME CURED (1926), OPEN HOUSE (1926), and SCARED SILLY (1927), THE DRAW-BACK (1927) with Johnny and another early John Wayne appearance can be found on youtube, a...
by Richard M Roberts
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: WEAK BUT WILLING (1929) Billy Bevan, Jean Harlow
Replies: 0
Views: 98

WEAK BUT WILLING (1929) Billy Bevan, Jean Harlow

More of that fast-paced Al Christie early-talkie comedy action, released by Paramount December 14, 1929, directed by William Watson, and starring Will King, Billy Bevan, Dot Farley, Natalie Joyce, Otto Fries, and a young Jean Harlow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOTNtlIadLo&feature=share RICH...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Adam's Eve (1929) Johnny Arthur, Frances Lee
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Adam's Eve (1929) Johnny Arthur, Frances Lee

Here's an early Al Christie talkie released by Paramount October 12, 1929, directed by Leslie Pearce, and featuring Johnny Arthur, Geneva Mitchell, Adrienne Dore, Paul Powell, and at least one of Christie's silent stars he kept on after dumping the rest of them in the switch to talkies, Frances Lee....
by Richard M Roberts
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: ROMANS AND RASCALS (1918) Larry Semon
Replies: 0
Views: 218

ROMANS AND RASCALS (1918) Larry Semon

Larry Semon one-reeler released by Vitagraph May 27, 1918, featuring Larry with Madge Kirby, Pete Aramando, James Donnelly, John Rand and Frank Alexander, directed by Larry Semon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy4ywY0ehJY

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by Richard M Roberts
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday
Replies: 24
Views: 13507

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

Thank you Joe, I am happy to be a part of your annual Holiday Cheer.

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by Richard M Roberts
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Allright, we'll try this again.........
Replies: 11
Views: 2407

Re: Allright, we'll try this again.........

Here's the Amazon page for pre-order:

https://www.amazon.com/Harry-Langdon-Ha ... =1-1-fkmr0


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by Richard M Roberts
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: What is that thing in How to Make Movies?
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: What is that thing in How to Make Movies?

Yep, those are just early-era reflectors. White card gives more diffuse softer light than steel or aluminum for more powerful reflection.

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by Richard M Roberts
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: Eileen Bowser RIP
Replies: 0
Views: 628

Eileen Bowser RIP

She was one of our last links to the early days of MOMA and film archiving, someone whom you could ask about Seymour Stern or Iris Barry or any of the early names in that history. She was also an early promoter of silent comedy beyond the Big Three and did much to move MOMA to start actually preserv...