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by Richard M Roberts
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: Ken Nordine RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Ken Nordine RIP

I just heard that Ken Nordine passed away a couple of days ago. A one of a kind, great radio voice, Chicago Broadcasting legend, and his WORD JAZZ albums and poems were classics in "back of the head" originality. He actually narrated the pilot to what would become the SLAPHAPPY series and ...
by Richard M Roberts
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: early 1930s RKO actor?
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: early 1930s RKO actor?

This is John Horsley, and here is the film in which he has his one major role:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6G7ZeKsIV0


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by Richard M Roberts
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: early 1930s RKO actor?
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: early 1930s RKO actor?

Does anyone know a character actor by the name of 'oscar dutch hendrian' I am trying to find an early photo of him; the NC on the bottom of this photo corresponds with a warners title NARROW CORNER. He was in that film as well as many RKO films in the 1932-1933 period. thanks! I can tell you right ...
by Richard M Roberts
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Larry Semon DVDs
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: Larry Semon DVDs

Here are the two Grapevine sets: http://www.grapevinevideo.com/larry_semon_1.html http://www.grapevinevideo.com/larry_semon_2.html And I second the "stay away from the Silent Hall of Fame" comment from Mr. Farr, they are gouging on product that can be gotten better and cheaper elsewhere, a...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: FILMS IN REVIEW thumbs-up on TODD/PITTS DVD
Replies: 0
Views: 151

FILMS IN REVIEW thumbs-up on TODD/PITTS DVD

Even if they say it's a Blu-Ray (which it isn't):

https://www.filmsinreview.com/blog/zasu ... n-andreiev


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by Richard M Roberts
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Several Artheme comedies
Replies: 0
Views: 160

Several Artheme comedies

More early European silent comedy, this time by Ernest Servaes: Arthème opérateur (1914) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCATz8h6R-M Arthème Dupin échappe encore (1912) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnTJqO184yA Arthème promène son oncle (1910) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgxwONlfV4s Arthème so...
by Richard M Roberts
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: NItrateville Total Jackassery: Reviving a ten-year old thread
Replies: 0
Views: 127

NItrateville Total Jackassery: Reviving a ten-year old thread

Gad, there's so little of interest over at Nitwitville that the inmates are dredging up ten-year old threads to argue with: https://www.nitrateville.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4701&start=30 Admittedly, there ain't much of interest over there, what, Gebert blowing even his imagined credibility a...
by Richard M Roberts
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Ron Hutchison passes away
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: Ron Hutchison passes away

Here's Leonard Maltin's memorial tribute to Ron: http://leonardmaltin.com/farewell-to-vitaphone-champion-ron-hutchinson-one-of-the-good-guys/ And I notice that Nitwitvile has removed Ron's picture from it's masthead this morning, he didn't even get a week, typical Nitrateville tackiness. RICHARD M R...
by Richard M Roberts
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Well blow me down with an anchovy.
Replies: 14
Views: 2568

Re: Well blow me down with an anchovy.

Chris, I disagree completely, because we would have seen that the British tours were really a triumph for them, and that they both struggled through them, and became great friends for the real reasons, not the phony baloney weakly made-up reasons in the film, and realized the public didn't forget th...
by Richard M Roberts
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Ron Hutchison passes away
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Ron Hutchison passes away

This is truly sad and horrible news, Ron Hutchison of The Vitaphone Project has passed away today. He was one of the major forces in film preservation with the Vitaphone Project and a genuinely nice man, and our community suffers a terrible loss from his passing. It was due to his diligent efforts t...