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by Richard M Roberts
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: AL LITTLE CYCLING BEFORE BREAKFAST WITH AL ST JOHN (1925)
Replies: 0
Views: 21

AL LITTLE CYCLING BEFORE BREAKFAST WITH AL ST JOHN (1925)

Here's another little goodie on the UCLA Youtube site:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZEPNJLeuR8


This footage was turned up years ago by our Al Joy Fanclub group sorting through unidentified nitrates at UCLA years ago.


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by Richard M Roberts
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE ROUND-UP starring Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle
Replies: 10
Views: 1384

Re: THE ROUND-UP starring Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle

Were the two Keystone half-reelers A BANDIT and PEEPING PETE derived from paper prints? If so, many paper print silent comedies at the LOC will rival film in future restorations. I was surprised to find out that those two films were filmed in Tijuanna. No, A BANDIT and PEEPING PETE were from a nitr...
by Richard M Roberts
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: THE WERE-TIGER (1925) Hedda Nova
Replies: 1
Views: 256

THE WERE-TIGER (1925) Hedda Nova

Were-Tiger?

There-tiger!

Here's a short silent drama released by Chesterfield Pictures Corp in May of 1925, produced by Colonel William Selig, directed by Paul Hurst, and featuring Hedda Nova and Jules Cowles:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaD5RjM-ALQ


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by Richard M Roberts
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: BRING HOME THE TURKEY (1927) Our Gang
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: BRING HOME THE TURKEY (1927) Our Gang

Hi Tommy. No, doesn't look like Joe Roberts to me. Besides, I think he'd been dead for a few years when this film was made. - SteveR Neither of my namesakes are in BRING HOME THE TURKEY, Theodore Roberts only appeared in one comedy short and that's the 1929 Smitty comedy UNCLE'S VISIT, and that's h...
by Richard M Roberts
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: OUR GANG on THE TOMORROW SHOW (1974)
Replies: 0
Views: 242

OUR GANG on THE TOMORROW SHOW (1974)

Here's Spanky, Stymie, Darla, Buckwheat and Tom Snyder on an early TOMORROW SHOW broadcast November 12, 1974:

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

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by Richard M Roberts
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: Chuck McCann RIP
Replies: 0
Views: 237

Chuck McCann RIP

Sad news today that comedian and Oliver Hardy impersonator extraordinaire Chuck McCann passed away today. He was also one of the founders of the Sons of the Desert and a popular NYC Kid Show host. He was also the star of a great 1970's movie, THE PROJECTIONIST. Here's Chuck and Dick Van Dyke doing b...
by Richard M Roberts
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: ROBINET CHAUFFEUR MIOPE (1914) Marcel Perez
Replies: 0
Views: 151

ROBINET CHAUFFEUR MIOPE (1914) Marcel Perez

Also known as TWEEDLEDUM, A SHORT-SIGHTED CHAUFFEUR, released by Ambrosio May 1914, another Marcel Perez European Comedy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExgREX4VgAw

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by Richard M Roberts
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Wait Is Almost Over!
Replies: 2
Views: 597

Re: The Wait Is Almost Over!

Please Michael, can we have some more wait?

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by Richard M Roberts
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: BRING HOME THE TURKEY (1927) Our Gang
Replies: 4
Views: 514

BRING HOME THE TURKEY (1927) Our Gang

Here's a rare Our Gang (it was only "rare" never "lost", I've had a print for years, and it wasn't even a one-of-a-kind), released by Pathe' January 21, 1927, directed by Robert McGowan, featuring the Gang with Tom Wilson and Louise Emmons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooFKYT1...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Rare Footage of Music Hall Comics
Replies: 0
Views: 229

Rare Footage of Music Hall Comics

This popped up on the Huntley Archives site today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm4Zl1glnQI The first footage seems to be of Vesta Tilley, then there's rare footage of Alfred Lester on stage (he appears to be doing the Chaplin drunk from MUMMING BIRDS in the first bit), and does anyone out there ...