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by Richard M Roberts
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Leslie Sarony Deforest Phonofilm (1928)
Replies: 0
Views: 55

Leslie Sarony Deforest Phonofilm (1928)

The long time musical comedy/variety comedian and songwriter (here's how long, he's in this 1928 short and THE CRIMSON PERMANENT INSURANCE from MONTY PYTHON'S MEANING OF LIFE (1983)) appears in one of the Phonofilm shorts Lee Deforest made in England, directed by Widgley R, Newman: https://www.youtu...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Nonsense: Harry Langdon at Hal Roach: The Talkies
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Re: Nitrateville Nonsense: Harry Langdon at Hal Roach: The Talkies

It's fun watching the Nitwitvile Nincompoops speculate about how our sets are done, none of these people are in any loop about our restoration processes and none of them know what they are talking about, the usual Nitrateville standard of excellence, and that Bigshot nameless bonehead is still showi...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Nonsense: Harry Langdon at Hal Roach: The Talkies
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Nitrateville Nonsense: Harry Langdon at Hal Roach: The Talkies

https://www.nitrateville.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=28679 https://www.nitrateville.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=28678 So, of course, idiocy looms over at good old Nitwitvile, where several of its denizens of the usual clueless whiners and complainers are yipping about our “threat” to quit producing ...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Unidentified Rooftop Barnyard Comedy Clip
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: Unidentified Rooftop Barnyard Comedy Clip

It's Lee Moran, could be from a early-mid-20's Century/Fox/ or Educational Mermaid Comedy, he was all over the place then.


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by Richard M Roberts
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Dealing With Fan Mail.....
Replies: 2
Views: 555

Re: Dealing With Fan Mail.....

Having been on the firing end of criticism myself (albeit generally not regarding writing about film), I find this kind of writing very therapeutic. One of my pet expressions is "Life is too short to be miserable". Richard, as the old saying goes, you've probably forgotten more about sile...
by Richard M Roberts
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Coming in November..........
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: Coming in November..........

Chris Seguin wrote:Well, so much for November— Canadian Thanksgiving is in October, so bupke for me.


So much for whenever, if this is the amount of support the CC2 set is getting (six reviews on Amazon as of today!), we may not bother at all.

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by Richard M Roberts
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Dealing With Fan Mail.....
Replies: 2
Views: 555

Dealing With Fan Mail.....

So, this morning a friend sent me this Facebook posting from something called Dave Heath: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48508571806_ec77021e0e_b.jpg This is apparently the mafia posting that drove him into a tizzy: http://www.silentcomedymafia.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2248 Well, the interes...
by Richard M Roberts
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Coming in November..........
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Coming in November..........

Thanksgiving.


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by Richard M Roberts
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday
Replies: 12
Views: 2198

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

Okay you mugs, there's only four reviews on Amazon as of today. I know the sets are getting sold and seen when folk are stealing information from my commentary tracks and putting it up on their websites crediting it to themselves, so the least you can do is go put a five-star review up there to guar...