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by Richard M Roberts
Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: CLOSE-UP THREE COMEDIANS (1962) Buster Keaton, Bert Lahr, Eddie Foy Jr.
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Views: 68

CLOSE-UP THREE COMEDIANS (1962) Buster Keaton, Bert Lahr, Eddie Foy Jr.

Broadcast by the CBC March 31, 1962, when Keaton, Lahr and Foy were up in Canada shooting the aborted TEN GIRLS AGO with Dion and the Belmonts, it's a pretty interesting interview:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuuRsxTAp10

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by Richard M Roberts
Fri Jan 21, 2022 7:34 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: JACK OF ALL TRADES (1908) Ben Turpin
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Views: 190

JACK OF ALL TRADES (1908) Ben Turpin

Here's a previously-thought-lost Essanay comedy featuring a young Ben Turpin, released January 11, 1908, directed by G.M Anderson: https://archive.org/details/csmathi_000041 Also on the reel is an early Vitagraph comedy called WORK MADE EASY, released December 28, 1907 and some footage from a San Ma...
by Richard M Roberts
Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:15 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: OH WHAT A KICK! (1927) Slim Summerville
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Views: 163

OH WHAT A KICK! (1927) Slim Summerville

Universal Bluebird comedy released February 7, 1927, directed by Dick Smith and Featuring Slim Summerville, Fanny the Mule and Dick Sutherland:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agUdV3mJ7pk

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by Richard M Roberts
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:07 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: WEISS-O-RAMA now up on Youtube
Replies: 1
Views: 373

WEISS-O-RAMA now up on Youtube

Just to let you know, the Youtube channel Cult Cinema Classics https://www.youtube.com/c/CultCinemaClassics/videos has licensed some product from Kit Parker Films and is putting them up, including a number of titles from WEISS-O-RAMA both with and without my commentaries. So if you haven’t bought th...
by Richard M Roberts
Wed Jan 12, 2022 11:55 pm
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: THE GALE STORM SHOW (1958) with Boris Karloff
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Views: 323

THE GALE STORM SHOW (1958) with Boris Karloff

Unfortunately its colorized, which really sucks, but here's an episode of THE GALR STORM SHOW from 1958 which gives you not only a late look st the Hal Roach Studios, but has Boris Karloff as guest playing dual roles and advertising THE VEIL, his own series then being shot at the Roach Studios: http...
by Richard M Roberts
Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:24 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THICK AND THIN (1929) Snub Pollard, Marvin Loback
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Views: 279

THICK AND THIN (1929) Snub Pollard, Marvin Loback

Another one that didn't make it on to WEISS-O-RAMA, here's the Boys managing to not rip-off any Lauren and Hardy routines directly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lT_TG5Ge4l4

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by Richard M Roberts
Thu Jan 06, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: Peter Bogdanovich RIP
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Views: 410

Peter Bogdanovich RIP

Frankly, he was a bit of an asshole, but he directed several great films, got a lot of attention for some old directors, and spent years getting Orson Welles' THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND completed, so here's to him. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/06/movies/peter-bogdanovich-dead.html RICHARD M ROBERTS
by Richard M Roberts
Tue Jan 04, 2022 1:16 am
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: LOVE AMERICAN STYLE: LOVE AND THE HUSTLER (1969)
Replies: 0
Views: 332

LOVE AMERICAN STYLE: LOVE AND THE HUSTLER (1969)

I can't believe I'm putting up a segment of LOVE AMERICAN STYLE, a show I took pains to avoid when it was new,when it was in rerun, and every day ever since, but here's a segment featuring Mantan Moreland, Eddie Rochester Anderson, Flip Wilson, and sexy-voiced and future MANNIX secretary Gail Fisher...
by Richard M Roberts
Sun Jan 02, 2022 8:31 pm
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: Betty White RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Re: Betty White RIP

And speaking of Betty White and Buster Keaton, Leonard Maltin was wise and lucky enough to ask Betty about Buster:

https://leonardmaltin.com/betty-white-w ... aAKYQdfkiU

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by Richard M Roberts
Sat Jan 01, 2022 11:13 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: NItrateville Nonsense: THE FIRE BRIGADE
Replies: 0
Views: 511

NItrateville Nonsense: THE FIRE BRIGADE

Hey, they have been dishing out more than their regular boring repetitive stupidity lately, here's another one worth mocking: https://www.nitrateville.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=32599 So all that existed on THE FIRE BRIGADE before the Library of Congress restoration announced for the New Year was t...