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by Richard M Roberts
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: More on His Day Out - Oliver Hardy filmed at the Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd alley
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: More on His Day Out - Oliver Hardy filmed at the Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd alley

Like I said, Billy West was just down the street, methinks the more Billy West comedies from the 1920's you see, the more you'll see that alley and street.

RICHARD M ROBERTS
by Richard M Roberts
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: More on His Day Out - Oliver Hardy filmed at the Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd alley
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: More on His Day Out - Oliver Hardy filmed at the Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd alley

This all makes perfect sense John, since Billy West was shooting the King Bee comedies and many of his later films at studios on Gower off Sunset, and Al Christie's studios were off Sunset at Gower, and Keaton only had to come up north a few blocks from the Keaton studios that this would be a popula...
by Richard M Roberts
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Armistice Day: JOURNEY'S END (1930)
Replies: 0
Views: 74

Armistice Day: JOURNEY'S END (1930)

Today is the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I, what is still probably the war that changed the World and the Twentieth Century more than all other wars, and one started for the strangest and silliest of reasons. To commemorate, here's James Whale's first feature film and the British take ...
by Richard M Roberts
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND: Orson Welles truly has the last word
Replies: 1
Views: 347

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND: Orson Welles truly has the last word

Well sirs, Friday night at our weekly Movie Night we did what I’m sure many in the country were doing if they were Netflix subscribers: we took part in basically a World-Wide Premiere of that odd anomaly that has happened far more than once in the last thirty years…….a new Orson Welles movie. Not ju...
by Richard M Roberts
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE BACKYARD (1920) Jimmy Aubrey, Oliver Hardy
Replies: 2
Views: 423

Re: THE BACKYARD (1920) Jimmy Aubrey, Oliver Hardy

Nobody at the Library, the NFPF does these..... and yes, way, way tooooo slow. That's funny, because when that buck gets passed, the people I've spoken to at the NFPF say it's LOC that makes the speed decisions...... And while we're at it, this year, most of the digital restorations shown at Cineco...
by Richard M Roberts
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: FILM DOPE No. 10 (Sept 1976) needed
Replies: 2
Views: 1174

Re: FILM DOPE No. 10 (Sept 1976) needed

Due to the guidance of one RMR, also known as our VERY knowledgeable Godfather, I've now got the nigh-imposible-to-locate Jean Delannoy interview. The article is everything I hoped it would be...and is especially helpful as it corroborates some essential information for the Keaton book which I woul...
by Richard M Roberts
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HIS DAY OUT (1918) Billy West (foreign version)
Replies: 5
Views: 1366

Re: HIS DAY OUT (1918) Billy Wwst (foreign version)

Tommie Hicks wrote:I wonder how Fay felt working with the original Chaplin one month and working with a phony Chaplin in another month.



Probably the same way Leo White did.

RICHARD M ROBERTS
by Richard M Roberts
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HIS DAY OUT (1918) Billy West (foreign version)
Replies: 5
Views: 1366

Re: HIS DAY OUT (1918) Billy Wwst (foreign version)

Seconded.

RICHARD M ROBERTS