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by Richard M Roberts
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Well blow me down with an anchovy.
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Well blow me down with an anchovy.

Long time with no contribution, but I guess I owe it to you guys to rouse from my senile slumbers and do so as one who actually saw Stan and Ollie live before a packed to capacity audience at the Bristol Hippodrome all those years ago. I can't now recall which familiar sketches they did, but what i...
by Richard M Roberts
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: NItrateville Nonsense: Dick Cavett
Replies: 0
Views: 16

NItrateville Nonsense: Dick Cavett

So the Nitwitvile Brain Trust are having "thoughts" about Dick Cavett this week: https://www.nitrateville.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=27084 And as usual, ol' Dick just doesn't measure up to their exacting standards, as if any of them could have done anything even in the parking lot of the...
by Richard M Roberts
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Buster Keaton's Blue Blazes (1936) in Astoria
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: Buster Keaton's Blue Blazes (1936) in Astoria

Another fascinating article John.

Just one thing, Keaton made three shorts for Educational in Astoria: THE CHEMIST, MIXED MAGIC, and BLUE BLAZES.


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by Richard M Roberts
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Buster Keaton's Kennel on the MGM lot
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Buster Keaton's Kennel on the MGM lot

Very nice John. One question though, in those 1930 aerial shots, can we see the offices across the street from MGM where Keaton first housed himself and his production staff when he made THE CAMERAMAN for MGM?

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by Richard M Roberts
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Well blow me down with an anchovy.
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Well blow me down with an anchovy.

Well, having talked to several who have actually seen the film (Chris Seguin, do you want to comment?), apparently the bickering scene is about 30 seconds of the film, so the trailer is just as usual playing up the dramatic stuff to sell the film, but what is amazing is how well John C Reilly nails ...
by Richard M Roberts
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Well blow me down with an anchovy.
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Well blow me down with an anchovy.

Tommie Hicks wrote:This looks interesting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8br7XzITccs



Doesn't it though.

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by Richard M Roberts
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Answer Dept: Need Help Identifying Guiarist
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Nitrateville Answer Dept: Need Help Identifying Guiarist

https://www.nitrateville.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=27064


It's Dick Morgan, jazz guitarist, banjo player and organist, later with Spike Jones and the City Slickers.

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by Richard M Roberts
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: David Pearson needs your help
Replies: 0
Views: 498

David Pearson needs your help

Gang, This is serious, David B. Pearson is one of our mafia members, is a great guy and film historian, and is in serious need of our help right now. This is the GoFundme site that will explain his circumstances, https://www.gofundme.com/fundraiser-for-david-b-pearson and allow you to give. Please d...
by Richard M Roberts
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: Brother Theodore/Jerry Lewis/Merv Griffin (1966)
Replies: 6
Views: 787

Re: Brother Theodore/Jerry Lewis/Merv Griffin (1966)

Once Brother Theodore's Lps from the 1960s started showing up on YouTube it became clearer to me than ever that he was a masterful performer: Some of those rants he appeared to do spontaneously on Letterman actually can be heard word for word on the LPs. I always figured he was performing but never...
by Richard M Roberts
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE GIRL RANCHERS (1913) Lee Moran
Replies: 0
Views: 96

THE GIRL RANCHERS (1913) Lee Moran

An early Al Christie-directed Nestor, released September 12, 1913, and featuring Lee Moran, Marie Walcamp, Stella Adams, Donald McDonald, Laura Oakley, and Max Asher:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK0Ksl7Prk8


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