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by Richard M Roberts
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Reconstructed version of Chaplin's THE PROFESSOR
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Reconstructed version of Chaplin's THE PROFESSOR

I wouldn't read or wonder anything about Chaplin's 'artistic" sensibilities in the assembly or plotline of THE PROFESSOR, this is Chaplin simply trying to get out of a contract, doing what other more unscrupulous distributors had been doing with his films for years, cutting and re-cutting them ...
by Richard M Roberts
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: Harlan Ellison RIP
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: Harlan Ellison RIP

And one more good one that discusses his work:

https://www.villagevoice.com/2018/07/02 ... 1934-2018/


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by Richard M Roberts
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Reconstructed version of Chaplin's THE PROFESSOR
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Reconstructed version of Chaplin's THE PROFESSOR

This is somewhat interesting, though it wouldn't have been any Chaplin classic:

https://www.charliechaplin.com/en/articles/306


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by Richard M Roberts
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: SMILEAGE GUARANTEED HAL ROACH BOOK ON SALE NOW!
Replies: 48
Views: 17818

Re: SMILEAGE GUARANTEED HAL ROACH BOOK ON SALE NOW!

Wow, gone in sixty seconds........


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by Richard M Roberts
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: SMILEAGE GUARANTEED HAL ROACH BOOK ON SALE NOW!
Replies: 48
Views: 17818

Re: SMILEAGE GUARANTEED HAL ROACH BOOK ON SALE NOW!

Here's the "bargain of the century" for anyone looking for a copy of my book: https://www.bookfinder.com/book/Smileage_Guaranteed,_Past_Humor_Present_Laughter,_Musings_on_the_Comedy_Film/9780989301909/ Two copies in Ireland? Or is it the same copy being sold in two different places? In any...
by Richard M Roberts
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Borrowing the Keaton Studio
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: Borrowing the Keaton Studio

Thanks for the info, John.

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by Richard M Roberts
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THAT MODEL FROM PARIS (1926) Marceline Day, Bert Lytell
Replies: 0
Views: 84

THAT MODEL FROM PARIS (1926) Marceline Day, Bert Lytell

Nice little Tiffany programmer directed by Louis Gasnier and featuring the lovely Marceline Day in one of her early feature-film appearances. Released October 15, 1926, also featuring Bert Lytell, Eileen Percy, Crawford Kent, Otto Lederer, and Ward Crane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_U-wn3zORI ...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Ouida Hill
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Ouida Hill

Are we sure that isn't Thelma Daniels, who became the busy Stern Bros leading lady soon after that, they do look similar, particularly in hair style.

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by Richard M Roberts
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Olsen and Johnson at School (1931)
Replies: 0
Views: 279

Olsen and Johnson at School (1931)

A test record made for Brunswick Records March 7, 1931:

http://picosong.com/w9Vey/

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by Richard M Roberts
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Borrowing the Keaton Studio
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: Borrowing the Keaton Studio

You know Chris, you've made me ask a question I have never thought of before: what did happen to the Keaton studio after Buster Keaton Productions closed it's doors, since it was a silent film studio, I'd imagine it did not have a long life without soundstages, but was there any use of it after STEA...