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by Richard M Roberts
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: Book ID requested
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Book ID requested

Frank Manchel, now there's a name I haven't thought of in years, I remember his HORRORS OF THE SCREEN book, but I can't say this one is ringing any bells. Was it any good?

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by Richard M Roberts
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Death of Lonesome Luke
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: The Death of Lonesome Luke

I think you've basically answered your own question Chris, The glasses character caught on pretty quickly with the public, and the two-reel Lukes did not really justify their extra expense (and if you've ever seen the surviving ones like CLUBS ARE TRUMPS, they do not seem to have been very good), so...
by Richard M Roberts
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Okay-----NOW!: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME ONE 1930-31
Replies: 16
Views: 2442

Re: Okay-----NOW!: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME ONE 1930-31

The sales and responses for the Charley Chase set have been very heartening, the official reviews have been a bit slow in coming because we were selling the discs so fast we didn't have any screener copies to send to reviewers until last week. Of course, most of what little idiot grumbling has arise...
by Richard M Roberts
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: DISCONTENT (1916) Lois Weber
Replies: 0
Views: 110

DISCONTENT (1916) Lois Weber

Here's a rare Lois Weber co-directed Universal short, released January 25, 1916, directed by Allan Siegler and Lois Weber from a Lois Weber story, featuring J. Edwin Brown, Katherine Griffith, Marie Walcamp, A. D. Blake, and JOhn R, Hope: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpgNNEohUvI RICHARD M ROBERTS
by Richard M Roberts
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: FAST WORK (1930) locations
Replies: 1
Views: 228

FAST WORK (1930) locations

Geez, Bengston posts his NEVER GIVE A SUCKER AN EVEN BREAK post here, but doesn't post the one linked to the Charley Chase set?

https://silentlocations.wordpress.com/2 ... hollywood/

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by Richard M Roberts
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: Hal Roach Studios Query
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Re: Hal Roach Studios Query

What was the first Hal Roach film released that had a sound on film soundtrack as opposed to the sound on disc system that Roach studios started out with. Thanks in advance. That’s an interesting question Tommy, and I’m assuming you mean when did MGM start offering prints of Hal Roach Comedies with...

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