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by Thomas Reeder
Wed Apr 27, 2022 9:14 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE NEIGHBORS KIDS (1909) Ben Turpin
Replies: 1
Views: 424

Re: THE NEIGHBORS KIDS (1909) Ben Turpin

Imagine: It's twenty years later, you're married to one of these brats, and it's April Fool's Day. The mind boggles.
by Thomas Reeder
Wed Apr 27, 2022 9:05 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE HAUNTED LOUNGE (1908) Ben Turpin
Replies: 1
Views: 474

Re: THE HAUNTED LOUNGE (1908) Ben Turpin

Thanks for posting all these Turpin links. It's always great to see him in action (or inaction, in the case of THE HAUNTED LOUNGE), and these earliest comedies are a delight to view.
by Thomas Reeder
Tue Mar 01, 2022 11:41 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: TIME IS MONEY! THE CENTURY, RAINBOW, AND STERN BROTHERS COMEDIES OF JULIUS AND ABE STERN
Replies: 7
Views: 5951

Re: TIME IS MONEY! THE CENTURY, RAINBOW, AND STERN BROTHERS COMEDIES OF JULIUS AND ABE STERN

Thank you, Ed, for the wonderful review, and thanks to you, Richard, for all of your support and encouragement. And, yes, Amazon pisses me off sometimes, but what's a guy to do? Everyone: Heed Richard's words!!!
by Thomas Reeder
Wed Dec 08, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: OLD TIME RADIO
Topic: Jack Benny's 10 Longest Laughs
Replies: 1
Views: 11905

Re: Jack Benny's 10 Longest Laughs

Very enjoyable, Michael; thanks for posting this link.
by Thomas Reeder
Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: What Actually Happened between Mack Sennett, Mabel Normand, and Mae Busch
Replies: 12
Views: 6841

Re: What Actually Happened between Mack Sennett, Mabel Normand, and Mae Busch

Fascinating stuff, Richard. I can't wait to listen to those recorded interviews once they become available online...during my lifetime, I hope!
by Thomas Reeder
Tue Nov 02, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: TIME IS MONEY! THE CENTURY, RAINBOW, AND STERN BROTHERS COMEDIES OF JULIUS AND ABE STERN
Replies: 7
Views: 5951

Re: TIME IS MONEY! THE CENTURY, RAINBOW, AND STERN BROTHERS COMEDIES OF JULIUS AND ABE STERN

Thanks for the kind words, guys. Yes, those initial printings caused some days of angst, but they are now well behind me. Admittedly, the story of the Sterns is not for everyone, but then I didn’t do the research and writing for “everyone,” rather that tiny subset of individuals who want a look beyo...
by Thomas Reeder
Thu Sep 09, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: TIME IS MONEY! THE CENTURY, RAINBOW, AND STERN BROTHERS COMEDIES OF JULIUS AND ABE STERN
Replies: 7
Views: 5951

TIME IS MONEY! THE CENTURY, RAINBOW, AND STERN BROTHERS COMEDIES OF JULIUS AND ABE STERN

TIME IS MONEY! THE CENTURY, RAINBOW, AND STERN BROTHERS COMEDIES OF JULIUS AND ABE STERN by Thomas Reeder is now available! This sequel of sorts to my earlier MR. SUICIDE: HENRY “PATHÉ” LEHRMAN AND THE BIRTH OF SILENT COMEDY continues the saga of Lehrman’s L-Ko Komedy Kompany under the new leadershi...
by Thomas Reeder
Fri Jun 25, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: People vs. Arbuckle
Replies: 0
Views: 2046

People vs. Arbuckle

James Reidel is currently deep in research for an upcoming book about Roscoe Arbuckle, Virginia Rappe, and the trial that followed after her death. He has a web site/blog - People vs. Arbuckle - that is a work in progress, which details some of his findings and theories about their respective lives,...
by Thomas Reeder
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Sam Gill and Richard M Roberts Zoom Conversation December 19 online
Replies: 9
Views: 10564

Re: Sam Gill and Richard M Roberts Zoom Conversation December 19 online

What a wonderful time I'm having viewing this! I'm at the two hour mark and taking a short breather (more than you guys got) and will head back to it shortly. Thank you, Richard, and to Sam as well for this thoroughly entertaining history of the "stars" of circus films of the past. Thanks,...
by Thomas Reeder
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: FREEDOM RIVER (1971) Orson Welles
Replies: 1
Views: 3877

Re: FREEDOM RIVER (1971) Orson Welles

This one is new to me, but amazingly timely in spite of its half-century age. I'm going to pass this link around.