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by Bill Cassara
Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Bill Cassara's New Vernon Dent Book
Replies: 1
Views: 1708

Re: Bill Cassara's New Vernon Dent Book

I was able to find two new Vernon Dent titles; both shown at the Daily Northwestern (Oshkosh, Wisconsin). Title # 1: November 4, 1921. It is listed as a "Christie Comedy" Vernon Dent in "Country Style" (no other details. Title #2: December "also a Verno Dent Comedy; "Yo...
by Bill Cassara
Sat Aug 28, 2010 2:26 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: DON'T DIVORCE HIM (1931) ???
Replies: 3
Views: 2749

Re: DON'T DIVORCE HIM (1931) ???

Richard, That is a terrific find to locate "Don't Divorce Him" in any format. I was always told this was a missing film. The Educational Press Release on this title has the usual oversenastional write-ups and details. Clyde Cook, the star, received most of the attention. Those two supporti...
by Bill Cassara
Sat Dec 26, 2009 3:16 am
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: Initiating the Young (or "What Worked for YOU?")
Replies: 12
Views: 17630

Re: Initiating the Young (or "What Worked for YOU?")

NOTE TO SELF: I will try not to write posts on this site between the hours of 3 and 4 a.m. when most people are asleep. The lack of sleep clouded my spelling check mechanism (in my prior post on this subject), and made it seem as if Arthur Houseman used my login. I did have an ice bag on my head tho...
by Bill Cassara
Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:18 am
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: Initiating the Young (or "What Worked for YOU?")
Replies: 12
Views: 17630

Re: Initiating the Young (or "What Worked for YOU?")

Sorry for the late entry. Can only speak for myself, but my first exposure where the Robert Youngson films: "When Comedy Was King," and "The Golden Age of Comedy." My dad brought me to the cinima to see those, and they were packed with men, grandpas and kid of all ages. I liked e...
by Bill Cassara
Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:51 am
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: "Fainting Lover" Sennett/Educational 1931
Replies: 1
Views: 3819

Re: "Fainting Lover" Sennett/Educational 1931

Hope you guys don't mind if I answer my own question. The "Honeymoon" song in "Fainting Lover" is actually a shortened title. It was originally composed by songwriter Joseph Howard in 1907. The tune was called, "The Waning Honeymoon." It was part of a musical called &qu...
by Bill Cassara
Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:21 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Laurel and Hardy Cookbook
Replies: 1
Views: 1725

Laurel and Hardy Cookbook

Hi folks, On behalf of the Sacramento (Sons of the Desert) tent, they have put together a fundraiser book called, "You Sure Know How To Plan a Meal." All proceeds go toward their hosting of the international Laurel and Hardy convention this June at Sacramento. You can obtain more informati...
by Bill Cassara
Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:31 am
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: The Ever-Popular Mae Busch
Replies: 4
Views: 3483

Re: The Ever-Popular Mae Busch

Thank you for posting this Andrew. A great insight of our Mae. I hope in my lifetime someone will roll up their sleeves and write a book about Mae's life and career. Her early death and later films are void of details.
by Bill Cassara
Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:33 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Behind the scenes still at the Hal Roach Studio
Replies: 20
Views: 10451

Re: Behind the scenes still at the Hal Roach Studio

The guy standing with the hankerchef looks to me like Bobby Dunn. Not sure when he came on board w/ Roach, but it looks like him.
by Bill Cassara
Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:58 am
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: "Fainting Lover" Sennett/Educational 1931
Replies: 1
Views: 3819

"Fainting Lover" Sennett/Educational 1931

In the short "Fainting Lover," Vernon Dent sings and dances to a song "Honeymoon." The exact title, I'm not sure about. There must be hundreds of songs with Honeymoon in it, so I am hoping someone familiar with the film can confirm the number he sings. It seems to me to be an est...
by Bill Cassara
Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:36 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: A Chapter From My Upcoming Book on Glenn Tryon
Replies: 9
Views: 6455

Re: A Chapter From My Upcoming Book on Glenn Tryon

Just saw "Dragnet Patrol" tonight for the first time. It starred Glenn Tryon in a good role as a boot legger. It also featured Vernon Dent as his friend "Cookie." Vernon is more of a mug in this one than Walter Long, who is also in this flick.