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by Yair Solan
Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Bristol Slapstick Festival - The Gems / Highlights
Replies: 15
Views: 6933

Re: Bristol Slapstick Festival - The Gems / Highlights

Yeah I agree, looking at the screen caps, it's definitely not CHASING HUSBANDS and on second look it does seem to be Paul Parrott. You can see Charley sans mustache in POWDER AND SMOKE and this looks more like Paul Parrott rather than Charles Parrott....
by Yair Solan
Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Bristol Slapstick Festival - The Gems / Highlights
Replies: 15
Views: 6933

Re: Bristol Slapstick Festival - The Gems / Highlights

Hi Yair Yes, it must have been Chasing Husbands. Although DW introduced it as THE PERFECT LADY, it didn't look like a 1924 Chase style. And when Kalla Pasha appeared, I had serious doubts! Unfortunately, I believe only 1 reel has been found.... THE PERFECT LADY is a one-reeler, so if it's missing a...
by Yair Solan
Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Bristol Slapstick Festival - The Gems / Highlights
Replies: 15
Views: 6933

Re: Bristol Slapstick Festival - The Gems / Highlights

Sounds like a great event - thanks for the roundup, Dave. The rarities program must have been terrific - WHEN KNIGHTS WERE COLD was previously screened at Slapsticon and it brought the house down, easily one of Stan Laurel's best solo comedies. And was the rediscovered Charley Chase short CHASING HU...
by Yair Solan
Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Katherine Grant
Replies: 7
Views: 4081

Katherine Grant

Hello all, I've added a short piece on Katherine Grant to my Chase site written by researcher Bill Cappello, who was able to uncover a bit more information on the elusive Ms. Grant, best known for her appearances in numerous Hal Roach comedies of the '20s with Charley Chase and Stan Laurel: http://c...
by Yair Solan
Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "Run 'Em Ragged" (1920) with Snub Pollard
Replies: 5
Views: 3007

Re: "Run 'Em Ragged" (1920) with Snub Pollard

RUN 'EM RAGGED will run at SLAPSTICON 2011. Either in ROB'S RARITIES or elsewhere during the weekend. Rob, it has only been a couple of days since the conclusion of SLAPSTICON 2010 and you're already making me anticipate the '11 edition. This is great news - the more Snub, the better. I'm assuming ...
by Yair Solan
Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "Run 'Em Ragged" (1920) with Snub Pollard
Replies: 5
Views: 3007

Re: "Run 'Em Ragged" (1920) with Snub Pollard

Yair - Here's the review from the Moving Picture World, 21 Aug 1920: "The knockabout scenes are taken for the most part in a park, where Snub and a fat friend get in trouble with pursuing cops. Snub gets out on the lake in a boat with no bottom and two of the cops jump through it from a high b...
by Yair Solan
Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "Run 'Em Ragged" (1920) with Snub Pollard
Replies: 5
Views: 3007

"Run 'Em Ragged" (1920) with Snub Pollard

Does anyone have any information on "Run 'Em Ragged", the 1920 Snub Pollard short that was part of the cache of silent films recently uncovered in New Zealand? IMDb suggests it was directed by Charles Parrott, but as we know that site is not always 100% accurate. Does a synopsis (or credit...
by Yair Solan
Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: Down on the Farm Sheet Music
Replies: 7
Views: 5763

Re: Down on the Farm Sheet Music

I double-checked Brian Anthony's Chase bio and he does include at least some of the lyrics from "Down on the Farm (They All Ask for You)" (p.54-55): Down on the farm, they all feel blue Every day, in every way, they all ask for you Sister and Ma, brother and Pa Even the mule, with his old ...
by Yair Solan
Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: Down on the Farm Sheet Music
Replies: 7
Views: 5763

Re: Down on the Farm Sheet Music

Apparently this song is featured in the animated film BARNYARD (2006) where it's performed by Kevin James and the North Mississippi Allstars. Can't say I've seen this movie, but the fact that this song was resuscitated 80+ years after it was written is pretty amazing.
by Yair Solan
Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Hank Mann/ Charley Chase still identified.
Replies: 7
Views: 4772

Re: Hank Mann/ Charley Chase still identified.

Calling Yair Solan! A few months ago on that other minor silent comics newsgroup we were trying to identify a still of a Hank Mann Arrow comedy that had Mann, Madge Kirby, Charley Chase, and Vernon Dent dressed in medieval garb. Well, another still from the film turned up on ebay and the title of t...