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by Rob King
Sun May 19, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Clowns
Replies: 17
Views: 18179

Re: Clowns

Re. Educational: granted that the Grand National fiasco was the death-dealing blow. But I wonder whether the distribution deal with Fox perhaps failed to yield the kind of advantages that Hammons had presumably expected - specifically, the kind of access to top-of-the-line first-run theaters that Ed...
by Rob King
Sun May 19, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Clowns
Replies: 17
Views: 18179

Re: Clowns

Following on from Ulli's point: were there other comedians who followed Étaix's passage from film comedy to circus? I was posed this question a few months ago and didn't have a satisfactory answer. I pointed to Buster Keaton's circus appearances in France in the 1940s, touched on Poodles Hanneford a...
by Rob King
Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Stooges Scrapbook
Replies: 3
Views: 4978

Re: The Stooges Scrapbook

Thanks for this information, Richard and Richard. So it looks as though The Spain Mutiny doesn't really circulate at all, then? I suppose that's as good an argument as any for showing up for Slapsticon early: I never arrive in time to catch all of Paul's Thursday night shows.
by Rob King
Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Stooges Scrapbook
Replies: 3
Views: 4978

The Stooges Scrapbook

Dear Mafiosi: A request for some Stooges-related help: does anyone know if the cartoon segments from “The Stooges Scrapbook” (1960 TV pilot) circulate anywhere? I see that a couple of people have posted the live-action segments (subsequently reworked into Three Stooges in Orbit) on Youtube. I know v...
by Rob King
Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: Film Flashes: Wit & Wisdom of a Nation (Judge, 1916)
Replies: 6
Views: 7697

Re: Film Flashes: Wit & Wisdom of a Nation (Judge, 1916)

Actually, I think the whole thing is online at archive.org. Is this it?
http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924075696165
by Rob King
Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: SLAPSTICON 2010 to unveil lost and unknown Chaplin Film
Replies: 35
Views: 28686

Re: SLAPSTICON 2010 to unveil lost and unknown Chaplin Film

Let me add my voice, too, to the chorus of thanks to the organizers. It’s a real testimony to Slapsticon’s ever-growing popularity and success that the bar seems set so ridiculously high, year after year. To be able to watch a Chaplin film that hasn’t been seen in nigh-on 90 years, and to do so with...
by Rob King
Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: DON'T DIVORCE HIM (1931) ???
Replies: 3
Views: 4426

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

Don't know if this helps any, but the plot description of Don't Divorce Him in Motion Picture Herald (5/2/31, 46) reads: "Clyde Cook almost loses his job when, as the clerk in the office of a divorce lawyer, he persuades women to return to their husbands, while the boss is out. He is given a ch...
by Rob King
Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Availability of Sennett Educationals
Replies: 5
Views: 5478

Re: Availability of Sennett Educationals

Thanks, Rob. And thanks, Brent (congrats, too, on the Sennett book - I'm waiting to see how long it takes for a four-pound book to make it through Canadian customs!). I'm downloading both of these films now. Steve Massa showed me The Bees' Buzz last year. The Old Barn I've never seen. Judging from s...
by Rob King
Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Availability of Sennett Educationals
Replies: 5
Views: 5478

Re: Availability of Sennett Educationals

Thanks again, Richard. I guess I'll schedule an LoC trip ca. the upcoming Slapsticon.
by Rob King
Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Availability of Sennett Educationals
Replies: 5
Views: 5478

Availability of Sennett Educationals

Brent's book might have the answer to this, but while I wait for McFarland to ferry my copy up to Toronto, I thought I'd post here. Does anyone know which of Sennett's Educationals are available on DVD/VHS? I'm looking in particular for The Lion's Roar, but also for some of the early Gribbon-Clyde p...