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by Phil Posner
Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Silent Comedies with Scenes in Movie Theaters
Replies: 5
Views: 3863

Re: Silent Comedies with Scenes in Movie Theaters

A Film Johnnie
Those Love Pangs
by Phil Posner
Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Whatever happened to Gene Marsh?
Replies: 2
Views: 2890

Re: Whatever happened to Gene Marsh?

Excellent work, Andrew. Here's a modest piece I wrote for my website about a year ago:
http://www.philposner.com/gene_marsh.htm
by Phil Posner
Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE MACK SENNETT COLLECTION - V.1 Content List
Replies: 6
Views: 3334

Re: THE MACK SENNETT COLLECTION - V.1 Content List

Alright! A great assortment. Can't wait!
by Phil Posner
Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: What Happened to Kalton C. Lahue
Replies: 12
Views: 7858

Re: What Happened to Kalton C. Lahue

Although Lahue's books weren't the first books I read on silent film (Daniel Blum's book "The Pictorial History of the Silent Screen" was the first one that grabbed me), his books were and are invaluable in my work on the Chaplin Keystones. I was lucky enough to find a used copy of his &qu...
by Phil Posner
Sun Nov 24, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: C.K. Comedies question
Replies: 11
Views: 6569

Re: C.K. Comedies question

I have absolutely nothing to add to everyone's detective work here but is that Peggy Pearce (or any of her various monickers) as the gal Chester Conklin flirts with at the opening of BETWEEN SHOWERS (14)? No, it's not Pearce. David Robinson (from Mitry) credits Sadie Lampe as Conklin's girlfriend i...
by Phil Posner
Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: C.K. Comedies question
Replies: 11
Views: 6569

Re: C.K. Comedies question

Thanks Richard. Have a look at the complete article that used to be on my website. There are more pictures of the actress and another version of the above Carruthers picture. Let me know if this changes anything. http://www.philposner.com/xhelenc.htm
by Phil Posner
Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: C.K. Comedies question
Replies: 11
Views: 6569

Re: C.K. Comedies question

The actress who plays the pretty patient in Laughing Gas, for instance, in addition to sixteen or so others. Through the years she was mis-identified as Norma Nichols, Gene Marsh, Minta Durfee and even Rhea Mitchell. A few years ago David Kiehn and Brent Walker found a newspaper article about an act...
by Phil Posner
Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: C.K. Comedies question
Replies: 11
Views: 6569

C.K. Comedies question

Are any of the CK (Kriterion) comedies still extant? Some feature comedienne Peggy Paige, who has been posited as Chaplin's Keystone co-star in many of his films there. Specifically these films: When You and I Were Young (1915) The Unloaded 45 (1915) Oh, Those Kids (1915) Capturing Stella (1915) His...
by Phil Posner
Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Who is this with Chaplin?
Replies: 8
Views: 5482

Re: Who is this with Chaplin?

Kate Guyonvarch of the Chaplin estate got back to me with a news clipping that captions the photo as CC with Tom Davies, Manager of Western Imports, who handled the distribution of CC films in Britain.
by Phil Posner
Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:37 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Who is this with Chaplin?
Replies: 8
Views: 5482

Re: Who is this with Chaplin?

Ian Elliot wrote:I think this is Henry Russell Wakefield, Bishop of Birmingham. There's another shot from his visit with Chaplin & Co. here.


Thanks Ian, that looks extremely close.