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by Tommie Hicks
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Unknown Lloyd Hamilton Clips
Replies: 7
Views: 1250

Re: Unknown Lloyd Hamilton Clips

Just wanted to say that long clip of Monty Banks from FOB Africa is a gem. - SteveR The dog coming after Monty in the street seems unscripted, making the scene an actuality. I've seen a couple of other silent comedies where unscripted dogs come at the comedian during the scene, usually on a street ...
by Tommie Hicks
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: LISTEN LENA (1927) Al St. John, Clem Beauchamp
Replies: 1
Views: 883

Re: LISTEN LENA (1927) Al St. John, Clem Beauchamp

Has the fat man been identified? I would say Jean Havez but he was in the grave when this was made. Can you imagine being arrested for wearing pajamas in public? In Charleston West Virginia in the teens one would receive a $5 fine for not wearing a hat outdoors. Now one can see nearly naked people i...
by Tommie Hicks
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Larry Semon DVDs
Replies: 11
Views: 3006

Re: Larry Semon DVDs

Does anyone know what happened to Rohauer's collection of Semon films? I seem to remember he had most of the Vitagraph two-reelers. I would love to have THE AGENT on bluray. @David P.: Is buying a region 1 bluray player from Amazon US an option? Will American bluray players operate with British home...
by Tommie Hicks
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Eddie Cline an alcoholic?
Replies: 2
Views: 1011

Eddie Cline an alcoholic?

Here's something I've been wanting to ask youse guys for a while: was Eddie Cline a drinker? In the book GAG MAN by Matthew Deesem on page 228 Dessem states that Eddie Cline drank himself to death. Alcohol was the main lubricant for silent film comedy, some silent film comedians and directors drank ...
by Tommie Hicks
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: ATOLL K coming to blu-ray from the BFI
Replies: 7
Views: 2697

Re: ATOLL K coming to blu-ray from the BFI

This L&H Bluray is NOT an " All Region " disc as advertised. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07JG786KX/ UPDATE: Friends are telling me this British Universal release does not contain High Def Transfers of these films, merely up conversions of standard def transfers. What an opportunity lo...
by Tommie Hicks
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HIS DAY OUT (1918) Billy West (foreign version)
Replies: 6
Views: 3058

Re: HIS DAY OUT (1918) Billy Wwst (foreign version)

I wonder how Fay felt working with the original Chaplin one month and working with a phony Chaplin in another month.
by Tommie Hicks
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: ATOLL K coming to blu-ray from the BFI
Replies: 7
Views: 2697

Re: ATOLL K coming to blu-ray from the BFI

Hmmmm...More L&H Blu-ray:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07JG786KX/

The ad says all regions.

Also a little bird told me all the Fox features will be released in a Bluray set in January.
by Tommie Hicks
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: ATOLL K coming to blu-ray from the BFI
Replies: 7
Views: 2697

Re: ATOLL K coming to blu-ray from the BFI

Are the bonus materials in HD?