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by Tommie Hicks
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE ROUND-UP starring Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle
Replies: 10
Views: 1495

Re: THE ROUND-UP starring Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle

Were the two Keystone half-reelers A BANDIT and PEEPING PETE derived from paper prints? If so, many paper print silent comedies at the LOC will rival film in future restorations.
I was surprised to find out that those two films were filmed in Tijuanna.
by Tommie Hicks
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: BRING HOME THE TURKEY (1927) Our Gang
Replies: 4
Views: 560

Re: BRING HOME THE TURKEY (1927) Our Gang

This seems to be the most brutal of any Hal Roach comedy I've seen. Is Theodore Roberts "Warthead?"
by Tommie Hicks
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Silent film or Vaudeville Comedians? Please ID this photo.
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: Silent film or Vaudeville Comedians? Please ID this photo.

Could this be a double exposure of the same man?
by Tommie Hicks
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Lige Conley-Jimmie Adams short
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Re: Lige Conley-Jimmie Adams short

This is THE STEEPLECHASER (1922). Its an all star Educational with Cliff Bowes and Spencer Bell also. This is an Italian re-issue that added a soundtrack and they did a pretty good job with it. Lige Conley remade this at Fox in 1927 and named the remake, drum roll......THE STEEPLECHASER.
by Tommie Hicks
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Okay-----NOW!: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME ONE 1930-31
Replies: 21
Views: 5165

Re: Okay-----NOW!: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME ONE 1930-31

One thing I noticed: In ALL TEED UP is that Chase's voice dubbed over soda jerk Harry Bowen?
by Tommie Hicks
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: Book ID requested
Replies: 3
Views: 932

Re: Book ID requested

I have just ordered a copy off ebay and I'll report back. I was Laurel and Hardy centrist then, the only silent comedies I cared about were L&H. A couple of years later thanks Kerr's book THE SILENT CLOWNS, pizza parlors, and The Flick theater in Denver when I obtained my driver's license change...
by Tommie Hicks
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: Book ID requested
Replies: 3
Views: 932

Re: Book ID requested

Thanks to Jim Roots who Id'd the book for me as YESTERDAY'S CLOWNS by Frank Manchel.
by Tommie Hicks
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Death of Lonesome Luke
Replies: 6
Views: 877

Re: The Death of Lonesome Luke

Some of the early "glass" films were advertised as Lonesome Lukes. CYNICISM ALERT! In 1943 one of Lloyd's film vaults caught fire. It was the vault that contained mostly Lonesome Luke comedies. I speculate that Lloyd bought these negatives from Roach to keep them out of public view despite...
by Tommie Hicks
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: Book ID requested
Replies: 3
Views: 932

Book ID requested

I would like to know the title and author of a silent comedy book that appeared in the 70's. I haven't seen it since. The book was a 5X7 hardback, not too thick. It had chapters of various silent comedians with a full page photo of each. I remember the photos of Max Linder "shushing", Mabe...
by Tommie Hicks
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Final Screen Appearance of Marcel Perez
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Re: Final Screen Appearance of Marcel Perez

This segment was hard to watch. No one could ever accuse Perez of not having a work ethic.