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by Michael J Hayde
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: OLD TIME RADIO
Topic: Jack Benny's 10 Longest Laughs
Replies: 0
Views: 1483

Jack Benny's 10 Longest Laughs

It appears laughs will be scarce this holiday season, so here's a modest remedy. This is a presentation I gave for the Metropolitan Washington Old-Time Radio Club a few months ago over Zoom. Have a listen to the Ten Longest Laughs from Benny's long-running radio show, as clocked by the head of jackb...
by Michael J Hayde
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: 8mm Billy Franey ("Too Many Cops" Carnival Films)
Replies: 4
Views: 813

Re: 8mm Billy Franey ("Too Many Cops" Carnival Films)

Thank you, Richard!

Michael
by Michael J Hayde
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: 8mm Billy Franey ("Too Many Cops" Carnival Films)
Replies: 4
Views: 813

8mm Billy Franey ("Too Many Cops" Carnival Films)

Here's one I picked up on eBay last week. It's 3 minutes of flirtatious Billy Franey, but we don't have the genuine title. I'm sure someone's got this on 16mm! Reelcraft? O'Conor? Inquiring minds want to know....

https://youtu.be/kVkaudnXKTM

Enjoy!

Michael
by Michael J Hayde
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: ATLAS FILMS 8MM COLLECTING FOR THE FINANCIALLY IMPAIRED
Replies: 3
Views: 2485

Re: ATLAS FILMS 8MM COLLECTING FOR THE FINANCIALLY IMPAIRED

Thank you very much, Richard, for both the kind words and the identification. And with that, all three of the under-identifieds have been ID'd: 1) A HORSE ON BARNEY (Darmour, 1929) 2) THIS WAY OUT (Arrow-Mirthquake, 1924). Available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80W_leIffEM 3) RESTLESS...
by Michael J Hayde
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Allright, we'll try this again.........
Replies: 11
Views: 8651

Re: Allright, we'll try this again.........

Looking forward to raising a rumpus (and not just one little rump) when this is ready for pre-order!

Michael
by Michael J Hayde
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: Hal Roach Studios Query
Replies: 3
Views: 16408

Re: Hal Roach Studios Query

Richard, Regarding the late L&H silents, I was wondering if LIBERTY (1929) was reissued by Film Classics. There are frames from title cards with typical FC lettering and background design, sans MGM trademarks, displayed here: http://www.lordheath.com/menu1_167.html If not from FC, do you know th...
by Michael J Hayde
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Well blow me down with an anchovy.
Replies: 14
Views: 16612

Re: Well blow me down with an anchovy.

After reading early reports that the animosity between Stan and Babe were underplayed and only marginally figured into the plot, I was surprised that the emotional arc of the whole damn film hinged on their mutual antagonism. I fear there may be spoilers ahead, so if you haven't seen it yet and wan...
by Michael J Hayde
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Well blow me down with an anchovy.
Replies: 14
Views: 16612

Re: Well blow me down with an anchovy.

One of the Godfathers and I saw the film Saturday night at the AFI Silver. There's a lot wrong with it. There's a lot right with it. Probably more of the former than the latter, depending on your L&H IQ. It's a film made for a general audience by a bunch of folks who clearly loved L&H, and e...
by Michael J Hayde
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Martin & Lewis: Subject of my new book
Replies: 1
Views: 9860

Re: Martin & Lewis: Subject of my new book

Greenbriar Picture Shows weighs in on Martin & Lewis, and SIDE BY SIDE:
http://greenbriarpictureshows.blogspot. ... s-now.html
by Michael J Hayde
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Martin & Lewis: Subject of my new book
Replies: 1
Views: 9860

Martin & Lewis: Subject of my new book

Just released today: SIDE BY SIDE: Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis on TV and Radio , published by BearManor. Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis were the most successful comedy team of the 20th century, but if you’ve only seen them in movies, you haven’t really seen them. For years their only legacy was 16 ...