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by Michael J Hayde
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Over an Hour of Known and Unknown Silent Comedy Clips
Replies: 4
Views: 1245

Re: Over an Hour of Known and Unknown Silent Comedy Clips

Finally, I get to be John Bengtson! That first Bobby Dunn comedy scene was shot on the 5900 block of Franklin Avenue, between Tamarind and Bronson. When Myra and I lived on Beachwood Drive, we would walk past this area many, many times to get groceries at the Albertson's on the other side of Bronson...
by Michael J Hayde
Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "Just Neighbors" - a Toots & Casper cut-down
Replies: 1
Views: 749

"Just Neighbors" - a Toots & Casper cut-down

This is an Atlas Films cut-down (catalog #K-12) of a so-far unidentified Toots & Casper short from 1928-29. Anyone have a clue as to what it's from?

https://youtu.be/R0TImMVY1xU

Thanks,
Michael
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: 3515

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: 1478

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: 1478

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: 3027

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: 9916

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: 18308

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: 18121

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: 18121

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...