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by Paul F Etcheverry
Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:30 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: George Jessel?
Replies: 21
Views: 14038

Re: George Jessel?

Another Jack Douglas tome (I don't know if this one is with or without His Wife Reiko) for reading pleasure:
http://www.amazon.com/My-Brother-was-Only-Child/dp/0671812319/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1281067817&sr=1-1
by Paul F Etcheverry
Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: George Jessel?
Replies: 21
Views: 14038

Re: George Jessel?

I remember Jack Douglas and Reiko - who very likely sat next to Joey Heatherton and Charlie Callas on The Merv Griffin Show couch - and that scares me! Haven't found a clip of them yet, but here's one of Jessel:

by Paul F Etcheverry
Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:41 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: George Jessel?
Replies: 21
Views: 14038

Re: George Jessel?

There's a Jessel film on the Paramount Comedy Shorts DVD http://www.amazon.com/Paramount-Comedy-Shorts-1929-Cavalcade/dp/B000CR7RAM/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1280904615&sr=1-2 . Haven't seen it. While aware that Jessel was a huge star of vaudeville (and buddy of such showbiz luminarie...
by Paul F Etcheverry
Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:41 am
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Presenting NICKELODIA #3
Replies: 3
Views: 3336

Re: Presenting NICKELODIA #3

Chris - any chance you'll bring a few copies to Niles?
by Paul F Etcheverry
Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Roberts on the Radio
Replies: 4
Views: 3194

Re: Roberts on the Radio

Thanks, Richard! I am much enjoying listening to the interview now. Robert knows his stuff and is the man regarding movie, television and animation soundtrack music. He is also the host and co-founder of the KFJC Psychotronix Film Festival, in which silent and early talkie comedy shorts and cartoons...
by Paul F Etcheverry
Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Classic Comedy At Niles
Replies: 2
Views: 2730

Re: Classic Comedy At Niles

I can substitute another two-reeler for RED NOSES. What I'd really like to find is STORY CONFERENCE, the Lillian Roth Vitaphone short in which she sings "Little Alimony Sal".
by Paul F Etcheverry
Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Classic Comedy At Niles
Replies: 2
Views: 2730

Classic Comedy At Niles

Friday February 5, 2010 At The Edison Theatre, in the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum 37417 Niles Blvd., Fremont, CA 94536: 510 494-1511 Showtime: 8:30 P.M. Admission $12 general, $10 for museum members I'm producing another "Pre-Code Follies" at Niles with Kitten On The Keys, as last yea...
by Paul F Etcheverry
Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Some Paramount Sound Comedies
Replies: 15
Views: 16119

Re: Some Paramount Sound Comedies

Nice work, Frank!

Haven't seen the following DVD, but it does feature some lesser known Paramount one-reelers and two-reelers.
http://www.amazon.com/Paramount-Comedy- ... 882&sr=8-1
by Paul F Etcheverry
Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "The last roundup" for silent comedians?
Replies: 22
Views: 12028

Re: "The last roundup" for silent comedians?

If you haven't seen the John Wayne vehicle In Old California (1942), check it out for a hilarious turn by Edgar Kennedy.
by Paul F Etcheverry
Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: BECOMING CHARLEY CHASE Review
Replies: 15
Views: 14288

Re: BECOMING CHARLEY CHASE Review

Note the following Becoming Charley Chase reviews from Amazon. The first was written by Paul Mular, who is as conversant with silent and early sound comedy films as anyone I know in my neck of the woods (Northern California). http://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Charley-Chase/product-reviews/B002A2B348/re...