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by Robert Moulton
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Is Spencer Bell G. Howe Black?
Replies: 9
Views: 8772

Re: Is Spencer Bell G. Howe Black?

I have Barnes' autobiography packed away somewhere, I'll see if it has any info on Mchenry. The earliest I see him with Barnes is 1917. There are ads in Billboard in 1920 trying to get Mchenry to rehire with Sidney Rink as a 'mule rider'. Rink was an animal trainer for Barnes at various times and de...
by Robert Moulton
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Is Spencer Bell G. Howe Black?
Replies: 9
Views: 8772

Re: Is Spencer Bell G. Howe Black?

Is this the Curtis McHenry you're looking for? I don't know him well enough for a visual id. I thought this could be a contender as he's in Los Angeles, and seems to be doing non cinema work at this period (1929). The person in this image also seems to be the Curtiss McHenry who was a comedian with ...
by Robert Moulton
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Yes Virginia, there's gonna be a Charley Chase Roach Talkie set
Replies: 14
Views: 19476

Re: Yes Virginia, there's gonna be a Charley Chase Roach Talkie set

A fantastic announcement! I've been hoping for this for years, thanks for making it happen.
by Robert Moulton
Fri May 19, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: New book on vaudeville career of Marx Brothers - October pub
Replies: 3
Views: 6676

Re: New book on vaudeville career of Marx Brothers - October pub

Just a heads up that Rob Bader appears this week on Gilbert Gottfried's May 15 Podcast . It's ninety minutes long and moves along rather well since the two interviewers know the subject fairly well themselves and examine more than just the usual questions. Then again since this is Gilbert, he occasi...
by Robert Moulton
Tue May 16, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: American Cornball: A Laffopedic Guide to the Formerly Funny
Replies: 2
Views: 9864

Re: American Cornball: A Laffopedic Guide to the Formerly Funny

Late to the game but I'll give this an endorsement too. I've had it for about a year and a half and never tire of flipping thru it. Very thorough. I especially like the discussion of the living room couch as scene for romantic encounters.
by Robert Moulton
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Nitwittery: WHEN COMEDY WAS KING
Replies: 31
Views: 29578

Re: Nitrateville Nitwittery: WHEN COMEDY WAS KING

3,000! That makes me even more appreciative of the effort/risk people are putting into these releases. I saw Mack Sennett on an episode of Kovacs' Take A Good Look this morning and when they showed some fuzzy washed out clips it made me think about how lucky we are with the quality of what comes out...
by Robert Moulton
Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: New book on vaudeville career of Marx Brothers - October pub
Replies: 3
Views: 6676

Re: New book on vaudeville career of Marx Brothers - October pub

The book has published and an initial review in the Wall Street Journal has caused Amazon's entire stock to sell out. In the mean time you can order directly from the publisher at a reduced price of $25 via this website set up for the book. It's worth checking the site out just to see the photo of t...
by Robert Moulton
Sat Oct 01, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: New book on vaudeville career of Marx Brothers - October pub
Replies: 3
Views: 6676

Re: New book on vaudeville career of Marx Brothers - October pub

It's finally happening, the book publishes on October 15. Here's a website with some info on the book . Check out the Who's Who section, it has some pictures of people you may have heard about for years but have never seen a photo of. The section also introduces two new performers who worked with th...
by Robert Moulton
Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: EVERETT TRUE BREAKS INTO THE MOVIES (1917) Bobbie Bolder
Replies: 2
Views: 3771

Re: EVERETT TRUE BREAKS INTO THE MOVIES (1917) Bobbie Bolder

Very interesting. The character is based on a comic strip that I never heard of and ran from about 1905 thru 1927. I looked up some examples and it seemed to use exactly one joke repeated daily for 20+ years: Everett is offended by someone lacking in some area and beats them up. https://s15.postimg....
by Robert Moulton
Fri May 06, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: New book on vaudeville career of Marx Brothers - October pub
Replies: 3
Views: 6676

New book on vaudeville career of Marx Brothers - October pub

Coming this October the most in depth look at the Marx Brothers' stage career, as we'll likely ever get: http://press.library.northwestern.edu/content/four-three-musketeers Author is Rob Bader, who released the multi disc Marx Brothers on TV set two years ago. And was also the editor of a Groucho an...