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by Robert Moulton
Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Clowns
Replies: 17
Views: 19042

Re: Clowns

Very interesting to watch these side by side. I'm assuming these two different language versions were done the same way as say Laurel and Hardy did multiple languages of the same film. The camera setups vary and for a bit I thought scenes without language were of the same actual performance shot fro...
by Robert Moulton
Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: WHEN CLUBS ARE TRUMPS (1917) Harold Lloyd
Replies: 8
Views: 8665

Re: WHEN CLUBS ARE TRUMPS (1917) Harold Lloyd

For those interested, here's Mr Voorhees' Draft Registration card from June 05, 1917:

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... cc=1968530

I was hoping to see height but it is not listed. His occupation is Moving Picture Actor for Rolin Film Co at 406 Court St
by Robert Moulton
Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: MACK SENNETT COLLECTION COMMENTARY TRACKS and ERRATA
Replies: 14
Views: 12636

Re: MACK SENNETT COLLECTION COMMENTARY TRACKS and ERRATA

A great set, unbelievably crisp images! Like someone said elsewhere, now you notice things you did not notice before. I hadn't noticed before that in The Dentist you can see that the daughter has a pair of ice tongs above her bed. I imagine I could see it (now) in other editions but it has never lea...
by Robert Moulton
Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: MARX BROTHER TV COLLECTION Review
Replies: 14
Views: 20288

Re: MARX BROTHER TV COLLECTION Review

Gary - Thanks for the explanation about the running gag of stars not appearing. I haven't listened to enough of these shows to catch on that. The state these shows exist in make them hard to listen to (and for me anyways, the 'comedy' in these early shows makes them hard to listen to, the glory days...
by Robert Moulton
Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: MARX BROTHER TV COLLECTION Review
Replies: 14
Views: 20288

Re: MARX BROTHER TV COLLECTION Review

Who knows what other on-air gems we are missing out on today? The surviving broadcast of THE CIRCLE is indeed a great show, and the other great surviving thirties broadcasts have to include the one and a half surviving episodes of FLYWHEEL, SHYSTER AND FLYWHEEL, their 1933 NBC show that became the ...
by Robert Moulton
Sun Aug 03, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: MARX BROTHER TV COLLECTION Review
Replies: 14
Views: 20288

Re: MARX BROTHER TV COLLECTION Review

The New York Times gets in on the act:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/03/movie ... spots.html
by Robert Moulton
Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:46 pm
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: MARX BROTHER TV COLLECTION Review
Replies: 14
Views: 20288

Re: MARX BROTHER TV COLLECTION Review

The live bits stand out for me, Chico and Harpo doing their 40 year old four handed piano routine is my favourite so far. Chico is full of an energy I usually don't associate with him. The act is even updated to include a Harry Truman reference and it certainly beats the version done ten years earli...
by Robert Moulton
Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Charlie Case and The Fatal Glass of Beer
Replies: 2
Views: 5896

Re: Charlie Case and The Fatal Glass of Beer

Charlie Case's obit from the December 01 1916 Variety:

http://archive.org/stream/variety45-1916-12#page/n12/mode/1up

He's listed as a having an albino mother and Irish father.
by Robert Moulton
Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Scott Eyman's John Wayne Book
Replies: 5
Views: 7227

Re: Scott Eyman's John Wayne Book

It got a two page review in the New York Times this past weekend (by Peter Bogdanovich):

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/30/books ... .html?_r=0
by Robert Moulton
Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Toto
Replies: 6
Views: 5740

Re: Toto

A December 1917 ad for The Movie Dummy

http://archive.org/stream/variety49-191 ... 0/mode/1up