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by Joe Migliore
Sun Dec 25, 2011 2:52 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Annual Happy Holidays Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 4198

Re: The Annual Happy Holidays Thread

As I look back at Christmases past, I recognize that many of the people on this board had a hand in getting rare comedies under my tree in the form of easily accessible DVDs. I want to thank you all for those efforts, and wish you the best in 2012. Now I must go; it is nearly time to open my Christm...
by Joe Migliore
Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:55 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection
Replies: 6
Views: 6782

Re: Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection

I've got this all figured out: If I catch anyone breaking out of the package to procure the mortgage to Mother Peep's shoe, they will have to perform "The Barber Of Seville" in my opera house, or beg for coins on the street.
by Joe Migliore
Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection
Replies: 6
Views: 6782

Re: Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection

Thanks for posting that information, Chris; it's making me hungrier. My set actually arrived, but I'm forbidden to open it until Christmas morning. It's going to be a long couple of months.
by Joe Migliore
Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: Lost Lloyd Shorts
Replies: 6
Views: 12515

Re: Lost Lloyd Shorts

Thank you, gentlemen, for weighing in on this. Well, a baker's dozen are no longer missing, and likely others will come to light. As all of these films run a single reel in duration, I'm guessing that favors their odds of turning up somewhere in a small gauge.
by Joe Migliore
Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:56 am
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: Lost Lloyd Shorts
Replies: 6
Views: 12515

Lost Lloyd Shorts

By my count, there are nearly thirty titles missing from Harold Lloyd's post-Luke canon. Chances are, however, that my information is antiquated, and it is more than likely that some of these films have been located. If there are any titles below no longer presumed lost, and you are so inclined, ple...
by Joe Migliore
Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Blue Collar Buster & Silents Please: The Great Comedians
Replies: 3
Views: 2709

Re: Blue Collar Buster & Silents Please: The Great Comedians

Paul, you are a dynamo! The Keaton set alone will prove to be an important historical document, I'm sure, as well as an entertaining one, of course. Looking at the other irons you've got in the fire, I'm betting they will all share that honour. Speaking for myself, and presumably other members of th...
by Joe Migliore
Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:37 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Keaton's "ZEPPED"
Replies: 3
Views: 2095

Re: Keaton's "ZEPPED"

This is arguably the most important find since Abbott & Costello's CHAMPS OF THE CHASE turned up at 38 seperate yard sales in a single weekend.
by Joe Migliore
Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Langdon's Vaudville Act
Replies: 7
Views: 3918

Re: Langdon's Vaudville Act

With several of his films still missing, who can say with absolute certainty that he didn't? Remember, before DUCK SOUP was located, many people wondered why it took Roach so long to "team" Laurel & Hardy. Perhaps he shot "Johnny's New Car" for Sol Lesser, or maybe that's the...
by Joe Migliore
Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Lehrman's Keystone Films, Revisited
Replies: 8
Views: 4304

Re: Lehrman's Keystone Films, Revisited

Rob Farr wrote: Kind of like counting the pages in all the editions of the Bible going back to the Dead Sea Scrolls and publishing a paper with the thesis that the Bible expands or contracts depending on whether or not God is mad at us. That is a great analogy, Rob! I feel bad for the guy earnestly ...
by Joe Migliore
Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: Arthur Stone
Replies: 4
Views: 8303

Re: Arthur Stone

That is truly welcome news, Richard! I know I'm not the only one looking forward to that book, and if it's out by Christmas it will be the perfect gift for anyone who would have attended Slapsticon. I figured you probably would have screened the extant Stone films, but I'll see if I can't find that ...