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by Cole Johnson
Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Silent Shorts With Holiday themes
Replies: 10
Views: 5723

Re: Silent Shorts With Holiday themes

Hello, Gary, and all----Another Christmas-themed silent comedy that makes the rounds is SNOOKUM'S MERRY CHRISTMAS, a 1926 entry in Universal's NEWLYWEDS AND THEIR BABY SERIES. Among the presents given are a toy ironing board for a Chinese kid, and a stuffed chicken for a blak kid! ---HAPPY NEW YEAR!...
by Cole Johnson
Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Some Paramount Sound Comedies
Replies: 15
Views: 14933

Re: Some Paramount Sound Comedies

Hello, everyone---Here's another Christie talkie to add to the "existing" list: At least reel two of HOT LEMONADE (29), with Johnny Arthur, Louise Fazenda, and Walter Hiers. ----Cole Johnson.
by Cole Johnson
Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Under the Radar
Replies: 16
Views: 8957

Re: Under the Radar

My two cents-- I agree with Tommie that the mystery Harry Sweet is likely a Fox comedy. Cleverly presented sight gags, dangerous stunting, and bizarre situations (Harry follows an angelic muse out the window of a tall building) and a high budget seem closer to a Sunshine than your average Universal,...
by Cole Johnson
Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Ed Wynn introduces "Silent Television"
Replies: 13
Views: 6843

Re: Ed Wynn introduces "Silent Television"

In an article in the Los Angeles Times on the day of Wynn's "Keystone Kops" show, (6-15-50), the cast is given as Chester Conklin, Hank Mann, Snub Pollard, Tiny Ward, Heinie Conklin, and Georgia Gibbs. Oddly enough, Buster wasn't mentioned, and perhaps was intended as a "surprise came...
by Cole Johnson
Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Robert Cushman
Replies: 2
Views: 2203

Re: Robert Cushman

Sad to hear this. My condolences to Mr. Cushman's family.A surprise and shock. I knew him for about ten years, and did a lot of trade in stills with him. Goodbye, Robert!
by Cole Johnson
Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Lloyd Hamilton
Replies: 3
Views: 2687

Re: Lloyd Hamilton

The Looser Than Loose "GENIUS OF LLOYD HAMILTON" is a superb collection. You'll have hours of fun with this set! Our old friend Lloyd is the classic forgotten master comedian, an unjust situation that seems to be slowly rectified with Looser Than Loose's DVDs, and Anthony Balducci's upcomi...
by Cole Johnson
Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Ed Wynn introduces "Silent Television"
Replies: 13
Views: 6843

Re: Ed Wynn introduces "Silent Television"

The original airdate for this show was December 8, 1949.
by Cole Johnson
Sat Aug 08, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Behind the scenes still at the Hal Roach Studio
Replies: 20
Views: 12033

Re: Behind the scenes still at the Hal Roach Studio

Hello, friends----That's a great, rare still! I'm wondering if anyone can identify the distinctive set seen here. Was this exterior used in Stan Laurel's FROZEN HEARTS?--Cole Johnson.