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by Ed Watz
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Saw STAN AND OLLIE last night.....
Replies: 18
Views: 8975

Re: Saw STAN AND OLLIE last night.....

It's strange that a documented real-life quarrel between Laurel & Hardy is usually overlooked by true L&H aficionados but STAN AND OLLIE made no qualms about fabricating a fake rift between The Boys. In an old issue of PRATFALL! (circa 1970) there's an article titled "Babe's Night Out,&...
by Ed Watz
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Saw STAN AND OLLIE last night.....
Replies: 18
Views: 8975

Re: Saw STAN AND OLLIE last night.....

Richard, I believe you've just given the best analysis of what is wrong with STAN AND OLLIE, to which I'll add a brief anecdote: My teenage son was switching channels last night and came upon an extended trailer for STAN AND OLLIE, already in progress. He's a true fan, naturally, but when it was ove...
by Ed Watz
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Eddie Cline an alcoholic?
Replies: 2
Views: 1760

Re: Eddie Cline an alcoholic?

Eddie Cline had a gambling addiction, but I never heard that he was an alcoholic. Edward Bernds told me that by the late 1950s Cline was so broke that he sold his car to pay off gambling debts.
by Ed Watz
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: ARTE: Reel 2 THE BATTLE OF THE CENTURY online
Replies: 2
Views: 1871

Re: ARTE: Reel 2 THE BATTLE OF THE CENTURY online

Sorry to hear that you cannot access BATTLE from the States. But I have received thank-you emails from friends in the US who have watched the link. Based on what you say, I presume some US viewers are using a VPN service or web proxy that hides your location. I'm not endorsing any of these services ...
by Ed Watz
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: ARTE: Reel 2 THE BATTLE OF THE CENTURY online
Replies: 2
Views: 1871

ARTE: Reel 2 THE BATTLE OF THE CENTURY online

My friend Richard Siedhoff advised me that the ARTE channel has a link to Filmmuseum München's reconstruction of THE BATTLE OF THE CENTURY, which includes the entire reel two pie fight. The film won't be online for long so if you haven't seen it yet and can't wait for the DVD release, you'd better c...
by Ed Watz
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Leonard Maltin on STAN AND OLLIE
Replies: 1
Views: 2440

Re: Leonard Maltin on STAN AND OLLIE

Last week TIME magazine published an article about the film without actually critiquing it. The headline calls it "The Not-So-Funny True Comedy Story Behind the Movie Stan & Ollie." The film itself is described as "a fictionalized take on the comedians’ British tour in 1953 and 19...
by Ed Watz
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HIS DAY OUT (1918) Billy West (foreign version)
Replies: 6
Views: 4290

Re: HIS DAY OUT (1918) Billy West (foreign version)

Going through old flash drives I came across this nice lobby card:
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by Ed Watz
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE BATTLE OF THE CENTURY on ARTE Jan 2, 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 2273

Re: THE BATTLE OF THE CENTURY on ARTE Jan 2, 2019

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I realize it's a fixation with me, but I would like to finally see my favorite Laurel & Hardy silent in its complete form before I kick off. Perhaps THE SECOND 100 YEARS will be included in a forthcoming set...someday.
by Ed Watz
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE BATTLE OF THE CENTURY on ARTE Jan 2, 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 2273

Re: THE BATTLE OF THE CENTURY on ARTE Jan 2, 2019

Exciting news! Now I need to find out how to access ARTE TV in the UK to avoid the disappointment of not being able to see these. Do you know when the other L&H material will be shown? On a related note, is Lobster planning to make these shorts / films available on DVD? Here's the schedule of t...
by Ed Watz
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE BATTLE OF THE CENTURY on ARTE Jan 2, 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 2273

THE BATTLE OF THE CENTURY on ARTE Jan 2, 2019

The ARTE Channel in Europe will show the latest reconstruction of THE BATTLE OF THE CENTURY January 2, 2019 at 11:50pm. Other L&H shorts will follow, including Lobster Films' versions of DO DETECTIVES THINK? and FROM SOUP TO NUTS. Thanks to Trevor Dorman for sharing this information. The Google ...