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by Ed Watz
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Comedian Clifford Stanton (1936) - British Pathé
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Comedian Clifford Stanton (1936) - British Pathé

1936 British Pathé footage of comedian Clifford Stanton doing a spot-on imitation of Robert Woolsey. He finishes with a bit used by Wheeler & Woolsey the previous year in THE NITWITS. Special thanks to Geoff Collins who located this sequence:

https://youtu.be/WkgBitN2tbA?t=67
by Ed Watz
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "Broadway" comic strips: Irene Dunne/Barbara Stanwyck
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Views: 1589

"Broadway" comic strips: Irene Dunne/Barbara Stanwyck

Irene Dunne (here still spelt "Dunn") and Barbara Stanwyck doing schtick in their pre-Hollywood days, with Leon Errol, Hal Skelly and Frank Fay:

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by Ed Watz
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "Broadway" comic strips - Robert Emmett Keane & Charles Butterworth
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Views: 1121

"Broadway" comic strips - Robert Emmett Keane & Charles Butterworth

Robert Emmett Keane was a vaudeville and musical comedy straightman before turning to a career in talkies as a prolific supporting player. He is best remembered by Laurel & Hardy fans as the closest thing to a regular cast member in 3 of the team's Fox features. Droll Charles Butterworth had a m...
by Ed Watz
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "Broadway" comic strips: Eddie Cantor, Part 2
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Views: 1146

"Broadway" comic strips: Eddie Cantor, Part 2

Eddie Cantor during the height of his Broadway fame, while appearing in Ziegfeld's WHOOPEE. In the first strip he's seen with his daughters Marjorie, Natalie, and Edna; and he's with Ruth Etting in the second strip:

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by Ed Watz
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "Broadway" comic strips: Abbott & Costello's head guy - John Grant
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Views: 1085

"Broadway" comic strips: Abbott & Costello's head guy - John Grant

Before John Grant became Abbott & Costello's go-to writer for revamping old burlesque routines, he was a successful comedian on Broadway, appearing in the hit musical comedy GOOD NEWS for its entire New York run (Sep 06, 1927 - Jan 05, 1929):

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by Ed Watz
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Laurel & Hardy arrive in Paris - 1932 newsreel
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Laurel & Hardy arrive in Paris - 1932 newsreel

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Newsreel footage of Laurel & Hardy's arrival in Paris during their 1932 summer vacation from Hal Roach Studios:

https://youtu.be/9h296nBp-LM
by Ed Watz
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "Broadway" comic strips: Patsy Kelly/Trixie Friganza/Ginger Rogers
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Views: 833

"Broadway" comic strips: Patsy Kelly/Trixie Friganza/Ginger Rogers

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by Ed Watz
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "Broadway" comic strips: Eddie Cantor
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Views: 839

"Broadway" comic strips: Eddie Cantor

Eddie Cantor was the star attraction of the 1927 Ziegfeld Follies. In this edition, fellow comedian Andrew Tombes portrayed Florenz Ziegfeld and was a connecting link between various sketches. In these comic strips Tombes is wearing a silver-mane toupee and is dressed similarly to Ziegfeld's own sar...
by Ed Watz
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "Broadway" comic strips: Bernard Gorcey/Joe E. Brown/Leon Errol
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Views: 753

"Broadway" comic strips: Bernard Gorcey/Joe E. Brown/Leon Errol

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by Ed Watz
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Economists 1917
Replies: 1
Views: 880

Re: The Economists 1917

Thanks for sharing, David! Very enjoyable, and a Lennox Pawle discovery as well - to those who only know him as Mr. Dick in DAVID COPPERFIELD (1935), he's terrific here. What a shame he didn't have a two-reel comedy series - he could've been the Benny Hill of his day!