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by Jim Roots
Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Chase
Replies: 1
Views: 2327

Chase

On behalf of a friend, I'm trying to find the origin of the phrase "cut to the chase". I had it in my mind that either Sennett or someone talking about Sennett used it as part of a shorthand description of his silent comedies: "Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, cut to the chase." A...
by Jim Roots
Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: W. C. Fields Silents
Replies: 2
Views: 2911

Re: W. C. Fields Silents

Richard M Roberts wrote:
Jim Roots wrote:Are all of these still lost or "temporarily unfound"?

His Lordship's Dilemma -- lost.
That Royle Girl -- lost.
The Potters -- lost.
Two Flaming Youths -- lost.
Fools For Luck -- lost.

Jim



Yes.


EICHARD M ROBERTS


Gosh darn it all...

Thanks.

Jim
by Jim Roots
Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: W. C. Fields Silents
Replies: 2
Views: 2911

W. C. Fields Silents

Are all of these still lost or "temporarily unfound"?

His Lordship's Dilemma -- lost.
That Royle Girl -- lost.
The Potters -- lost.
Two Flaming Youths -- lost.
Fools For Luck -- lost.

Jim
by Jim Roots
Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: Etymology of the Hallroom (or Hall Room) Boys
Replies: 7
Views: 13658

Re: Etymology of the Hallroom (or Hall Room) Boys

How about Mr. and Mrs. Hal Room?


Jim
by Jim Roots
Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:15 am
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: JACKIE GLEASON SHOW: Poor Soul Christmas 1967?
Replies: 6
Views: 10006

Re: JACKIE GLEASON SHOW: Poor Soul Christmas 1967?

Fontaine has been so totally erased from entertainment history, it's hard to believe how popular he was on Gleason's show. Kids loved him for his Crazy Guggenheim character. Adults loved him for his deep, rich singing voice. I gave my mother his LP, "I'm Counting On You", for Christmas one...
by Jim Roots
Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: JACKIE GLEASON SHOW: Poor Soul Christmas 1967?
Replies: 6
Views: 10006

Re: JACKIE GLEASON SHOW: Poor Soul Christmas 1967?

They did some repackaging of the Gleason show in the early 1980s which ran on TV for a brief time (weeks, not months, let alone years). I remember seeing some of them while waiting for supper to be ready, which means they ran at about 5 p.m. on weekdays. Regrettably, I can't remember much about what...
by Jim Roots
Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Review: 100th ANNIVERSARY THE BIRTH OF A NATION
Replies: 6
Views: 6528

Re: Review: 100th ANNIVERSARY THE BIRTH OF A NATION

Sounds good, but there is no "Ottawa museum in Ottawa". Are you referring to the National Archives of Canada, which is located in Ottawa? Is this maybe something DJ Turner of the Archives was involved with? Jim Took that directly from the Acknowledgements Page before the Table of Contents...
by Jim Roots
Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Come fu che l'ingordigia rovinò il Natale a Cretinetti 1910
Replies: 3
Views: 2926

Re: Come fu che l'ingordigia rovinò il Natale a Cretinetti 1

Yes, it's back up, thanks. Hope it stays up for at least a few more hours, as I can't clear my schedule to watch it until this afternoon.

Jim
by Jim Roots
Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Review: 100th ANNIVERSARY THE BIRTH OF A NATION
Replies: 6
Views: 6528

Re: Review: 100th ANNIVERSARY THE BIRTH OF A NATION

Sounds good, but there is no "Ottawa museum in Ottawa". Are you referring to the National Archives of Canada, which is located in Ottawa? Is this maybe something DJ Turner of the Archives was involved with?

Jim