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by Richard Finegan
Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:26 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Comedy with Penguins
Replies: 5
Views: 2838

Re: Comedy with Penguins

Those attending Cinefest in Syracuse, New York next week can enjoy a comedy starring real penguins. The Paramount "Topper" series short PARDON US PENGUINS (7-25-52) is playing on Sunday, March 28. It's part of a three-short tribute to writer-producer-director-editor Justin Herman. Here's a...
by Richard Finegan
Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:32 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Paramount Shorts
Replies: 1
Views: 2063

Re: Paramount Shorts

In the latter 1950's, National Telefilm Associates (NTA) in its own name, or perhaps in the name of "Famous Films," issued a catalog of the Paramount shorts that it was offering for television syndication. Besides the Fleischer / Famous cartoons, the catalog includes many of the various s...
by Richard Finegan
Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:12 am
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Max Davidson and Roach "Female Comedy Teams" coming to DVD
Replies: 19
Views: 12597

Re: Max Davidson and Roach "Female Comedy Teams" coming to DVD

I was recently forwarded links to the contents of these two sets. http://www.edition-filmmuseum.com/product_info.php/info/p99_Max-Davidson-Comedies.html http://www.edition-filmmuseum.com/product_info.php/info/p112_Female-Comedy-Teams.html It's clear that the female teams set is aimed at being a &qu...
by Richard Finegan
Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Mack Sennett's Fun Factory blog
Replies: 21
Views: 8351

Re: Mack Sennett's Fun Factory blog

By the way, ironically after the book was printed, I discovered that I actually may have a never-before-published photo of Chaplin in the book. On p. 54...... Clarence Badger may be to the left of Bordeaux, Slim Summerville to the right and Phyllis Allen directly across from him. Brent Regarding Mr...
by Richard Finegan
Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Mack Sennett's Fun Factory blog
Replies: 21
Views: 8351

Re: Mack Sennett's Fun Factory blog

[ Roscoe Arbuckle was understandably not very fond of becoming famous under that professional name, nor--I'm sure--were Frank "Fatty" Alexander, Hilliard" Fat" Karr, and others, nor was Willie Best likely fond of being billed as "Sleep N Eat." Brent Speaking of Willie ...
by Richard Finegan
Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Mack Sennett's Fun Factory blog
Replies: 21
Views: 8351

Re: Mack Sennett's Fun Factory blog

I don't use the F-word in my book, though I do use the N-word once, in printing the un-pc working title of one of the blackface Keystones. Brent I think regarding Roscoe Arbuckle, the "F-word" is "Fatty" (as opposed to calling him Roscoe). That is probably what David means. I al...
by Richard Finegan
Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Mack Sennett's Fun Factory blog
Replies: 21
Views: 8351

Re: Mack Sennett's Fun Factory blog

Louie Despres wrote:Will you sign already purchased copies?

I am sure Brent will be glad to, if I may speak for him. He's a swell guy (as we know). He was happy to sign my "Films of the Bowery Boys" book when it was a couple of decades old!
by Richard Finegan
Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:34 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Rodemich, Sharples & the Chaplin Mutuals -- who did what?
Replies: 14
Views: 26117

Re: Rodemich, Sharples & the Chaplin Mutuals -- who did what?

This is not nearly as easy as it appeared it should have been. I've been checking YouTube and Archive.org for the Chaplin Mutuals and not yet have I seen one from either source that has the original Van Beuren titles & credits. I know I have very old videos of them with the real Van Beuren title...
by Richard Finegan
Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:35 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Rodemich, Sharples & the Chaplin Mutuals -- who did what?
Replies: 14
Views: 26117

Re: Rodemich, Sharples & the Chaplin Mutuals -- who did what?

Also, here is what I can confirm from the films that I have. Gene Rodemich: "The Floorwalker", "The Vagabond", "The Immigrant" Winston Sharples: "Easy Street", "The Adventurer" Going with info on the music cue sheets when occasional new compositions...
by Richard Finegan
Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Rodemich, Sharples & the Chaplin Mutuals -- who did what?
Replies: 14
Views: 26117

Re: Rodemich, Sharples & the Chaplin Mutuals -- who did what?

Ahmm, Guys, it's very easy to figure out who did which scores on the Van Buren's : They're credited on the original Van Buren prints! RICHARD M ROBERTS You're right of course. I knew that and should have mentioned it, but I was proceeding on the assumption that Jeffrey was referring to prints on wh...