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by Paul E. Gierucki
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: WHEN COMEDY WAS KING - DAVID WYATT REVIEW
Replies: 0
Views: 2319

WHEN COMEDY WAS KING - DAVID WYATT REVIEW

I received my quarterly issue of THE LAUREL AND HARDY MAGAZINE, published by Rob Lewis and the Helpmates UK Tent of the International Sons of the Desert, and discovered David Wyatt's excellent review of Sprocket Vault's WHEN COMEDY WAS KING release! https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4324/35990218915_f1...
by Paul E. Gierucki
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Keaton Society - 2017 Porkpie Scholar Grant
Replies: 2
Views: 2212

Re: Keaton Society - 2017 Porkpie Scholar Grant

That is an interesting question, Richard. I suspect that our membership skews much older. However, there are no age restrictions for this grant -- it is based solely on the merit of the project. Anyone working on a Keaton related project, of nearly any sort, may apply.

Paul E. Gierucki
by Paul E. Gierucki
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Keaton Society - 2017 Porkpie Scholar Grant
Replies: 2
Views: 2212

Keaton Society - 2017 Porkpie Scholar Grant

Hey Folks,

The International Buster Keaton Society is again accepting applications for the 2017 Porkpie Scholar Grant.

Details follow in the official press release:

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Good luck to all applicants!

Paul E. Gierucki
by Paul E. Gierucki
Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Tonight on Turner Classic Movies
Replies: 0
Views: 1740

Tonight on Turner Classic Movies

DVR ALERT! Tonight (Sunday 06-04-2017) our friends at TCM will be airing the reconstruction of Roscoe Arbuckle's LOVE (1919), and CineMuseum's restoration of the Mack Sennett feature DOWN ON THE FARM (1920) starring Louise Fazenda, Ben Turpin, James Finlayson, and Harry Gribbon. (Preservation materi...
by Paul E. Gierucki
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Frame Grabs from Lost Films
Replies: 3
Views: 4276

Re: Frame Grabs from Lost Films

But there are not. According to Jack Theakston:

"The images posted by Filmoteca Canaria are from single frames, an album of which was donated to the archive in 1995."

Single frames, no nothing more. Tantalizing, tho.
by Paul E. Gierucki
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Frame Grabs from Lost Films
Replies: 3
Views: 4276

Re: Frame Grabs from Lost Films

Fascinating, Rob. The frame is NOT from the known surviving footage of THE ROGUE SONG. https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/722/32866089566_cbe3aeec89_b.jpg At present there are only two surviving Laurel and Hardy sequences: The storm / cave scene, which was located in 1981, and a gag wherein Stan has swal...
by Paul E. Gierucki
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Nitwittery: WHEN COMEDY WAS KING
Replies: 31
Views: 21679

Re: Nitrateville Nitwittery: WHEN COMEDY WAS KING

I personally think that Kit and Richard were absolutely correct in their choice to release WHEN COMEDY WAS KING as a DVD only. Publishing niche market titles in the BD format is a risky proposition under the best of circumstances -- and WCWK is probably a micro niche release at this point. The numbe...
by Paul E. Gierucki
Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE MACK SENNETT COLLECTION Volume One
Replies: 0
Views: 1672

THE MACK SENNETT COLLECTION Volume One

It appears that Amazon has SOLD OUT of CineMuseum's THE MACK SENNETT COLLECTION Volume One! However, our friends at Flicker Alley still have some available at a 17% discount off the regular price! If this award winning set is on your holiday gift list -- be sure to order now to avoid disappointment....
by Paul E. Gierucki
Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE MACK SENNETT COLLECTION Volume Two
Replies: 4
Views: 8657

THE MACK SENNETT COLLECTION Volume Two

CineMuseum is in the homestretch with two long anticipated projects -- SILENTS PLEASE: THE GREAT COMEDIANS, and THE MACK SENNETT COLLECTION VOLUME II! Release dates and ordering details will follow shortly. In the meantime, here is the content list and running order for Sennett II: COMRADES American...
by Paul E. Gierucki
Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: SCM SITE UPGRADE and BRIEF OUTTAGES
Replies: 1
Views: 13172

Re: SCM SITE UPGRADE and BRIEF OUTTAGES

Hi Folks! We have made some major upgrades to the board, improved site security and anti-spam measures, but the work continues. The site and some functions may be unavailable while things progress. We will try to confine the work to late nite hours when possible. We appreciate your continued patienc...