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by Paul E. Gierucki
Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: '08 Damfinos Convention Recollections
Replies: 8
Views: 5999

Re: '08 Damfinos Convention Recollections

Great snapshot, Doc. Makes me want to head over there for a little R&R! As to HOSPITALITY, I just brought the print and discussed where it was found. Not much at all. It was actually Patty Tobias, David Pearson and David MacLeod who really did their homework. The presentations were fantastic and...
by Paul E. Gierucki
Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: Mack Sennett Audio Interview
Replies: 3
Views: 4027

Mack Sennett Audio Interview

Follow the link below for an interesting audio interview in which Mack Sennett discusses his early years:

http://www.history.com/video.do?name=cu ... 1632632419

Cheers!

-- PG
by Paul E. Gierucki
Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Keystone - The Next Generation
Replies: 9
Views: 6560

Keystone - The Next Generation

I recently received the following snapshot along with a lot of vintage Keystone materials:

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An unusual group with an even more unlikely theme. Anyone possess the whys and wherefores?

-- PG
by Paul E. Gierucki
Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Hey Paul G.
Replies: 2
Views: 3143

Re: Hey Paul G.

Hey Doc, Glad that you could join us! I had always intended to pen something about the Great Muskegon Adventure but never quite got around to it. I currently have several major commitments, not including the daily maintenance of this board, and do not see my schedule changing anytime in the near fut...
by Paul E. Gierucki
Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:57 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Our Gang silents DVD set?
Replies: 1
Views: 3193

Re: Our Gang silents DVD set?

Thanks for your interest, Brian. Unfortunately I am still unable to discuss the matter. I'll post details as soon as circumstances permit.

-- PG
by Paul E. Gierucki
Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Brother of Fatty Arbuckle...
Replies: 10
Views: 8815

Re: The Brother of Fatty Arbuckle...

Of course I knew, J! You wouldn't have gotten the cookie if I didn't. Ha. I am amazed, however, by the number of people who actually treat Wikipedia as a reliable source. Folk like ourselves scrupulously avoid it, unknowing web users take every entry as gospel. A frightening turn of events from any ...
by Paul E. Gierucki
Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: Vaudeville resources?
Replies: 27
Views: 22849

Re: Vaudeville resources?

Variety magazine is a great source of information too. They provide fairly accurate appearance schedules and detailed reviews of the various acts. Most major libraries have the complete microfilm series.

-- PG
by Paul E. Gierucki
Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Brother of Fatty Arbuckle...
Replies: 10
Views: 8815

Re: The Brother of Fatty Arbuckle...

Wikipedia, indeed... That'll get you ten minutes in the corner, J, and no milk before nap time. You may, however, have a cookie. Maclyn and Roscoe shared a fairly common last name, had similar physiques, some small facial resemblance, both appeared on stage, starred in films, both essayed the role o...
by Paul E. Gierucki
Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:12 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Not Quite Dead Yet (Only slightly OT)
Replies: 2
Views: 3732

Re: Not Quite Dead Yet (Only slightly OT)

Just received a kind note from Harold Aherne with the following additional info: Dorothy Janis: born 1910. MGM starlet in the late 20s, appeared in The Pagan with Ramon Novarro. Later married Wayne King. Barbara Kent: born 1906. Appeared in some major silents and early talkies like Lonesome and Feet...
by Paul E. Gierucki
Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Not Quite Dead Yet (Only slightly OT)
Replies: 2
Views: 3732

Not Quite Dead Yet (Only slightly OT)

Following is a partial list of celebs over the age of 85. I immediately recognize 98% of the names, how about you? Who did we miss? Luise Rainer 99 Carla Laemmle 99 Gloria Stuart 98 Ronald Neame 98 Karl Malden 97 Art Linkletter 96 Frances Reid 95 Tony Martin 95 Lou Jacobi 95 Kevin McCarthy 95 Budd S...