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by Paul E. Gierucki
Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Roscoe Arbuckle and the Eads Castle Cafe
Replies: 2
Views: 3867

Re: Roscoe Arbuckle and the Eads Castle Cafe

Interesting circumstances around that ad. In addition to running the Plantation Cafe (not Club) Arbuckle also opened a restaurant called Roscoe's, formerly Ead's, which was located just a few blocks away from the Chaplin studio. Following the market crash, Arbuckle was forced to sell off his interes...
by Paul E. Gierucki
Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:16 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Dorothy Layton (1912 - 2009)
Replies: 3
Views: 4175

Dorothy Layton (1912 - 2009)

Ran across this obituary today. -- PG Dorothy W. Taylor Former Hollywood movie starlet appeared in Laurel & Hardy comedies in early 1930s By Frederick N. Rasmussen June 9, 2009 Dorothy W. "Dotty" Taylor, a former WAMPAS Baby starlet and Hollywood movie actress who appeared during the e...
by Paul E. Gierucki
Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Brother of Fatty Arbuckle...
Replies: 10
Views: 8930

Re: The Brother of Fatty Arbuckle...

The photo is indeed of Maclyn Arbuckle -- but he was not Roscoe's brother. Or his cousin. Or uncle. Or anything. He was, however, the original star of the popular stage play THE ROUNDUP. He beat our lad Roscoe to the role of Slim Hoover by about 13 years. Thanks for the post, Joan, I just may bid on...
by Paul E. Gierucki
Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: Hardy v. Hal Roach Studios Inc.
Replies: 2
Views: 7972

Hardy v. Hal Roach Studios Inc.

Attached is the June 26, 1975 ruling in the case of Lucille Hardy PRICE et al., Plaintiffs, v. HAL ROACH STUDIOS INC., et al., Defendants. Oliver Hardy's widow, Lucille Hardy Price, along with Stan Laurel's widow, Ida K. Laurel, succesfully sued the Hal Roach Studios in a dispute over the ownership ...
by Paul E. Gierucki
Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: Why are Keaton, Lloyd and Chaplin the "Big Three?"
Replies: 14
Views: 17120

Re: Why are Keaton, Lloyd and Chaplin the "Big Three?"

Okay children, this particular forum is for new folks. It is NOT for smart-assery by the pros. That's what the main board is for...

Ha!

Play nice or I'll take away your Charley Chase for two weeks.

-- PG
by Paul E. Gierucki
Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Arbuckle a Founder of United Artists?
Replies: 6
Views: 5692

Re: Arbuckle a Founder of United Artists?

I've not found anything concrete on this either, Rob, but it is an intriguing thought. Arbuckle and Chaplin were very close friends so I would guess that the matter was discussed at least to some small degree. I also have to imagine that RA would have had a hard time walking away from a prestigious ...
by Paul E. Gierucki
Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Sacred Cows
Replies: 13
Views: 12937

Re: Sacred Cows

Our weapon of choice is the cream pie, Rob.
Baseball bats are used almost exclusively by
our Enforcers. Dons never make the hit.

Glad that we can amuse you!

-- Paul E. Gierucki
by Paul E. Gierucki
Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: SCM Downloads
Topic: Nobody Likes A Film Wrecker
Replies: 1
Views: 10618

Nobody Likes A Film Wrecker

For our 16mmm collectors: I found this with a rental library print of Laurel and Hardy's TIT FOR TAT. Ironically, the film was nearly destroyed -- diagonal splices every two feet! No matter, it was worth it for this cool bit of retro. Simply right click to save. Cheers! -- Paul E. Gierucki http://Ha...
by Paul E. Gierucki
Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Charley Chase DVD Petition
Replies: 4
Views: 5426

Charley Chase DVD Petition

Hey Folks, I just received the following from Yair Solan: All twenty of Charley Chase's films for Columbia Pictures (1937-40) have been restored and preserved in 35mm prints. Unfortunately, the upcoming DVD set by Sony Pictures Entertainment has been postponed due to the current state of the consume...
by Paul E. Gierucki
Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Unidentified pic
Replies: 7
Views: 6284

Re: Unidentified pic

Louie, Glad to see that you made it here; doubly so that Steve could help! As to the file size concern, we are still feeling our way around the board software. I don't believe that there is an area limit rather there is a file size limit. I'll look into it and get back to you as soon as possible. Ot...