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by Richard M Roberts
Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Now *Here's* an Unusual Question
Replies: 22
Views: 12039

Re: Now *Here's* an Unusual Question

Well now, shouldn't we say "accused pedophile" when referring to Gus Meins, or was he ever found guilty of any charges? I sometimes wonder if he didn't commit suicide just because the accusations would have been enough to have ended his career as a Director of childrens comedies or anythi...
by Richard M Roberts
Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Robert Youngson
Replies: 2
Views: 3168

Re: Robert Youngson

Rob This is probably no help whatsoever, but MoMA seems to have some post-print Youngson material. Their print of WHY GIRLS SAY NO is missing exactly the footage that Youngson used in one of the comps (right now can't remember which one). Steve Youngson's own collection of material was purchased an...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:21 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Now *Here's* an Unusual Question
Replies: 22
Views: 12039

Re: Now *Here's* an Unusual Question

Hi Chris I've never heard of James Parrott being gay, and he was married. In Randy Skretvedt's LAUREL AND HARDY there's a picture (pg 297 in the paperback edition) of Babe Hardy, and his wife Myrtle with Parrott and his wife Ruby at the 1936 Academy Awards (although they are sitting next to pedophi...
by Richard M Roberts
Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: BRINGING UP FATHER (1946)
Replies: 1
Views: 2873

BRINGING UP FATHER (1946)

Last night, at our weekly movie night, we ran the 1946 Monogram film BRINGING UP FATHER, the first installment in the Jiggs and Maggie series the Studio released in the late forties based on the George McManus comic strip. We weren’t expecting much, but suffice to say we were all happily surprised b...
by Richard M Roberts
Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "The Keystone Kid" review?
Replies: 6
Views: 4810

Re: "The Keystone Kid" review?

Louie Despres wrote:I just saw a copy of the book "The Keystone Kid: Tales of Early Hollywood" by Coy Watson Jr. and was wondering if this book is worthwhile picking up?


It's not a bad book, nice stills, and a good History of the Watson Clan. This guy says pick it up.

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by Richard M Roberts
Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:32 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: An Essay on Vitagraph Comedies
Replies: 7
Views: 7979

Re: An Essay on Vitagraph Comedies

As always, excellently researched and written. Bravo Steve!

RICHARD M ROBERTS
by Richard M Roberts
Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:31 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: A Chapter From My Upcoming Book on Glenn Tryon
Replies: 9
Views: 7218

Re: A Chapter From My Upcoming Book on Glenn Tryon

Richard Thanks for sharing the chapter. Can't wait to see the whole book. Any ballpark for when it may be out? Steve I never quote a ball park figure to anyone, but with no Slapsticon (or Slapsticon Program Book)looming this year, I just told Steve Haynes (who's doing my layout) that we're going to...
by Richard M Roberts
Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:27 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Sacred Cows
Replies: 13
Views: 8968

Re: Sacred Cows

Birth Control and Abortion. (apart from the 1919 Universal Comedy BERTH CONTROL, but I think that was actually about trains).

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by Richard M Roberts
Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: The Groucho Marx FBI Files
Replies: 5
Views: 4752

Re: The Groucho Marx FBI Files

The irony here is one of the things not listed, unless it has been blacked out for some reason or another, is one of "Graucho's" activities for a genuine communist front. In the late 40's (1947 I think), Groucho made a childrens record titled "The Funniest Song in the World " for...
by Richard M Roberts
Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: A Chapter From My Upcoming Book on Glenn Tryon
Replies: 9
Views: 7218

A Chapter From My Upcoming Book on Glenn Tryon

Just to start the ball rolling, and help plug my upcoming book, PAST HUMOR PRESENT LAUGHTER: MUSINGS ON THE COMEDY FILM INDUSTRY: VOLUME ONE:HAL ROACH, which should actually come out this year from Bearmanor Media, here's a previously unpublished chapter on Glenn Tryon: Chapter 10: Glenn Tryon 1924 ...