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by Richard M Roberts
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: Martin and Lewis on THE TONIGHT SHOW w/ Steve Allen (1955)
Replies: 0
Views: 2226

Martin and Lewis on THE TONIGHT SHOW w/ Steve Allen (1955)

Rare chunk of an early TONIGHT SHOW with Steve Allen doing a coast-to-coast live hookup with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in 1955:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MqN0wT ... =emb_title


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by Richard M Roberts
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: ID'ing an unidentified for LOC---again!
Replies: 0
Views: 1591

ID'ing an unidentified for LOC---again!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/nfig/sets ... 095366643/


Sometimes these boneheads never listen, I identified this film for them about five years ago, it's a Bullseye called COPPERS AND SCENTS that was released in the Spring-Fall of 1919.

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by Richard M Roberts
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HARRY LANGDON AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES 1929-30
Replies: 28
Views: 6873

Re: HARRY LANGDON AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES 1929-30

Nice plug from Paul Etcheverry at Way Too Lazy to Write A Blog:

http://psychotronicpaul.blogspot.com/20 ... es-at.html

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by Richard M Roberts
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: Groucho Marx makes surprise appearance on THE TONIGHT SHOW (1965)
Replies: 0
Views: 1494

Groucho Marx makes surprise appearance on THE TONIGHT SHOW (1965)

Groucho surprises Johnny Carson in an early TONIGHT SHOW broadcast on Buster Keaton's birthday (10/4/1965):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkVB2A_uaTU

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by Richard M Roberts
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: ID'ing Billy Dooley clip for Eye Institute
Replies: 3
Views: 878

Re: ID'ing Billy Dooley clip for Eye Institute

DaveGlass wrote:So he DID make a comedy!
Shame it's not available in full.


Well aren't we Mr. Sarcasm.

Billy Dooley made any number of funny comedies, including this one, which is available in full at my house.

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by Richard M Roberts
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: ID'ing Billy Dooley clip for Eye Institute
Replies: 3
Views: 878

ID'ing Billy Dooley clip for Eye Institute

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4mBWAyVGoA


This is HAVE COURAGE (Al Christie-Educational released in America December 12, 1926) directed by William Watson, featuring Billy Dooley with Natalie Joyce, Eddie Baker, and Vernon Dent moonlighting from Mack Sennett.

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by Richard M Roberts
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HARRY LANGDON AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES 1929-30
Replies: 28
Views: 6873

Re: HARRY LANGDON AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES 1929-30

Well, I've been hearing from several this morning that Amazon apparently decided that the Langdon Roach set is essential materials needed by the general populace and have shipped them out on the release date today. That means they should be in everyone's hot little hands soon to enjoy. Of course goo...
by Richard M Roberts
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Correction Dept: Photo ID
Replies: 0
Views: 2541

Nitrateville Correction Dept: Photo ID

Ed Lorusso apparently can't tell the difference between Leo Delaney and Maurice Costello:

https://www.nitrateville.com/viewtopic. ... d13694533e

It's Maurice Costello.

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by Richard M Roberts
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HARRY LANGDON AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES 1929-30
Replies: 28
Views: 6873

Re: HARRY LANGDON AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES 1929-30

Thanks Ed, all of this I discuss in the commentary tracks on the set, including reading quotes from some of the reviews you listed. Yes, this is indeed the record we are setting straight in doing this set, to put to bed the baloney spread by people like frankly Leonard Maltin and others regarding th...
by Richard M Roberts
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: RIP: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Replies: 2
Views: 1009

Re: RIP: Tim Brooke-Taylor

This horrible news, damn coronavirus indeed, a great comedian and a very nice man. Here's a nice little Q and A reunion between Tim Brooke-Taylor and fellow AT LAST THE 1948 SHOW alumni Aimi MacDonald had late last year at a BFI screening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo7HWb4eu2c&t=3s Truly, ...