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by Chris Snowden
Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Licensing or ...?
Replies: 2
Views: 3603

Re: Licensing or ...?

Just what is going on on the German DVD market? Some strange similarities to the US "Silent Comedy Mafia" DVD here: http://www.amazon.de/Die-Stummfilm-Mafia-Stan-Laurel/dp/B0013EIK54/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1256064248&sr=1-1 Uli Thanks Uli (and Richard) for the heads-up. ...
by Chris Snowden
Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "The last roundup" for silent comedians?
Replies: 22
Views: 15682

Re: "The last roundup" for silent comedians?

As a teenage movie fan in the early 1920s, one of Tex Ritter's favorite performers was Snub Pollard. When Tex got a western series at Grand National about a dozen years later, he requested Snub so often that the comic soon became a regular sidekick of his.
by Chris Snowden
Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: Flyers from Film Classic Exchange
Replies: 4
Views: 5467

Flyers from Film Classic Exchange

Well, I'm really posting these for Richard, but I thought some of you other guys might be interested too, especially anyone else who was collecting film back in the 1970s. Rob McKay loaned me these flyers he'd saved from 1978. Film Classic Exchange was Charlie Tarbox's operation. Whereas Blackhawk F...
by Chris Snowden
Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Charlie Chaplin Dodges Death
Replies: 0
Views: 2255

Charlie Chaplin Dodges Death

For anyone interested, Charlie Chaplin figures in a little-known true crime story that can be found at my blog (address below).
by Chris Snowden
Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Madeline Hurlock Like You've Never Seen Her!
Replies: 3
Views: 3887

Re: Madeline Hurlock Like You've Never Seen Her!

Sam Gill says that the Sennett Collection at the Academy originally included a photo album consisting entirely of risque photos of Sennett girls. He said that the Academy removed the photos and put them in the girls' individual files. How many of those photos are still there is anyone's guess. Maybe...
by Chris Snowden
Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Madeline Hurlock Like You've Never Seen Her!
Replies: 3
Views: 3887

Re: Madeline Hurlock Like You've Never Seen Her!

Any Sennett authorities want to chime in on whether that's really her? I think it is. I'm just a little cautious about this seller's photos. They list some beautiful stills, but I don't think they're film buffs; if a photo doesn't have the subject's name written on the back, they don't always know w...
by Chris Snowden
Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Casey Jones at Roach
Replies: 0
Views: 2566

Casey Jones at Roach

Well, it doesn't have a lot to do with comedy, but I've written up a piece about the most unusual star Hal Roach ever had... it's in my blog at the address below!
by Chris Snowden
Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Jay Howe at Roach
Replies: 3
Views: 4029

Re: Jay Howe at Roach

Does anyone know what film Jay Howe was directing at Roach in June 1924? Jay A. Howe was directing HOT STUFF, a Spat Family comedy from May 26th-June 11, 1924, then did retakes on it from June 18-21st. he then co-directed THE RUBBER NECK with Victor Potel from June 30th-July 3rd, later handling ret...
by Chris Snowden
Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Jay Howe at Roach
Replies: 3
Views: 4029

Jay Howe at Roach

Does anyone know what film Jay Howe was directing at Roach in June 1924?
by Chris Snowden
Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:56 pm
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: Candid Photo Archive
Replies: 68
Views: 68301

Re: Candid Photo Archive

Here are Adolphe Menjou and Oliver Hardy, during the production of Zenobia.

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