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by Chris Snowden
Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HER FRIEND THE BANDIT found?
Replies: 4
Views: 6839

Re: HER FRIEND THE BANDIT found?

Has anyone ever researched the British trade magazines to see if Her Friend the Bandit was among the Keystones issued and re-issued over there? If Chaplin was really in it, the ads or reviews would probably say so.
by Chris Snowden
Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: Vaudeville resources?
Replies: 27
Views: 23794

Re: Vaudeville resources?

Steve, have you ever run across anything documenting the act called Swayne's Rats and Cats? Groucho Marx and George Burns both taked about what an amazing act that was, but it isn't mentioned in Joe Laurie Jr.'s big vaudeville history, or in any other source I've seen. Can we really document that th...
by Chris Snowden
Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Walter Hiers' property auctioned
Replies: 3
Views: 4096

Re: Walter Hiers' property auctioned

Eric Stott wrote:Woah! It appears that Hiers lived quite well!


I love that half of this stuff is related to his kitchen or dining room. The man had his priorities.
by Chris Snowden
Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Our Favorite Clifftop
Replies: 6
Views: 6229

Re: Our Favorite Clifftop

Actually, Chris, it's in Pacific Palisades, just southwest of Temescal Canyon Road, an area called Palisades Park where there is now a street called Via de Las Olas (there was no street then). I first visited and figured out the location in the early 1980's, but I revisited in in 1999 or 2000 to ph...
by Chris Snowden
Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:54 am
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: Slapstick Sheet Music
Replies: 3
Views: 5829

Re: Slapstick Sheet Music

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by Chris Snowden
Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:52 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Our Favorite Clifftop
Replies: 6
Views: 6229

Our Favorite Clifftop

Most of you will recognize this clifftop... it appears in Billy Bevan's Wall Street Blues (1924), Charley Chase's A Ten-Minute Egg (1924) and the Boy Friends' Air-Tight (1931), to name a few. I've also seen an undated gag shot of Snub Pollard at this location, but here's the earliest use of this loc...
by Chris Snowden
Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:26 am
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: Case Closed!
Replies: 1
Views: 3239

Case Closed!

It's the question you love to hate: who was the greatest silent comedian after the Big Three? This 1923 press release from Educational has the answer... at least as they saw it! http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii286/Unknown_Video/Ham.jpg Source: Exhibitors Herald , September 22, 1923, page 68.
by Chris Snowden
Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:18 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Silent Comedy Babes - Random Graphics
Replies: 3
Views: 6407

Re: Silent Comedy Babes - Random Graphics

Here's a post-Roach Martha Sleeper - - -

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by Chris Snowden
Sun Jun 07, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Now *Here's* an Unusual Question
Replies: 22
Views: 18141

Re: Now *Here's* an Unusual Question

The accusation alone would have been sufficient to destroy his career, though, and I imagine his treatment by the authorities and the press (and his neighbors) was pretty darned rough. Well, who knows what did or didn't happen at the police station, but the charges don't seem to have brought any at...
by Chris Snowden
Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Now *Here's* an Unusual Question
Replies: 22
Views: 18141

Re: Now *Here's* an Unusual Question

Well, how did his Son feel about his Father's innocence or guilt? I wish I knew. The info I passed along in my previous post is just about all there is in Mein's entry from David K. Frasier's monumentally depressing encyclopedia Suicide in the Entertainment Industry (pages 217-218). Frazier doesn't...