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by Louie Despres
Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Steve Haynes has passed
Replies: 4
Views: 2757

Re: Steve Haynes has passed

Gentleman in the truest sense of the word. My thoughts go to his family and all those who called the man a friend. He will be missed.
by Louie Despres
Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Cinefest's Last Hurrah
Replies: 5
Views: 7524

Re: Cinefest's Last Hurrah

I had a tremendous time. Yes, there were many issues with the digital presentations but those were minor compared with the other films being shown and getting a chance to hang out with old friends who I hadn't seen in a long time. For me the best films/presentations of the weekend were the pre-code ...
by Louie Despres
Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE HOLLYWOOD KID (1924) Reel Two
Replies: 20
Views: 9668

Re: THE HOLLYWOOD KID (1924) Reel Two

LOVE Rohauer stories!
by Louie Despres
Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Even more Brendel home movies - Christmas 1940
Replies: 0
Views: 1056

Even more Brendel home movies - Christmas 1940

An added treat right before the holiday (if you're of that persuasion), here is another of the El Brendel Christmas home movies. This time we see the Brendel’s celebrating Christmas, 1940! Happy holidays all and best wishes for 2015! http://www.elbrendel.com/2014/12/els-home-movies-christmas-1940.ht...
by Louie Despres
Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Brendel home movies - Christmas 1939
Replies: 3
Views: 1836

Re: Brendel home movies - Christmas 1939

Thanks David! Did you see this one?:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL5Q-C2qkk0

This was part of a longer reel which I ran this past year at Cinefest.
by Louie Despres
Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Brendel home movies - Christmas 1939
Replies: 3
Views: 1836

Brendel home movies - Christmas 1939

Wrote a blog post showing an example of El Brendel's home movies. This reel is from Christmas 1939 and was just shot "off the screen". Hope you like it!

http://www.elbrendel.com/2014/12/els-ho ... 39_15.html
by Louie Despres
Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Silly Remark:Peter Ackroyd's Chaplin Biography
Replies: 8
Views: 5579

Re: Nitrateville Silly Remark:Peter Ackroyd's Chaplin Biogra

It's incredible. Washed up by 1940? Not Buster!
by Louie Despres
Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Nitratevile Answer Dept: Chaplin Collaborators Lehrman Pic
Replies: 6
Views: 4764

Re: Nitratevile Answer Dept: Chaplin Collaborators Lehrman P

Yeah, that site is really going to the dogs. I'm thinking I'm going to post on something and just don't because there are some real idiots over there who can't wrap their heads around certain things ever. And don't get me started on the ones who won't settle for anything less than blu-ray.
by Louie Despres
Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Howard, Fine & Howard
Replies: 9
Views: 15323

Re: Howard, Fine & Howard

Great news, but the question for me is, is HELLO POP worth $21.99 (I have all the other shorts) RICHARD M ROBERTS It was just "meh" for me. Interesting to see historically but you have to know the Healy/Stooge section is only about 1 reel in length, the other reel is a dance number from &...
by Louie Despres
Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: More of El Brendel with ???
Replies: 0
Views: 4016

More of El Brendel with ???

If anyone can identify any of those people with El in these photos, let me know.

http://www.elbrendel.com/2014/09/more-of-el-with.html