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by Louie Despres
Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: Candid Photo Archive
Replies: 68
Views: 52073

Re: Candid Photo Archive

One of my favorite poses of Charley:

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by Louie Despres
Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: Langdon interviews
Replies: 3
Views: 3043

Re: Langdon interviews

I have never read about this Langdon test before but I think there may be more of these test films done than one would think and they are just lost to history. I know I have found documentation that El Brendel did a test for MGM in the mid-to-late 20's. I have no idea of the date or anything of what...
by Louie Despres
Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: OT: the internet is amazing
Replies: 1
Views: 2154

OT: the internet is amazing

OK, I may get whacked by the bosses for posting this as it has nothing to do with comedy (other than possibly where it's hosted), but this is an amazing story of the power of the internet and what kind of amazing information we can find on it every day: http://www.elbrendel.com/2009/08/sisters-rare-...
by Louie Despres
Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: Contacting actors - need help
Replies: 2
Views: 2529

Contacting actors - need help

As many know here I have been doing research on El Brendel for a few years now and am trying to get in touch with some of the people he worked with in the movies and television to get some more information. Are there ANY good resources on how to do this? Books/websites?? P.S.,I know I can get in tou...
by Louie Despres
Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: Vaudeville resources?
Replies: 27
Views: 15653

Re: Vaudeville resources?

I will agree with Paul on this one. THANKS for the link Andrew. I found MANY Vaudeville pieces I needed and a few quotes and other stuff from the early 30's that I have been missing!
by Louie Despres
Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Minta Durfee and The Last of the Terrible Men
Replies: 9
Views: 4807

Re: Minta Durfee and The Last of the Terrible Men

Joan Myers wrote:Srsly, I'm not trying to be obstructive or play coy. That's the whole Magumbo, a new history. Was there something specific you wanted to know?

Joan


Yes, will you be just publishing the facts (as best known) or will there be a personal opinion of the trial and eventual verdict itself?
by Louie Despres
Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Minta Durfee and The Last of the Terrible Men
Replies: 9
Views: 4807

Re: Minta Durfee and The Last of the Terrible Men

Joan Myers wrote:I'm working on a new history of the Arbuckle scandal. Is that what you were looking for?
Joan


Well if that's all you're gonna give me, I guess that's all I need.
by Louie Despres
Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Minta Durfee and The Last of the Terrible Men
Replies: 9
Views: 4807

Re: Minta Durfee and The Last of the Terrible Men

OK, so I've listened to the podcast a couple of times and have read both of the blog posts and still do not know what you are trying to achieve with this research. Can you give me a little more information? World peace? Seriously, I don't understand your question, could you be more specific? Joan W...
by Louie Despres
Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Minta Durfee and The Last of the Terrible Men
Replies: 9
Views: 4807

Re: Minta Durfee and The Last of the Terrible Men

OK, so I've listened to the podcast a couple of times and have read both of the blog posts and still do not know what you are trying to achieve with this research. Can you give me a little more information?
by Louie Despres
Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Charley Chase DVD Petition
Replies: 4
Views: 4217

Re: Charley Chase DVD Petition

I know that we would love to see a deluxe release of these shorts, but is there any way that these could be released in a format similar to the Warner Brothers Archive series?