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by Richard M Roberts
Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Charley Bower's collaborator
Replies: 7
Views: 2887

Re: Charley Bower's collaborator

Interesting that Muller had no background as an animator - which raises the question about the division of labor on the Bowers films. Could one assume that Muller was responsible simply for the live-action components of the films, while Bowers handled the stop-motion sequences? (Perhaps not; after ...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "In the Movies" (1922)
Replies: 2
Views: 1400

Re: "In the Movies" (1922)

Does anyone know if Snub Pollard's "In the Movies" (1922, dir: Charles Parrott) survives? (And, if so, where it is available?) Thanks - Yair There's a lovely 35mm print at LOC, and there are several 16mm prints in private collections, apart from it's appearing as the opening sequence in R...
by Richard M Roberts
Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Hallroom Boys in "Conjuror James"
Replies: 26
Views: 7201

Re: Hallroom Boys in "Conjuror James"

"Conjuror James" - That's the title on a Pathescope print. Film takes place in the Casino Theatre in Little Puddleton, where the boys are part of the Trimble Tourers. The show consists of some magic tricks, followed by some trick shooting, and culminating in a melodramatic piece that take...
by Richard M Roberts
Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: Why are Keaton, Lloyd and Chaplin the "Big Three?"
Replies: 14
Views: 8149

Re: Why are Keaton, Lloyd and Chaplin the "Big Three?"

Why do you care? Why am I bothering to answer? RICHARD M ROBERTS (yeah, i know we're supposed to be nice to newbies here on the Bunny Slope, but Pearson ain't a newbie) Because ZERO posts implies the newbie is all alone in the forest. Weren't you paying attention? DBP[/quote] Like this conversation...
by Richard M Roberts
Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Roscoe Arbuckle talkie shorts
Replies: 2
Views: 1611

Re: Roscoe Arbuckle talkie shorts

Hi I was wondering if anybody knows where I can watch or be able to buy Arbuckle's talkie shorts he made at Warner Bros.--mainy watch online. Thanks. Sara Unfortunately, the Arbuckle talkie shorts are still the property of Warner Bros, and they are not currently available on DVD. BUZZIN AROUND was ...
by Richard M Roberts
Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: The Groucho Marx FBI Files
Replies: 5
Views: 2501

Re: The Groucho Marx FBI Files

David B Pearson wrote:Wow.

So, according to the FBI, the real names of the Four Marx Brothers were Julius, Leonard, Arthur and Zeppo.

DBP


Gummo was a fifth columnist.

RICHARD M ROBERTS
by Richard M Roberts
Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: Why are Keaton, Lloyd and Chaplin the "Big Three?"
Replies: 14
Views: 8149

Re: Why are Keaton, Lloyd and Chaplin the "Big Three?"

Because newbies might be intimidated by zero posts, and its the obvious starting question. Other obvious ones... Why is ranking beyond that utterly pointless? Why isn't (Fill in the blank) up there with the "Big Three?" Where is the line between a short comedy and a feature comedy. Where'...
by Richard M Roberts
Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Now *Here's* an Unusual Question
Replies: 22
Views: 5692

Re: Now *Here's* an Unusual Question

Well now, shouldn't we say "accused pedophile" when referring to Gus Meins, or was he ever found guilty of any charges? I sometimes wonder if he didn't commit suicide just because the accusations would have been enough to have ended his career as a Director of childrens comedies or anythi...
by Richard M Roberts
Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Robert Youngson
Replies: 2
Views: 1599

Re: Robert Youngson

Rob This is probably no help whatsoever, but MoMA seems to have some post-print Youngson material. Their print of WHY GIRLS SAY NO is missing exactly the footage that Youngson used in one of the comps (right now can't remember which one). Steve Youngson's own collection of material was purchased an...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:21 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Now *Here's* an Unusual Question
Replies: 22
Views: 5692

Re: Now *Here's* an Unusual Question

Hi Chris I've never heard of James Parrott being gay, and he was married. In Randy Skretvedt's LAUREL AND HARDY there's a picture (pg 297 in the paperback edition) of Babe Hardy, and his wife Myrtle with Parrott and his wife Ruby at the 1936 Academy Awards (although they are sitting next to pedophi...

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