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by Richard M Roberts
Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Looser Than Loose restores SHANGHAIED LOVERS
Replies: 3
Views: 3069

Re: Looser Than Loose restores SHANGHAIED LOVERS

I hadn't seen any discussion of this here so I thought I'd give it a mention-- Dave and Ali Stevenson at Looser Than Loose have just put out a Harry Langdon DVD-R that includes SHANGHAIED LOVERS. The first half comes from what they identify as a Kinescope source--it looks pretty soft and has some g...
by Richard M Roberts
Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Question regarding THE STAGE HAND
Replies: 30
Views: 13270

Re: Question regarding THE STAGE HAND

Any idea who it was that was willing to originally finance a feature for Langdon? Gary J. I'm not completely positive on this, but one name that comes up a lot in connection with the Royal Studio in Grantwood around that period is Bud Pollard, who took it completely over in 1933 and renamed it the ...
by Richard M Roberts
Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:39 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Question regarding THE STAGE HAND
Replies: 30
Views: 13270

Re: Question regarding THE STAGE HAND

This picture always seemed to me strangely extraneous to Langdon’s Educational series, but it may be an odder duck than I thought. I had assumed that in directing and writing it personally Langdon was seeing through a pet idea he had at the time, or that Arvid Gillstrom was temporarily unavailable....
by Richard M Roberts
Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Availability of Sennett Educationals
Replies: 5
Views: 2110

Re: Availability of Sennett Educationals

Brent's book might have the answer to this, but while I wait for McFarland to ferry my copy up to Toronto, I thought I'd post here. Does anyone know which of Sennett's Educationals are available on DVD/VHS? I'm looking in particular for The Lion's Roar, but also for some of the early Gribbon-Clyde ...
by Richard M Roberts
Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: What did E. W. Hammons mean?
Replies: 8
Views: 5153

Re: What did E. W. Hammons mean?

Thanks, Richard, for explaining the issue better than Hammons himself! Actually, I have your excellent essay on Educational from Classic Images in a stack of papers next to my desk (and weren't those essays supposed to be anthologized at some point?). Anyway, the distinction between production and ...
by Richard M Roberts
Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:41 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: What did E. W. Hammons mean?
Replies: 8
Views: 5153

Re: What did E. W. Hammons mean?

Since Rob Stone's been posting such nice Educational press sheets of late, here’s an industry/economics-oriented question on the same company: why exactly was Educational Pictures left out of the mergers ca. 1926-1927 which saw the major studios entering into distribution arrangements with the lead...
by Richard M Roberts
Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: A Merry Mafia Christmas to All
Replies: 2
Views: 1274

A Merry Mafia Christmas to All

As the Yuletide quickly approaches, Linda and I wish all you Fellow Mafiosi the happiest of Holidays.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanuakah, or whatever it is you're celebrating, the Best of the Season to You.

RICHARD M ROBERTS
by Richard M Roberts
Sun Dec 20, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: First real East Coast winter!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1345

Re: First real East Coast winter!!

Experiencing our first serious snowfall since moving from California to Virginia all I have to say is: "Ain't fit night out for man nor beast!" Rob So I'll wish you "Happy Holidays" from beautiful 75 degree Los Angeles (where Linda and I are staying at this moment). I'm sure the...
by Richard M Roberts
Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: And HELLO???
Replies: 24
Views: 7873

Re: And HELLO???

I received my copy of Brent's book yesterday, and it kept me up reading last night way into the wee hours. It's as terrific as we knew it would be. All Silent Comedy Mafia members are required to buy this book, and we'll be counting heads.

Bravo Brent!

RICHARD M ROBERTS
by Richard M Roberts
Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Has the Slaphappy series been licensed to Madacy???
Replies: 12
Views: 5110

Re: Has the Slaphappy series been licensed to Madacy???

I ain't never seen the box, and never heard of the set til now, so I don't know from no names on boxes. And at 17 clams for 15 episodes, that's affordable komedy kollege for the masses. Exactly, and thats the good of it and a lot of what companies like Madacy do. For all everyone whined about that ...