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by Richard M Roberts
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: GUSSLE THE GOLFER (1914) Syd Chaplin, Mack Swain, Dixie Chene
Replies: 0
Views: 212

GUSSLE THE GOLFER (1914) Syd Chaplin, Mack Swain, Dixie Chene

Here's Syd Chaplin's first starring Keystone Comedy, released December 28, 1914, Director uncredited (probably f. Richard Jones) and featuring Syd with Mack Swain, Dixie Chene, Josef Swickard, Eddie Cline, Dick Smith, and Slim Summerville: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHPNTIWnDsI RICHARD M ROBERTS
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Correcting Trav S D on Louis Gasnier and Other Directors
Replies: 2
Views: 501

Correcting Trav S D on Louis Gasnier and Other Directors

So Trav S D posted a piece on Pioneer Director Louis Gasnier: https://travsd.wordpress.com/2015/09/15/louis-gasnier-from-the-champs-elysees-to-poverty-row/ in which he stated: "Today is the birthday of Louis Gasnier (1875-1963). Fairly or unfairly, I mentally associate Gasnier with a handful of...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: NO WEDDING BELLS (1923) Larry Semon, Oliver Hardy
Replies: 0
Views: 259

NO WEDDING BELLS (1923) Larry Semon, Oliver Hardy

Good late Larry Semon Vitagraph, released January, 1923, Directed by Larry Semon and Mort Peeples and featuring Larry with Oliver Hardy, Lucille Carlisle, Spencer Bell and Glen Cavender:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ldruojpi4E&t=123s


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by Richard M Roberts
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Nonsense: Rin Tin Tin
Replies: 1
Views: 658

Nitrateville Nonsense: Rin Tin Tin

This weeks steaming hot historical topic of serious film discussion on Nitratevile: http://www.nitrateville.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=24751 So Lokke Heiss is talking to dead dogs and getting verbal answers back? Hmmmmm----we consulted Mr. Tin over the Ouija Board at this week's silent film star sé...
by Richard M Roberts
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: THE JUGGERNAUT (1915) Anita Stewart, Earle Williams
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Views: 237

THE JUGGERNAUT (1915) Anita Stewart, Earle Williams

Early Vitagraph feature with a spectacular train wreck, released April 19, 1915, directed by Ralph Ince, and featuring Anita Stewart, Earle Williams, Julia Swayne Gordon, William R, Dunn, Frank Currier and Eulalie Jensen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlda2VIgyvg


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by Richard M Roberts
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: DIME A DANCE (1937) Imogene Coca, Danny Kaye, June Allyson
Replies: 1
Views: 419

DIME A DANCE (1937) Imogene Coca, Danny Kaye, June Allyson

Lotta talent in this Educational Comedy, released by Twentieth Century-Fox December 23, 1937, starring Imogene Coca with Danny Kaye, June Allyson, Burlesque comic Hank Henry, a very young Barry Sullivan, and Johnny Johnson and his Orchestra, directed by Al Christie, and transferred from a 35mm nitra...
by Richard M Roberts
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: What did comeidans use to whiten up their face?
Replies: 1
Views: 640

Re: What did comeidans use to whiten up their face?

What stage makeup did actors and comedians use in movies to whiten up their face in the 1900s-1910s? stan-laurel-creepy-stan.jpg Good old Max Factor white greasepaint foundation also known as "clown white" as it is also known. Been around and lasts forever, still being made by several com...
by Richard M Roberts
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Yes Virginia, there's gonna be a Charley Chase Roach Talkie set
Replies: 14
Views: 2536

Re: Yes Virginia, there's gonna be a Charley Chase Roach Talkie set

Ahhh, a full day of silence on this subject, peace quiet at last, Amazon still hasn't removed the bogus page for the set, but considering it's the holiday weekend, that's no surprise. Just stay away from it folks, the genuine page is probably weeks away. And with that, to the relief of one and all (...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: Shelley Berman RIP
Replies: 0
Views: 490

Shelley Berman RIP

Another pioneer and terrific stand-up comic, whose importance in the 1950's and 60's is much forgotten now, but his success paved the way for many other stand-up comedians. Shelley Berman also made a UCLA lecture appearance in 1964 which shows off his skills quite well: https://www.youtube.com/watch...
by Richard M Roberts
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Yes Virginia, there's gonna be a Charley Chase Roach Talkie set
Replies: 14
Views: 2536

Re: Yes Virginia, there's gonna be a Charley Chase Roach Talkie set

An ardent supporter on the Laurel and Hardy forum quoted the EXTRA! EXTRA! facts and made an impassioned plea to support the set, I responded: If you are going to quote it, I'd appreciate you quoting the whole thing, including the complete last line: "Everybody just be patient and relax, this i...

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