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by Richard M Roberts
Thu Mar 10, 2022 5:00 am
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: SHIP'S REPORTER interviews both Laurel and Hardy!
Replies: 0
Views: 1165

SHIP'S REPORTER interviews both Laurel and Hardy!

We've all seen the SHIP'S REPORTER interview with Oliver Hardy, but here's a clip from another episode of SHIP'S REPORTER where both Stan and Babe are interviewed:

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

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by Richard M Roberts
Mon Feb 28, 2022 11:37 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: SMILEAGE GUARANTEED HAL ROACH BOOK ON SALE NOW!
Replies: 56
Views: 86188

Re: SMILEAGE GUARANTEED HAL ROACH BOOK ON SALE NOW!

Gone.

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by Richard M Roberts
Mon Feb 28, 2022 8:28 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: SMILEAGE GUARANTEED HAL ROACH BOOK ON SALE NOW!
Replies: 56
Views: 86188

Re: SMILEAGE GUARANTEED HAL ROACH BOOK ON SALE NOW!

Hey Gang, For anyone looking for a copy of my book, there's one up on amazon for $45.00! : https://www.amazon.com/Smileage-Guaranteed-Laughter-Industry-1910-1945/dp/0989301907/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1435690184&sr=1-1&keywords=smileage+guaranteed That's a steal. Grab it! RICHA...
by Richard M Roberts
Mon Feb 28, 2022 3:56 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: TIME IS MONEY! THE CENTURY, RAINBOW, AND STERN BROTHERS COMEDIES OF JULIUS AND ABE STERN
Replies: 7
Views: 6003

Re: TIME IS MONEY! THE CENTURY, RAINBOW, AND STERN BROTHERS COMEDIES OF JULIUS AND ABE STERN

Ed Watz recently attempted to post a review of Tom Reeder's book to Amazon, and once again it was rejected because we all know Ed is a dangerous radical intent on brainwashing the world into loving silent comedy. Well, our intent is to brainwash the world into loving Silent comedy, so here's Ed's re...
by Richard M Roberts
Sun Feb 20, 2022 11:47 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: THE TALE OF THE ARK (1909) Arthur Melbourne Cooper
Replies: 0
Views: 1348

THE TALE OF THE ARK (1909) Arthur Melbourne Cooper

Early British Animation film by Arthur Melbourne Cooper, who may be able to claim to be the first film animator (was making animated films in 1899). THE TALE OF THE ARK was released in July 1909 by Coopers own film company, the Alpha Trading Co.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1IM6y90JoU RICHARD M...
by Richard M Roberts
Sat Feb 19, 2022 11:42 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Roberts on the Radio: Adventures in Sound
Replies: 1
Views: 1184

Roberts on the Radio: Adventures in Sound

I spent a pleasant hour today chatting with my old friend and fellow Mafiosi Dennis Campa on his radio show ADVENTURES IN SOUND on KOOP FM Radio in Austin, Texas. here's the interview:

https://www.mixcloud.com/AdventuresInSo ... und-21922/

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by Richard M Roberts
Tue Feb 08, 2022 5:05 am
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: Virginia Fox Zanuck funeral footage (1982)
Replies: 0
Views: 1851

Virginia Fox Zanuck funeral footage (1982)

Somehow this seemed the appropriate place to put this, even though she passed away in 1982. No one mentions that she was once Buster Keaton's leading lady, but it is an interesting reminder how well she did and what an important member of an important film family she was a part of, and who she was f...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Feb 04, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Home Movies from THE BIG TRAIL (1930)
Replies: 4
Views: 3292

Re: Home Movies from THE BIG TRAIL (1930)

Well, if they had been shot in 35mm, I would have thought, "Fox Movietone News" and that they would have been shot for publicity purposes, but this is obviously 16mm footage, so It's a Knowledgeable amateur, which again, with the Tyrone Power Sr. angle makes me wonder if it's Power Jr. fol...
by Richard M Roberts
Thu Feb 03, 2022 4:32 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Home Movies from THE BIG TRAIL (1930)
Replies: 4
Views: 3292

Re: Home Movies from THE BIG TRAIL (1930)

I saw some nonsense on a Facebook group where folk were saying these were not home movies, but outtakes, and looked too good to be 16mm. These are definitely home movies, they would be black and white 16mm reversal film, direct non-generational source, and if they are from the original print, it wou...
by Richard M Roberts
Wed Feb 02, 2022 10:09 pm
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: Barry Cryer RIP
Replies: 0
Views: 1070

Barry Cryer RIP

Damn, we lost another funny one:

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2022/ ... es-aged-86

Another British comedy legend, of late a regular on I'M SORRY, I HAVENT A CLUE, and by all accounts a very nice man. Rest in Peace Barry.

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