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by Richard M Roberts
Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:11 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Restoring Chaplin at Keystone
Replies: 2
Views: 1363

Re: Restoring Chaplin at Keystone

Here's a link to the CNN story from earlier today about the Chaplin/Keystone restoration project in Europe ... Scroll down on the page to check out the video ... http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/Movies/01/29/charlie.chaplin.restoration/index.html?hpt=Sbin I had seen a screener of Mabel at the Wheel ...
by Richard M Roberts
Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:10 am
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: Silent "Our Gang" question (not the usual one)
Replies: 8
Views: 12686

Re: Silent "Our Gang" question (not the usual one)

I've just spent a few dan-dan-dandy hours perusing old issues of THE BILLBOARD on Google Books, and came across something: a couple of articles (from 1955 and '56, respectively) that mention a package of silent "Our Gangs" having gone into distribution, courtesy of "Onyx Picture Corp...
by Richard M Roberts
Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Billy West
Replies: 5
Views: 3187

Re: Billy West

As busy as he was during many years of the silent era, he almost drops off the face of the earth come the talkies. In the shorts field, first he directs at least one Snub Pollard title for the Weiss Brothers, which might be one of those obscure early talkies that the Weiss' released in 1929 and 193...
by Richard M Roberts
Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Niles MidWinter Comedy Fest Registration Info
Replies: 0
Views: 894

Niles MidWinter Comedy Fest Registration Info

Hey Gang,

Just a reminder, the Niles MidWinter Comedy Fest is just three weeks away. President's Day Weekend. Feb 12-14. The registration info is here:

http://www.nilesfilmmuseum.org/mid-winter_10_sked.htm

Hope to see some of you West Coasters there.

RICHARD M ROBERTS
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:22 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Classic Comedy At Niles
Replies: 2
Views: 1619

Re: Classic Comedy At Niles

Friday February 5, 2010 At The Edison Theatre, in the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum 37417 Niles Blvd., Fremont, CA 94536: 510 494-1511 Showtime: 8:30 P.M. Admission $12 general, $10 for museum members I'm producing another "Pre-Code Follies" at Niles with Kitten On The Keys, as last ye...
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: 3116

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: 13316

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: 13316

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: 2136

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: 5242

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 ...