Lloyd Hamilton Silent Comedian DVD

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Tommie Hicks
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Lloyd Hamilton Silent Comedian DVD

Postby Tommie Hicks » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:46 am

I received my Lloyd Hamilton DVD produced by Mssrs. Glass and Wyatt last night. What a joy. Being able to see a Ham short I have not seen before is always good business. That short was A HOME MADE MAN (1928), the second to last Hamilton Educational short. I didn't have my hopes up being a late Educational but there were some good gags in this. It is apparent in this short that Hamilton digressed from character based stories to simple gag parades. Hamilton is gaunt in this film.

Watching HIS MUSICAL SNEEZE is bittersweet when you realize how many of the Fox shorts are gone for good. I read back in the day that Fox short comedies had huge budgets, but it is now becoming evident to me that the Fox shorts had normal budgets, its just that the Fox shorts department had use of the Fox feature sets which made them look far more expensive. I'm sure the old Sennett crew at Fox without Sennett's control, made shorts with a unique dynamic.

The other titles are from Hamilton's first season at Educational: DYNAMITE, THE SIMP, APRIL FOOL, and MOONSHINE. I had seen these shorts previously, but all of these aforementioned titles had scenes I had not seen before. Seeing MOONSHINE without superimposed titles was neat.

A hearty "good show" to Daves Glass and Wyatt. This is s wonderful disc. Meg Morley is superb.

May we have another please, Ton O' Fun or Snub perchance?

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Re: Lloyd Hamilton Silent Comedian DVD

Postby DaveGlass » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:07 pm

Thank you Tommie for the kind words.
Glad you enjoyed it.
I'll be posting the "making of" extra later...

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Re: Lloyd Hamilton Silent Comedian DVD

Postby DaveGlass » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:12 pm

Thank you Tommie for the kind words.
Glad you enjoyed it.
I'll be posting the "making of" extra later...

Dave

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Re: Lloyd Hamilton Silent Comedian DVD

Postby DaveGlass » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:50 pm

and so if you're interested in "behind the scenes" film geek type stuff, here are the links:

vimeo.com/249940694

https://youtu.be/D0QO2c6HtAA

DG

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Re: Lloyd Hamilton Silent Comedian DVD

Postby Thomas Reeder » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:44 am

This is a wonderful collection, Dave; thanks so much for putting it together and all your hard work doing so. It's great to finally have a copy of HIS MUSICAL SNEEZE with translated intertitles!

Having just viewed DYNAMITE, I was amused to see several gags reused from Henry Lehrman's A TWILIGHT BABY, which also starred Hamilton and was filmed less than a year earlier. I think Ham had only made one other film in the interim for Jack White, who directed both A TWILIGHT BABY and the interim film as well. The gags that I recall: the fish down Hamilton's pants and his resultant gyrations; the hen eating the black powder, producing exploding eggs; and the goat butting Hamilton through the side of the barn. Not that there was anything unique about these particular gags, but I guess both director and comedian thought they were good enough to trot out a second time, and so close on the heels of their former appearance.

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Re: Lloyd Hamilton Silent Comedian DVD

Postby DaveGlass » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:52 am

OK, we had a wonderfully positive response to the Lloyd Hamilton DVD, not only from those who Kickstarted it but also a great many who had missed the boat.
Well, the dust has now settled and we have a few spare copies left over, so we're making these available on a first come first served basis.
As far as the cost goes, we think it’s appropriate to charge the same amount as the Kickstarter backers pledged.
So therefore…
1) the cost for the DVD in plastic sleeve is £20 (+ £3 for postage to non-UK address)
2) the cost for the DVD in standard DVD case with art work and insert is £25 (+ £5 postage to non-UK address).
If you’d like to order a copy, please send an e-mail to: david.glass@virgin.net
We’ll then send you the payment details, which will be via Paypal.
If you’d like more information about the contents, there’s a video on You Tube.
Just search ‘Lloyd Hamilton Kickstarter’.
Thanks.
All the best,
The Dave’s (Glass and Wyatt)

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Re: Lloyd Hamilton Silent Comedian DVD

Postby DaveGlass » Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:28 pm

It's been a few months now since this project was completed.
But...
Ever since the deadline closed, we've been regularly inundated with requests for it to be made available on an on-going basis.
So...
We've been working with Amazon.com for a while now, and are super pleased to be able to announce the release of...
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And if you were one of the original lovely Kickstarter backers of the project and you enjoyed the disc, we'd be ever so grateful if you could drop a review onto the Amazon page, just to hopefully entice the occasional passerby! Thanks.

The link to the Amazon page is:
https://www.amazon.com/Lloyd-Hamilton-S ... ton+silent

Thanks,

The Daves (Glass and Wyatt)


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