EVERETT TRUE BREAKS INTO THE MOVIES (1917) Bobbie Bolder

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EVERETT TRUE BREAKS INTO THE MOVIES (1917) Bobbie Bolder

Postby Richard M Roberts » Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:56 pm

This one is about as obscure as it gets, Bobbie Bolder was mostly a supporting comic at Essanay and elsewhere, but he did star in a series of Everett True comedies for the very short-lived Chicago-based American Bioscope Company in early 1917. This short even gives you a look at the ABC offices and studio:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boH5h1sUBkg


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Re: EVERETT TRUE BREAKS INTO THE MOVIES (1917) Bobbie Bolder

Postby Robert Moulton » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:46 pm

Very interesting. The character is based on a comic strip that I never heard of and ran from about 1905 thru 1927. I looked up some examples and it seemed to use exactly one joke repeated daily for 20+ years: Everett is offended by someone lacking in some area and beats them up.

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Re: EVERETT TRUE BREAKS INTO THE MOVIES (1917) Bobbie Bolder

Postby Eric Cohen » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:38 pm

http://explore.chicagocollections.org/i ... 8/1834h17/

Here's the studio they filmed in and around. You can see the skylight. To the right is the storefront where they line up: 6242 North Broadway, Chicago. They should have hired the funny little fellow who was first in line.


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