MYSTERY HAM AND BUD STILL

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MYSTERY HAM AND BUD STILL

Postby Cole Johnson » Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:24 pm

Hello, photo experts----Here's an odd still from the HAM AND BUD series. Ham is in his full garbageman chic outfit, slapshoes in hand, threatening Bud in a hospital room. The odd thing is that the Budster is in normal, human being street clothes. I'm guessing it was just an odd candid, Bud not officially appearing in the scene being shot. Who are the fellows with Ethel Teare?
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Re: MYSTERY HAM AND BUD STILL

Postby Rob Farr » Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:37 pm

I wonder if this was a gag still from the period when Ham was actually laid up in the hospital after the accident that shattered his leg. It looks like he could have been costumed and made up from the waist up and photographed while being visited by his cast and crew members. Could one of the non-actors be a young William Beaudine? Ham's other director at the time of his accident was Rube Miller, but neither look like him.
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Re: MYSTERY HAM AND BUD STILL

Postby Gary Johnson » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:09 am

I was wondering if the leg accident helped acerbate his drinking
or was that already a by-product of his personality?

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Re: MYSTERY HAM AND BUD STILL

Postby Joe Moore » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:32 am

Rob Farr wrote:I wonder if this was a gag still from the period when Ham was actually laid up in the hospital after the accident that shattered his leg. It looks like he could have been costumed and made up from the waist up and photographed while being visited by his cast and crew members. Could one of the non-actors be a young William Beaudine? Ham's other director at the time of his accident was Rube Miller, but neither look like him.


Actually Rob, now that you mention it, the mustached fellow in the dark suit, does look quite a bit like William Beaudine.

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Re: MYSTERY HAM AND BUD STILL

Postby Steve Rydzewski » Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:39 pm

Hi Guys, and Happy New Year!
Definitely not Rube Miller in the dark suit with Ham and Bud.
I'm 100% sure it is in fact, like Rob & Joe suggest: William Beaudine.
The girl is Ethel Teare; don't recognize the guy second from right.

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Re: MYSTERY HAM AND BUD STILL

Postby Rob Farr » Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:20 am

Anyone know what Chance Ward looked like?
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Re: MYSTERY HAM AND BUD STILL

Postby Bob Birchard » Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:31 pm

Rob Farr wrote:Anyone know what Chance Ward looked like?



It is William Beaudine. I can post a photo of Chance Ward if you're interested.

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Re: MYSTERY HAM AND BUD STILL

Postby Brent Walker » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:34 pm

Definitely William Beaudine.

By the way, last Saturday David Hayes and I were interviewed (along with Leo Gorcey Jr. and Gabe Dell Jr.) for a Bowery Boys documentary, which was in the old screening room at KCET-TV in Los Angeles, which had been Monogram/Allied Artists. However, going way back, it was Lubin, Kalem and Charles Ray Productions, among others. There's a wall photo history case outside with shots of the location in different eras. One photo of the Kalem studios says "View of the Kalem Studios, where the Ham and Bud Comedies were made." So priorities are straight there! I'm just hoping that when Scientology takes over the studio next year, they keep the history photos.

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Re: MYSTERY HAM AND BUD STILL

Postby Gary Johnson » Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:29 pm

They'll end up in Tom Cruise's den......or Travolta's airplane hangar.


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