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by Richard M Roberts
Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Mary Pickford Fan Contest Promotional Film (1929)
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Views: 118

Mary Pickford Fan Contest Promotional Film (1929)

Promo film for a Mary Pickford Fan Club contest that brough a group of fans to Hollywood to meet mary and watch her shoot COQUETTE in 1929, nice look at Catalina Island and Echo Mountain as well:

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

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by Richard M Roberts
Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: BILLY MCGRATH ON BROADWAY (1913) John Steppling, Augustus Carney
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Views: 170

BILLY MCGRATH ON BROADWAY (1913) John Steppling, Augustus Carney

Fun Essanay Comedy released March 4, 1913, featuring John Steppling with Augustus Carney, Eleanor Blanchard, Charles Hitchcock, Frank Dayton, Helen Dunbar, Eva Prout, William Walters and Bryant Washburn:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52WbGOOhQaM

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by Richard M Roberts
Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: RIP Jackie mason
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Views: 166

RIP Jackie mason

Here's how you memorialize Jackie Mason.....fifteen minutes of him killing on THE TONIGHT SHOW:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMM3AiVWsSQ

Rest in Peace Jackie, don't do the finger routine in the afterlife.

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by Richard M Roberts
Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:34 am
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: alt.movies.silent
Replies: 0
Views: 335

alt.movies.silent

https://groups.google.com/g/alt.movies.silent You know, I though it might be a good idea at this juncture to link this old Google Groups newsgroup to our research library as I'm sure there are getting to be a few new fans of vintage cinema who have never heard of it or knew that it was still out the...
by Richard M Roberts
Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:32 am
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: A TRIBUTE TO LAUREL AND HARDY (1972) John McCabe, Bob Einstein
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Views: 319

A TRIBUTE TO LAUREL AND HARDY (1972) John McCabe, Bob Einstein

Interesting episode of WLS's KENNEDY AT NIGHT in which Bob Kennedy interviews Laurel and Hardy Biographer John McCabe and Bob Einstein (aka Super Dave Osborn) who had directed the Laurel and Hardy influenced film ANOTHER FINE MESS. Interesting to see footage of John McCabe: https://www.youtube.com/w...
by Richard M Roberts
Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Mafia Webinar: Collecting Classic Comedy and Film (part 2?): Glenn Mitchell, Richard M Roberts and Hooman Mehren
Replies: 1
Views: 671

Re: Mafia Webinar: Collecting Classic Comedy and Film (part 2?): Glenn Mitchell, Richard M Roberts and Hooman Mehren

BTW, anyone who had trouble with the link to this webinar earlier in the last week, it is a different link now and should work just fine.

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by Richard M Roberts
Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Mafia Webinar: Collecting Classic Comedy and Film (part 2?): Glenn Mitchell, Richard M Roberts and Hooman Mehren
Replies: 1
Views: 671

Mafia Webinar: Collecting Classic Comedy and Film (part 2?): Glenn Mitchell, Richard M Roberts and Hooman Mehren

On July 5, 2021 Glenn Mitchell, Hooman Mehren and I got together again zoomophoniclly and cut a few more hours of yappin' about film collecting and the things that influenced us down this path of least resistance. Take a look:

https://bit.ly/ComedyCollecting2BOX

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by Richard M Roberts
Sat Jul 10, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: A VISIT TO "CELLULOIDVILLE"
Replies: 0
Views: 490

A VISIT TO "CELLULOIDVILLE"

Hey, I'm too bored with Nitwitville these days to waste much time looking at it or making fun of it, but if Anthony Balducci wants to take a few swipes, I'm happy to put it here, whether I agree completely with him or not: http://anthonybalducci.blogspot.com/2021/07/a-visit-to-celluloidville.html RI...
by Richard M Roberts
Thu Jul 08, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: After Thirty years, the Alloy Orchestra has disbanded.....
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Views: 491

After Thirty years, the Alloy Orchestra has disbanded.....

https://www.wbur.org/artery/2021/07/08/alloy-orchestra-has-disbanded Thought this was reason for celebration at first, but the article says they have just split off into more groups to perform their lousy scores. Oh well...... RICHARD M ROBERTS (hey Winokur, get out of that kitchen, rattle those pot...
by Richard M Roberts
Mon Jul 05, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: George Carl on THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW (1965)
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Re: George Carl on THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW (1965)

Several have emailed me asking about George Carl, whom I'm surprised you did not know about. In any event, here's a bit more George Carl, from what was his most famous routine, here done on THE TONIGHT SHOW in the mid-1980's: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwixqWvCFp4 And here is a longer version o...