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by Richard M Roberts
Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:45 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE (TROUBLESOME) STEPDAUGHTERS (1912) John BUnny, Flora Finch, Edith Storey
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Views: 392

THE (TROUBLESOME) STEPDAUGHTERS (1912) John BUnny, Flora Finch, Edith Storey

Available for a limited time only, this Vitagraph short released July 6, 1912 has the title of THE STEP-DAUGHTERS on the print and intertitles here, but was also known as THE TROUBLESOME STEPDAUGHTERS apparently. Directed by George D. Baker, starring John Bunny with Flora Finch, Julia Swayne Gordon,...
by Richard M Roberts
Sat Aug 07, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Danish Remake of Edison's THE KISS (1896)
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Re: Danish Remake of Edison's THE KISS (1896)

Rob Farr wrote:Crosses the fine line between kissing and cannibalism.


Do cannibals fondle their meat before they eat it?


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by Richard M Roberts
Fri Aug 06, 2021 4:42 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Danish Remake of Edison's THE KISS (1896)
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Danish Remake of Edison's THE KISS (1896)

Wow, those wacky Europeans sure know how to have a good time:

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

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by Richard M Roberts
Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: THE JACK BENNY SHOW (1963) Guest Peter Lorre sings!
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Views: 374

THE JACK BENNY SHOW (1963) Guest Peter Lorre sings!

Broadcast on CBS 1/22/1963, Peter Lorre guest stars and gives Jack a hard time about introducing him as a creepy guy. Great fun!:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkH2Ag5w6oA

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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: 837

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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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: 681

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
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Views: 1438

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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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: 1048

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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