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by William Ferry
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Joe Frisco THE HAPPY HOTTENTOTS 1930 with Billy Gilbert
Replies: 2
Views: 3870

Re: Joe Frisco THE HAPPY HOTTENTOTS 1930 with Billy Gilbert

This ranks in my Top 5 of all Vitaphone shorts (along with SHARPS AND FLATS with The Conlins and THE BEAU BRUMMELS with Shaw and Lee).
by William Ferry
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HARRY LANGDON AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES 1929-30
Replies: 28
Views: 25882

Re: HARRY LANGDON AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES 1929-30

Good afternoon, fellow Mafiosi! I was delighted to receive my set yesterday (thank you, UPS). Naturally, I sat right down to watch it, with the commentary track on. This was definitely worth waiting for, and I was delighted to post a five-star review on Amazon today. Thank you to Kit Parker Films, a...
by William Ferry
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: George Jessel and his Russian Art Choir
Replies: 3
Views: 3864

Re: George Jessel and his Russian Art Choir

Leaving us once again to ask the question we ask after seeing Jessel in ANYTHING: "What the hell is he doing there?". RICHARD M ROBERTS I like the observation that Scott Berg made, in THE SPEED OF SOUND, that seeing Jessel answers the question "What would have happened if Jessel made...
by William Ferry
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "Broadway" comic strips: Clayton,Jackson & Durante
Replies: 4
Views: 3882

Re: "Broadway" comic strips: Clayton,Jackson & Durante

He's got a million of 'em! Thanks Ed!
by William Ferry
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: How in the World Did Our SCM Founder Discover...
Replies: 2
Views: 2761

Re: How in the World Did Our SCM Founder Discover...

I certainly hope Elmer had a good agent and got paid royalties!
by William Ferry
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HASH AND HAVOC (1916) Hughey Mack, Jimmy Aubrey
Replies: 1
Views: 2576

Re: HASH AND HAVOC (1916) Hughey Mack, Jimmy Aubrey

How meta, as the youngsters would say. It's the circle of life, young Simba.

Ok officer, I'll go quietly.
by William Ferry
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "Broadway" comic strips: Clayton,Jackson & Durante
Replies: 4
Views: 3882

Re: "Broadway" comic strips: Clayton,Jackson & Durante

I remember seeing one of these in a book (I don't recall which book) way too many years ago: Clayton (Or was it Jackson?) asks Durante, "Jimmy, do you file your nails"?
" No, I just cuts 'em off and t'rows 'em away"!
by William Ferry
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "Broadway" comic strip: Tim Moore
Replies: 1
Views: 2202

Re: "Broadway" comic strip: Tim Moore

This is a Kingfish line if ever there was one!
by William Ferry
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: FUNNY PAPER (1923) Joe Rock, Billie Rhodes
Replies: 2
Views: 2752

Re: FUNNY PAPER (1923) Joe Rock, Billie Rhodes

Thanks for sharing all these shorts during the national quarantine!
by William Ferry
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Allright, we'll try this again.........
Replies: 11
Views: 13979

Re: Allright, we'll try this again.........

Thanks, Richard! I just pre-ordered a few minutes ago, and sent the link to the moderator of IT CAME FROM THE BOTTOM SHELF. I'm looking forward to posting what is sure to be a rave review. Thank you again for all your hard work.