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by Tommie Hicks
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Ordering films from the LOC
Replies: 14
Views: 594

Re: Ordering films from the LOC

Turpinutz wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:24 am
Hi Tex.

If Ben Turpin is in any of the George Ade Fables, please let me know as I'll be interested in buying a DVD from you when it's hot of the press.

Thank you for keeping these silents alive,

Steve Rydzewski
Philadelphia
Sid Smith cinematicly debuted in the George Ade Fables.
by Tommie Hicks
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Ordering films from the LOC
Replies: 14
Views: 594

Re: Ordering films from the LOC

If you are interested in Lyons & Moran, the LOC also has a 35mm of GIVE HER GAS (1918)
by Tommie Hicks
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Charlie cribbed from Stan?
Replies: 9
Views: 428

Re: Charlie cribbed from Stan?

I have viewed a good amount of silent comedy and stealing is epidemic. However the top line comedians would almost always put a different spin on the borrowed material.
by Tommie Hicks
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Charlie cribbed from Stan?
Replies: 9
Views: 428

Re: Charlie cribbed from Stan?

The "tramp" character and dress date from the 1850's on the British vaudeville stage. Robey and Ritchie had used the character before Chaplin. However, Chaplin's interpretation of the tramp character was all his own and obviously the best. Some performers used tramp personas as it was cheaper to war...
by Tommie Hicks
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Al Joy
Replies: 10
Views: 326

Re: Al Joy

I challenge the concept that Al Joy was the worst silent film comedian. Jimmy Aubrey, Walter Heirs, and Vladedeckk(?) were performers who wrapped the mantle of comedian around them and went to it with disappointing results. Al Joy did not do the "comedian" concept. Joy was a completely neutral perso...
by Tommie Hicks
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Billy Dooley in A Reckless Romeo
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Billy Dooley in A Reckless Romeo

The film is DIZZY SIGHTS released by Christie on 12-17-1927. This is one of my favorite Dooleys.
by Tommie Hicks
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Review: Larry Semon's THE PERFECT CLOWN
Replies: 15
Views: 1506

Re: Review: Larry Semon's THE PERFECT CLOWN

Having looked into Larry's life I am convinced he did die in 1928. Larry's ashes were sent to family members in Philadelphia who did not like him. Larry abandoned his wife and daughter when Larry was making good money, and Larry was in show business and went bankrupt. These facts were an anathema to...
by Tommie Hicks
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Unidentified Fox-Sunshine stills published in 1922
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: Unidentified Fox-Sunshine stills published in 1922

#51 looks like Harry Depp and Fay Tincher, but did Fay ever work for Fox?
by Tommie Hicks
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Lost Charley Bowers film WHOOZIT found?
Replies: 13
Views: 2132

Re: Lost Charley Bowers film WHOOZIT found?

The second reel of WHOOZIT is on the Charley Bowers Bluray. I was surprised to see Addie McPhail in this.
by Tommie Hicks
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Unidentified Fox-Sunshine stills published in 1921
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Unidentified Fox-Sunshine stills published in 1921

The bottom pic looks like Big Joe Roberts and Sybil Seely. I wonder If they ever worked together before :-)

In the water ski pic it looks like Thelma Hill on the far right.
by Tommie Hicks
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: SKIRTS (1921)
Replies: 13
Views: 1531

Re: SKIRTS (1921)

Tommie as I go through your list of titles, one screams familiarity at me immediately. "Roaring Lions at Work" (1924). Jimmie Adams made a series of films beginning at least in 1917 (his first listed film in the IMDb) that are "Roaring Lions" titles: "Roaring Lions and Wedding Bells" (1917), "Hungr...
by Tommie Hicks
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: SKIRTS (1921)
Replies: 13
Views: 1531

Re: SKIRTS (1921)

There are 55 Fox short films in which the name of the star, or any information, is not known. One of my obsessions is to at least identify the stars of these shorts. A good chunk of these unknowns were released between 1922 and 1925. When the trade magazines were put online I thought these mysteries...
by Tommie Hicks
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: SKIRTS (1921)
Replies: 13
Views: 1531

Re: SKIRTS (1921)

We saw about a minute and a half of this film at the last MOSTLY LOST. This film bombed and was later cut up to make a couple of two-reelers.
by Tommie Hicks
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Lighthouse Keeper Movies
Replies: 29
Views: 8446

Re: Lighthouse Keeper Movies

Do shorts count? LIGHTHOUSE LOVE (1932) with Franklin Pangborn.
by Tommie Hicks
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Review: Larry Semon's THE PERFECT CLOWN
Replies: 15
Views: 1506

Re: Review: Larry Semon's THE PERFECT CLOWN

I was told by someone involved with THE WIZARD OF OZ restoration that they had three intact nitrate prints from which to make the restoration. This film did not bomb and run Chadwick out of business as was reported before.
by Tommie Hicks
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Review: Larry Semon's THE PERFECT CLOWN
Replies: 15
Views: 1506

Re: Review: Larry Semon's THE PERFECT CLOWN

Grapevine video has an excellent transfer from an original 16mm reduction. Grapevine's first version of this film in the old VHS days was from 8mm. When Grapevine obtained the better print, Grapevine sent me a copy of the newer version free of charge.
by Tommie Hicks
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Blackhawk Films catalogs now online
Replies: 17
Views: 1464

Re: Blackhawk Films catalogs now online

I started looking at these bulletins and I automatically started thinking of lawns to mow. The Blackhawk Bulletin was more than a catalog to me. It was more of a monthly visit by a herald from my favorite land. Since all of my birthday and Christmas presents came from Blackhawk they sent my mother b...
by Tommie Hicks
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: More Universal Silents!
Replies: 43
Views: 5595

Re: More Universal Silents!

MODERN LOVE (1929) (silent version) with Charley Chase.
by Tommie Hicks
Fri May 25, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Jack Duffy DVD Giveaway (Now on Ebay)
Replies: 37
Views: 5908

Re: Jack Duffy DVD Giveaway (Now on Ebay)

In BLACK EYES AND BLUE you can see a road used by Keaton in ONE WEEK and CONVICT 13.
by Tommie Hicks
Thu May 24, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Jack Duffy DVD Giveaway (Now on Ebay)
Replies: 37
Views: 5908

Re: Jack Duffy DVD Giveaway (Now on Ebay)

Received my disc today and was pleased to see Charley Chase in the BLACK EYES AND BLUE film. Charley plays the news photographer. I know it isn't Jimmie Parrott in a dual role because the two brothers are in the same scenes.

Does a list of the Parrott/Smith Holly comedies exist?
by Tommie Hicks
Wed May 23, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Help identifying a silent film
Replies: 11
Views: 2353

Re: Help identifying a silent film

I din't know what the film is entitled or who the players are, but it looks to be a bio-pic of Steven Foster.
by Tommie Hicks
Fri May 18, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Jack Duffy DVD Giveaway (Now on Ebay)
Replies: 37
Views: 5908

Re: Jack Duffy DVD Giveaway

tguinan,

Will you be putting this title on your ebay store soon?
by Tommie Hicks
Mon May 14, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Jack Duffy DVD Giveaway (Now on Ebay)
Replies: 37
Views: 5908

Re: Jack Duffy DVD Giveaway

M.A., I forgot to ask you to put my name on the drawing. If I don't win, I'll buy it later. That Holly comedy you have just added is a must have. I like Jack too. Many who will watch his comedies for the first time will be amazed to know that Jack was in his late 30's and early 40's when he made the...
by Tommie Hicks
Mon May 14, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Jack Duffy DVD Giveaway (Now on Ebay)
Replies: 37
Views: 5908

Re: Jack Duffy DVD Giveaway

In the late 1920's Al Christie promoted his comedies that has realistic looking an acting characters, yet the Duffy comedies were putting money in Christie's bank account.
by Tommie Hicks
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Alice Howell
Replies: 14
Views: 5062

Re: Alice Howell

A couple of weeks ago I had to trash my 16mm print of Chaplin's LAUGHING GAS because it went vinegar. It was doubly disappointing because it was the only 16mm I had Alice on. What amazes me about Alice is that she was a comedian of the first order and she walked away from it! Could you imagine Alice...
by Tommie Hicks
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: New Kickstarter: A Perfect Gentleman (1928)
Replies: 32
Views: 5096

Re: New Kickstarter: A Perfect Gentleman (1928)

The L-KO short is worth the price alone.
by Tommie Hicks
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: Alice Howell DVD project
Replies: 61
Views: 7902

Re: Alice Howell DVD project

Thank you so much Ben and Steve! When I received my e-mail for this I almost danced a jig. Now that this is a two disc project, how do we find out the difference in cost from the one disc version and how do we throw in that difference? I've seen DISTILLED LOVE and it is really choppy, however, Alice...
by Tommie Hicks
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Metroactive: Harry Langdon: Lost and Found
Replies: 6
Views: 4182

Re: Metroactive: Harry Langdon: Lost and Found

Does anyone know the silent short with Harry Langdon where Vernon Dent plays a demented character who is macabre? I'm pretty sure it's not His Marriage Wow, but maybe I am remembering it wrong. It is indeed HIS MARRIAGE WOW. Its one of the Langdon shorts that only exists in 16mm. Please someone tel...
by Tommie Hicks
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: 125 Harold Lloyd
Replies: 4
Views: 1229

Re: 125 Harold Lloyd

Happy Birthday to Harold. I just wish Criterion had not canceled their Harold Lloyd Blu-Ray series.
by Tommie Hicks
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Third 35mm fragment to ID
Replies: 5
Views: 1242

Re: Third 35mm fragment to ID

Steve,

Excitement in Bugtussle last night, our bathroom caught on fire. Luckily it didn't reach the house.

Hope to see you in Culpeper in June!