Looking For Thelma Hill Silent Shorts

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Looking For Thelma Hill Silent Shorts

Unread post by rockynelson » Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:35 am

Hello everyone,

I'm a big fan of silent actress and bathing beauty Thelma Hill. She appeared in more than 100 movies - mostly Mack Sennett comedy shorts. I would really like to find more of her films especially any from her Toots and Casper series. I'm afraid many of these movies are now lost but if you have any please contact me.

My blog about Thelma Hill is http://www.thelmahill.net" target="_blank

and you can email me at [email protected]" target="_blank

Thanks a lot! Elizabeth :-)

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Re: Looking For Thelma Hill Silent Shorts

Unread post by BenModel » Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:09 am

There may a couple of these at LoC. Steve Massa and I just screened one there last week. I don't recall the title (Steve will, though), and this one is part of a 16mm collection that hasn't been catalogued yet...but will be.

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Re: Looking For Thelma Hill Silent Shorts

Unread post by silentfilm » Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:25 am

Have you checked Paul Gierucki's Mack Sennett collection that comes out from Flicker Alley next month? The titles are listed here on their website.

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Unread post by Jim Reid » Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:56 am

I've got a 16mm print of one of the Toots & Caspers. "Smile Buttercup, Smile".

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Unread post by Steve Massa » Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:11 pm

The Toots & Casper that Ben, Rob Stone and I looked at the other day was SPARERIBS REFORMS ('29). The other T&C's that I've seen which float around with collectors are WHAT A WIFE ('28), FOOLING CASPER ('28), CASPER'S WEEKEND ('28), and THE FAMILY MEAL TICKET ('28). Sadly don't know of any that are available on DVD or video.

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Unread post by Steve Massa » Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:18 pm

I'm a big fan of Thelma's as well, and I really like your Thelma site. In the Mack Sennett Pin-Ups section in the 8th photo where the girls are pulling off the man's jacket - the comic is Harry Sweet. It's probably an early 1920s Century or Fox comedy as Sweet headlined for both.

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Unread post by rockynelson » Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:30 am

Thank you so much for all the information about Thelma's films! I'm glad to know that many of her Toots and Casper are still around even though they aren't available on DVD.

I also have a blog about Thelma at http://www.thelmahill.net" target="_blank

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Unread post by earlytalkiebuffRob » Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:03 pm

Jim Reid wrote:I've got a 16mm print of one of the Toots & Caspers. "Smile Buttercup, Smile".
Watched a roughish copy of that via YT. It ran for about 12m, and I was wondering if it was complete - info on IMDb suggests 'no'. And who played the judge - not listed on IMDb - reminded me a bit of Arthur Housman.

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Re: Looking For Thelma Hill Silent Shorts

Unread post by earlytalkiebuffRob » Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:09 pm

rockynelson wrote:Hello everyone,

I'm a big fan of silent actress and bathing beauty Thelma Hill. She appeared in more than 100 movies - mostly Mack Sennett comedy shorts. I would really like to find more of her films especially any from her Toots and Casper series. I'm afraid many of these movies are now lost but if you have any please contact me.

My blog about Thelma Hill is http://www.thelmahill.net" target="_blank" target="_blank

and you can email me at [email protected]" target="_blank" target="_blank

Thanks a lot! Elizabeth :-)
CLUNKED ON THE CORNER (1929) is on YT. Thelma has a very brief 'blink and you'll miss her' bit a a shop assistant.

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Re: Looking For Thelma Hill Silent Shorts

Unread post by Jim Reid » Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:50 am

earlytalkiebuffRob wrote:
Jim Reid wrote:I've got a 16mm print of one of the Toots & Caspers. "Smile Buttercup, Smile".
Watched a roughish copy of that via YT. It ran for about 12m, and I was wondering if it was complete - info on IMDb suggests 'no'. And who played the judge - not listed on IMDb - reminded me a bit of Arthur Housman.
My print is a full 800ft. Probably in the range of 20 minutes.

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Re: Looking For Thelma Hill Silent Shorts

Unread post by Pasquale Ventura » Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:22 pm

I have a VHS copy of CASPER'S WEEKEND. Had it since early 90's, can't recall exactly how it was acquired.

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