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by JLNeibaur
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: New VIRGINIA LEE CORBIN book: BARE KNEES FLAPPER
Replies: 1
Views: 462

Re: New VIRGINIA LEE CORBIN book: BARE KNEES FLAPPER

I am reading it now and it's great. I will write a review and link it here (and throughout social media) when I have finished reading it.

JN
by JLNeibaur
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Laurel and Hardy's Last Film
Replies: 1
Views: 442

Laurel and Hardy's Last Film

A ten year old book on Laurel and Hardy's last film, and the upcoming European release of that film on DVD and blu ray in a restored version, are discussed in this article I just wrote for my website. http://jln4151.wixsite.com/jlneibaur-writer/single-post/2018/10/27/The-Final-Film-of-Laurel-and-Hardy
by JLNeibaur
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Review of the Thelma Todd-ZaSu Pitts DVD set
Replies: 8
Views: 1410

Re: Review of the Thelma Todd-ZaSu Pitts DVD set

I had a 16mm print of Training For Trouble back in the 70s. Went over great at parties. They used the same "over the cliff onto the bucking broncos" ending from Pullman, as I recall.
by JLNeibaur
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Review of the Thelma Todd-ZaSu Pitts DVD set
Replies: 8
Views: 1410

Re: Review of the Thelma Todd-ZaSu Pitts DVD set

Yeah I talk more extensively about each film, including Show Business, in my upcoming book about the series. I highly recommend this DVD set.

JN
by JLNeibaur
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Review of the Thelma Todd-ZaSu Pitts DVD set
Replies: 8
Views: 1410

Review of the Thelma Todd-ZaSu Pitts DVD set

The Thelma Todd-ZaSu Pitts films coming out on DVD are mastered from the best possible materials and feature commentaries by experts. For fans of classic comedy, this is a must. It is being released October 9th, and hopefully sales will be strong enough to merit future such releases. Here is my revi...
by JLNeibaur
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Charley Chase silents on DVD
Replies: 0
Views: 239

Charley Chase silents on DVD

I put together an essay for my website discussing the DVD sets that feature Charley Chase's silent films, including Becoming Charley Chase, the Chase collections one and two, and Cut to the Chase. Along with talking about the films, I provide pictures and links (including a link to the recent Volume...
by JLNeibaur
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Discussing a Harry Langdon sound short
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Discussing a Harry Langdon sound short

I am one who actually likes a lot of what Harry Langdon did at Columbia. No, I don't think that these later two-reelers are at the level of his silents. But I also do not dismiss them the way many seem to. I think each one has its moments, and there are some that stand out. My latest writeup for my ...
by JLNeibaur
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: New book on Andy Clyde Columbias available
Replies: 0
Views: 548

New book on Andy Clyde Columbias available

For those interested, my book THE ANDY CLYDE COLUMBIA COMEDIES, a film-by-film discussion of the two-reelers Andy did at that studio, is now available. Here is the link to the book: https://mcfarlandbooks.com/product/the-andy-clyde-columbia-comedies/" target="_blank And here is a sample chapter from...
by JLNeibaur
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Review: Larry Semon's THE PERFECT CLOWN
Replies: 15
Views: 1527

Review: Larry Semon's THE PERFECT CLOWN

Not many dig the madness of Larry Semon's work the way I do. Here is a link to a review on my website where I try to make a case for his feature "The Perfect Clown."

https://goo.gl/Dm6eeu" target="_blank
by JLNeibaur
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: New book on actor Henry Brandon
Replies: 0
Views: 523

New book on actor Henry Brandon

The new Henry Brandon book combines biography and filmography quite nicely.

Here is my review:

http://jln4151.wixsite.com/jlneibaur-wr ... e-Bogeymen" target="_blank
by JLNeibaur
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Review of the Charley Chase/Roach DVD set
Replies: 1
Views: 694

Review of the Charley Chase/Roach DVD set

Finally had time to review the excellent Charley Chase two disc DVD set featuring his Roach talkies from 1930-1931. I talk about each film as well as the special features. Here is the link:

https://goo.gl/eZJFer" target="_blank
by JLNeibaur
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: new book on the Todd-Pitts-Kelly shorts
Replies: 2
Views: 1367

Re: new book on the Todd-Pitts-Kelly shorts

Did you purposely time the release of the book to coincide with the release date of the DVD sets or did you just get lucky? Anyway, I have a few of your books and enjoy your work. I'm also checking out the Todd-Pitts/Kelly shorts on DVD this year, so your book will make a nice supplement. I'll chec...
by JLNeibaur
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Thelma Todd - ZaSu Pitts upcoming on DVD
Replies: 10
Views: 3660

Thelma Todd - ZaSu Pitts upcoming on DVD

Great news! After recently hearing that a company is putting out the Thelma Todd - Patsy Kelly comedies on DVD, we now discover that Kit Parker is releasing the two-reelers with Thelma and ZaSu Pitts. Amazon says October, but I never like to go by that, as it isn't always accurate. What's great is t...
by JLNeibaur
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Charley Chase: The Hal Roach Talkies Volume One 1930-31
Replies: 94
Views: 24543

Re: Charley Chase: The Hal Roach Talkies Volume One 1930-31

I wrote a book on the Charley Chase talkies several years ago and, as with my upcoming book projects on the Andy Clyde Columbia shorts, and the Thelma Todd - ZaSu Pitts - Patsy Kelly comedies, I hoped the films would be made available on DVD eventually. This Charley Chase release is outstanding, and...
by JLNeibaur
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: new book on the Todd-Pitts-Kelly shorts
Replies: 2
Views: 1367

new book on the Todd-Pitts-Kelly shorts

My book on the Thelma Todd/ZaSu Pitts and the Thelma Todd/Patsy Kelly comedies is already available for pre-order at amazon.com with a proposed December release date. I have another book, Andy Clyde's Columbia Comedies coming out in late summer/early fall. These books were written a year apart for t...
by JLNeibaur
Fri May 25, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: The Jean Harlow Films - final book project
Replies: 6
Views: 1392

Re: The Jean Harlow Films - final book project

My commentary notwithstanding, the Fields silents on KINO look amazing and they are both funny movies. Highly recommended.

JN
by JLNeibaur
Thu May 24, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: The Jean Harlow Films - final book project
Replies: 6
Views: 1392

Re: The Jean Harlow Films - final book project

Jim Roots wrote:Wait, you can't retire yet! You haven't written The Biffle and Shooster Films book yet!

Jim

First I have to see where they rank in your book....
by JLNeibaur
Thu May 24, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: The Jean Harlow Films - final book project
Replies: 6
Views: 1392

Re: The Jean Harlow Films - final book project

Now we just need to get you doing DVD audio commentaries! Haha -- actually I did do commentaries for the two W.C. Fields silents that KINO released on blu ray, and also their release of VISIT TO A SMALL PLANET with Jerry Lewis. I recorded the Fields commentaries first, and acted like I was watching...
by JLNeibaur
Wed May 23, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: The Jean Harlow Films - final book project
Replies: 6
Views: 1392

The Jean Harlow Films - final book project

I am currently writing THE JEAN HARLOW FILMS for McFarland. My book THE CHARLIE CHAN FILMS was released by Bear Manor on May 1, another book, THE ANDY CLYDE COLUMBIA COMEDIES, comes out from McFarland in late Summer or early Fall. I have also completed THE HAL ROACH FILMS OF THELMA TODD, ZASU PITTS,...
by JLNeibaur
Mon May 14, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2018]
Replies: 782
Views: 86370

Re: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2018]

I was digging MICKEY on TCM last night -- I had seen it before but I enjoyed seeing it again.
by JLNeibaur
Wed May 09, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: American Slapstick vol 2 - re-available!
Replies: 12
Views: 3645

Re: American Slapstick vol 2 - re-available!

Excellent collection of films -- Here is my ten year old review from the now defunct Rogue Cinema website.

http://www.roguecinema.com/american-sla ... ibaur.html" target="_blank
by JLNeibaur
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Arbuckle: The Round Up (1920)
Replies: 73
Views: 14779

Re: Arbuckle: The Round Up (1920)

Great movie, beautiful restoration, excellent special features.

Here is my review:

http://jln4151.wixsite.com/jlneibaur-wr ... le-feature" target="_blank
by JLNeibaur
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Charley Chase: The Hal Roach Talkies Volume One 1930-31
Replies: 94
Views: 24543

Re: Charley Chase: The Hal Roach Talkies Volume One 1930-31

I received my set and am quite pleased with the quality. A lot of care went into this, and I am glad its sales have been strong, possibly leading to future volumes. A lot of us have been waiting a long time for a DVD release like this. Here it is.

JN
by JLNeibaur
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Charley Chase: The Hal Roach Talkies Volume One 1930-31
Replies: 94
Views: 24543

Re: Charley Chase: The Hal Roach Talkies Volume One 1930-31

All of these remastered shorts from best available pre-print materials for less than 25 bucks on its opening release -- that's an incredible deal indeed. The more this first volume sells, the better chance that future volumes will be released.
by JLNeibaur
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Charley Chase: The Hal Roach Talkies Volume One 1930-31
Replies: 94
Views: 24543

Re: Charley Chase: The Hal Roach Talkies Volume One 1930-31

I updated my August article, now indicating that the set is available, providing the amazon link, info about the set's contents, etc.

http://jln4151.wixsite.com/jlneibaur-wr ... ORTHCOMING" target="_blank
by JLNeibaur
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: New footage from Stan Laurel solo silent found/restored
Replies: 0
Views: 1327

New footage from Stan Laurel solo silent found/restored

I have been given permission to now share this info via a press release offering the exciting news that footage from the incomplete Stan Laurel silent DETAINED has been discovered and restored. ------------------------------------PRESS RELEASE------------------------------------ Frisian Film Archive...
by JLNeibaur
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: TCM Remembers 2017
Replies: 45
Views: 6634

Re: TCM Remembers 2017

I keep track of celebrity passings (film, TV, music) and put together an article at the end of each year. This should be a complete list. If I missed anyone, please let me know, as I can go in and add. Here is the link: http://jln4151.wixsite.com/jlneibaur-writer/single-post/2017/12/31/SAD-FAREWELL...
by JLNeibaur
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: TCM Remembers 2017
Replies: 45
Views: 6634

Re: TCM Remembers 2017

I keep track of celebrity passings (film, TV, music) and put together an article at the end of each year. This should be a complete list. If I missed anyone, please let me know, as I can go in and add. Here is the link: http://jln4151.wixsite.com/jlneibaur-writer/single-post/2017/12/31/SAD-FAREWELLS...
by JLNeibaur
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Review of new book on William Fox
Replies: 46
Views: 8326

Review of new book on William Fox

Here is my review of the excellent new book on William Fox:

http://jln4151.wixsite.com/jlneibaur-wr ... the-Movies" target="_blank
by JLNeibaur
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Max Linder book review
Replies: 3
Views: 1048

Max Linder book review

Reviewed a new book on Max Linder:

https://goo.gl/BW4hYd" target="_blank