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JAN 22: Added several actors to the site from Laurel and Hardy's Babes In Toyland (1934); namely Arthur Lovejoy, Anne Brown, Charles Bimbo, Carl R. Botefuhr, Allen Waddell, Chuck Stubbs, Margaret Nearing, Alice Lake, Bobbie Hale, Richard Powell, John Wood.|
JAN 21: Viewed and reviewed another one of those awful Paul Parrott "comedies": this time it was Mr. Hyppo (1923). Though it wasn't all bad, as I found Helen Gilmore and Owen Evans in the film.
JAN 20: I have been tinkering around with the Charley Chase Menu because the loading times on the page were dreadful. I have re-done the DVDs, Books and Posters sections (now at the bottom of the page and all clickable). Chris Bungo and I have been trying to figure out why it is that when you access this page it takes forever before you can click on any of the links and we figured the problem is only evident with Google Chrome users, which is a pain in the arse because that is what I use!
Added Russell Coles, Robert Hoover, Zebedy Colt, Alfred J. Goulding, George Sowards, Kenneth McMillan and Terence McMillan to the site.
JAN 18: Viewed and reviewed Charley Chase's Hello Baby! (1925).
JAN 15: Thanks to several sources who have contacted me, I can now sadly confirm the passing of Doris Merrick. Her page has been updated (again).
JAN 14: My thanks to Robin Cook for sending me a very rare screenshot of Katherine Grant from Our Gang's Saturday Morning (1922). Her scene is right at the beginning of the film but most prints that are available for viewing do not include this for some reason. Robin has a complete copy of the film and was kind enough to make the screenshot from a projector and send it to the site for inclusion. This also confirms the film to be Katherine's debut for Hal Roach as well, so it is of significant importance and bumps her tally up to 49 credits for Roach.
JAN 12: Viewed and reviewed Charley Chase's Mighty Like A Moose (1926). Added Ann Howe and Malcolm Denny to the site. Unfortunately I don't have dates for either of them.
JAN 07: Viewed and reviewed Max Davidson's wonderful Pass The Gravy (1928). One of the best silent comedy shorts I have seen so far.
JAN 05: News of Doris Merrick's death coming in. Thanks to Anthony Carrillo and Brent Seguine for posting and passing on this information. Thanks also to Lisa Cross for providing the site with the correct birth location for Larry Steers.
JAN 04: Viewed and reviewed the Eddie Boland short On Their Way (1921). Another piece of boring nonsense.
JAN 03: Added 5 new actors to the site: Betty Arlen, Janet Gaynor, Harry Lorraine, Kathleen Pickell and Billy Platt.
JAN 01: Back from climbing mountains and to the mundane work with updating the website. I have now completed the calendar page for December. Have received the first donation of 2020 - I am immensely grateful, thanks George.
DEC 20: It must be "Find Lyle Tayo Week" because I have just been sent three new IDs for her: Babes In The Goods [Steve Wright] and The Soilers & Backs To Nature [Scott Margolin]. That bumps up her credits to 72. Great work guys! Thanks also to Butch and Dave P. for the very generous donations. I am overwhelmed by the kindness of others.
DEC 19: Added Barbara Bates and Walter Abel to the site. More donations coming in - I am really and genuinely very appreciative of every small amount, thank you. Also, I want to promote this soon-to-be-released DVD from the Silver Series line: The Hal Roach Streamliners Volume 1.
DEC 18: Added 8 low-resolution lobby cards for The Big Noise (1944). Have also added Babe's screenshot from one of his early solo films: The Simp And The Sophomores (1915) [courtesy Jim Phillips; thanks to Eric Schultz].
DEC 16: Dave Wilson has written to me, offering his reference site about L&H playing Plymouth. I'm sharing this here for fans who may be interested.
DEC 11: I will be getting rid of the "On This Day" feature soon and replacing it with 12 simple calendar months instead. Each day when I update the ON THIS DAY section it consumes a lot of time in gathering the data so now you will just be able to look it up for yourself to save me keep typing it all out every day!! Here is the month for DECEMBER so far.... (I will keep adding to it each day)
DEC 10: Added 5 great stills and glass slide for the Max Davidson film Fighting Fathers (1927) - all courtesy of Bob Duncan who was kind enough to share them with me.
DEC 06: A page overhaul for the Hal Roach Series Menu.
DEC 05: Added Lena Malena to the site. New IDs made: Carl Leviness in Laurel & Hardy's That's My Wife [credit: Jesse Brisson] and Estelle Etterre in the Pitts/Tood film Maids A La Mode [credit: Steve Wright]. Also credit for Robert Moulton for his submission of this RISQUE screenshot of Elizabeth Forrester's bare arse in Charley Chase's Thundering Tenors.
DEC 04: Viewed and reviewed the first, last and only film in the Sunshine Sammy "series": The Pickaninny (1921). Just your usual, average, mediocre run of the mill crap.
DEC 02: Additional information added for Darla Hood - including correct birth date (and year), as well as her middle name [thanks Jesse and Jim]
NOV 30: Following a very positive reaction and support for my recent Katherine Grant video I have now produced a (cut version) of Episode 2 of my Hal Roach Players series: Mickey Daniels See here.
NOV 26: New Laurel & Hardy book available from Danny Lawrence: "The Making Of Laurel And Hardy" for fans of the duo. Order now from Amazon.
NOV 25: I have created a COMPLETE version of The Lucky Dog (1921) and posted it on my my YouTube channel.
NOV 23: I have started a new personal project to produce a small documentary-style video series called THE HAL ROACH STUDIO PLAYERS: TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE. I have uploaded Episode 1 on Katherine Grant to my YouTube channel if anybody is interested. See here.
NOV 21: Added several cast screenshots from the recently found/discovered All-Star short Laughing Ladies (1925), courtesy of my good friend Rob Stone. I will be reviewing the film myself in the near future and then I shall complete the page with a full review.
NOV 15: Reviewed the Todd/Kelly film Air Fright (1933), with better screenshots, plot summary and added extras. Added Buster Wiles and Oscar Morgan to the site.
NOV 14: Re-watched and improved the page for Laurel & Hardy's Beau Hunks (1931). New material added, Jack Hill identified, trivia notes extended, page restructured and the colour shots removed. Pleased with that.
NOV 13: Viewed and reviewd Our Gang's Mail And Female (1937).
NOV 06: Added the five members of The Cabin Kids to the site: James 'Darling' Hall, Helen 'Precious' Hall, Frederick 'Honey' Hall, Winifred 'Sugar' Hall, Ruth 'Sweetie' Hall. Also added Jimmy Daniels, Neil Jackson, Billy Wise, Jack Dart, Wilbur Hartzell and Dannie MacGrant to the site.
NOV 05: Added Tommy Hicks, Fred Trowbridge, Georgie Nokes, Guy Beach, Harry Rindfleish to the site.
NOV 04: Added Kermit Maynard, Jim Farley, Ava Gardner, Marie Blake and Bobby Anderson to the site.
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As you all know, this website is completely free to use.... NOT abuse. I rely on donations from the work I do in order to feed myself and my family due to not being able to get full-time employment (this is a personal matter which I do not feel necessary to explain here).
There are several hundreds of people who respect this website and the hours I invest into updating it on a daily basis. I have always acknowledged the amount of help I have received in building this project. Help from fans - whom I always name and credit - who want to help improve and develop the site and make it as complete as possible. So many people have donated rare films, money, images, stuff from their personal collections, research, books... I am overwhelmed by the level of kindness I have received by so many. There is of course still a long way to go and I am in no rush to finish it yet... Where am I going with this, you may wonder?
It has recently been brought to my attention that multiple sources have been stealing work from this website (reviews for films which I wrote myself), screenshots which I personally made from the films, posters, lobby cards etc. This material has been uploaded elsewhere without any credit or acknowledgement whatsoever for how they obtained it. I am grateful that people care so much about this site that they are willing to report to me any theft they find.
I make my own screenshots, which takes a lot of my time; which get stolen and re-posted on the IMDb - a website I have so much conflict against. I write my own film reviews, which get stolen and re-posted in their entirety on videos which have been illegally uploaded on YouTube. My complaints are generally always upheld and action is always taken to remove material stolen from this site. To their credit, both the IMDb and YouTube have cooperated fully with me over the past few months.
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