What Killed Silent Comedy?

On MovieMorlocks.com (accessed from Turner Classic Movies’ TCM.com), I ran across an interesting discussion entitled, “Did Groucho kill Harpo?

While not the title I might have chosen, it’s an interesting discussion about the transition from silent to sound, and from silent comedy to sound comedy. While the piece has its flaws (mentioning many movies without the years they were made, and occasionally rambling a bit off point), it’s an interesting thought article on the transitions caused by technology, current events and changing public tastes.

Included in the article is a link to a very early color talkie from about 1900!

Find it here.

From ThinkWingRadio.com (History Section)

I love history. I think it’s particularly fascinating when you can almost imagine yourself in the past because a scene is presented so vividly, and nothing does that with more power than film or photos from a long-ago time.

Below are four links that I’ve collected and put in the History tab of ThinkWingRadio.com.