|Moving Picture World, 24-February-1917|
In his wonderful book The Silent Clowns, Walter Kerr suggested that Lloyd Hamilton was one of the great silent comics whose reputation has diminished. This is because many of the solo movies Hamilton made for Educational during the 1920s are lost. Perhaps this is also because he was not able to succeed as a star in feature films.
This ad for his earlier movies with Kalem quotes an exhibitor in Colony Kansas: "We believe the Ham Comedies have more real comedy that is clean and worth any one's time to watch than can be found in looking over a long list of so-called comedies."
The item below recounts the story of two Ham and Bud films.
|Moving Picture World, 17-February-1917|