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The Rounders (1914)

Today is Charlie Chaplin’s 125th birthday, so I thought I’d take a break from the Edison shorts I’ve been reviewing and talk about another of his classic comedy reels from 1914. 258 more words


Five Pop Culture Documentaries That Hollywood Should Make

It’s only April and already there’s a rare collection of pop culture documentaries to tickle the mind: Mike Myers squeezed the life out of legendary rock ‘n’ roll manager Shep Gordon with… 854 more words

Design for Living (1933)

Gary Cooper, Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins. Dir: Ernst Lubitsch

“Design for Living” (the movie) is loosely based on “Design for Living” (the play) by Noel Coward, which was loosely based on his living situation 11 years earlier, when his roommates were Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt, all struggling artists at the time.  710 more words

The Vegas of the 20s: Seal Beach

By Pete Zarustica

Movie stars. Casinos. Stretches of sand. Pretty girls in revealing clothing.

Sounds very much like Las Vegas, doesn’t it? But it also once applied to the seaside community of Seal Beach. 526 more words

Orange County Tribune

Slapstick Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Keaton, Arbuckle and St. John

Welcome to week five of our journey into the world of silent slapstick comedies! This week we’re taking a look at Volume 5 of the Slapstick Encyclopedia set, which focuses on the work of Buster Keaton, Fatty Arbuckle and Al St. 844 more words


The Murder of Innocence

The train car rolled methodically down the Central Station tracks while the cosmopolitan foliage and static clouds of constant and monumental observation seamed effortlessly together, blurring by the passenger window and racing back up the hill where the passenger of the car first observed their presence. 1,007 more words