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Buster Keaton makes his movie debut

First, some brief background. Buster Keaton began working in vaudeville before he was four years old in an act with his parents called The Three Keatons. 985 more words

Buster Keaton

14 augusti

gårDagens kvinna: Eleanor Gwyn (-1687)

Nell Gwyn eller E.G. som hon skrev under sitt testamente. Det var ställt till duke of Albans, en av hennes två söner som hon hade med sin älskare Charles II. 54 more words

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Carole Lombard : The Hoosier Tornado

I recently picked up a Lombard biography at a local thrift shop that I wasn’t familiar with titled The Hoosier Tornado by Wes D. Gehring. Just for the record, thrift shops are great places to find discarded books and movies in case you have never looked. 343 more words

Carole Lombard

Pic of the Day: "The Long Shot" revisited

Today we take another look at young Timothy from the Racket Squad episode “The Long Shot”. It was first broadcast on July 3, 1952. Con man Ed Mercer ( 93 more words

Timothy Carey

Meet The Keystone Kops

Slapstick!  Mayhem!  Incompetence!  Buffoonery!  Clumsiness!  Craziness!  Bungling!   Chasing!  Running!  Zaniness!  Now quick, say the first words that come to your mind…

…And I’ll bet the $2.38 that I have in my pocket that you just said “Keystone Kops.” 1,968 more words

History

17 juli

gårDagens kvinna: Catherine Howard (-1542)

Efter 18 månaders äktenskap med Henry VIII lät han halshugga henne. Hon spökar och skriker i ett galleri vid Hampton Court och springer rätt igenom dörren till kapellet. 68 more words

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The Case Of The Misplaced Plaque

THIS IS THE BIRTHPLACE
OF
MOTION PICTURE COMEDY
HERE THE GENIUS OF MACK SENNETT
TOOK ROOT AND GREW TO LAUGHTER
HEARD AROUND THE WORLD. HERE…
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Joseph Nebus reblogged this on Joseph Nebus's Sense Of Humor and commented:

I've been meaning to bring this to people's attention but keep finding other things taking up my time instead. Robert S Birchard of the ``Comedy Fast and Furious'' blog found an obelisk erected by Ralph Edwards's You Bet Your Life to commemorate the Mack Sennett Keystone Studios. The plaque commemorates the ``birthplace of motion picture comedy'', which may be a touch overstating things but is still fair enough since if you think of a silent (American, at least) comedy film you're probably thinking of something touched by Sennett. But the obelisk and the plaque were endangered, and, there's more to the story, and I think you'll enjoy learning it.