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Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Carl Laemmle, film mogul & producer (1867-1939)
Tomorrow morning see the work of Carl Laemmle in Show Boat (1936) at 6:00AM (ET)

Mack Sennett, director & actor (1880-1960) 19 more words

Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Gusher, The (1913)

This early Keystone short seems to have been built around some stock footage of a burning oil well. Mabel Normand is the classic girl next door, except that in this case she lives next door to an oil field. 216 more words


His Favorite Pastime (1914)

AKA: “His Favourite Pastime”

This will be the last Charlie Chaplin movie I review for the 2014 Century Awards season. I saw every movie he made in 1914, but there just wasn’t time to review them all. 208 more words


Tango Tangles (1914)

AKA: “Charlie’s Recreation”

Charlie Chaplin heads up an impressive cast of Keystone stars (I’m not even going to try to list them all below) in a simple slapstick farce set in a… 231 more words


Between Showers (1914)

It’s a new year, and now I “get” to start talking about movies from 1915, but I’m not even done with 1914 yet! The next few days will be catch-up, as I prepare to post the nominations for the… 252 more words



A CONFLUENCE of technologies occurred at the beginning of the last century. (How quaint this term “last century” sounds to those of us of a certain age.) The automobile and the motion picture industry were both in their infancy, and ambitions of William Kissam Vanderbilt II brought them together—to the benefit of a future renowned entertainer. 738 more words

Classic Bits

Mabel's Blunder (1914)

This is the one Mabel Normand movie from 1914 I’ve seen which does not also star Charlie Chaplin. It’s not slapstick, but more of a situational comedy along the lines of “ 231 more words