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The Short and Frenetic Life of Harry Sweet

Harry Sweet, the comedic actor, director and early innovator of the “slow burn” comedy routines that made performers like Edgar Kennedy eagerly sought for film shorts, had a career that could have achieved greatness if he hadn’t died tragically in a plane crash at the age of 32. 1,826 more words

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Charlie Chaplin said he “only felt threatened by Harry Langdon.” Samuel Becket wanted Langdon to act in his experimental film, but had to use Buster Keaton after Langdon’s early death. 1,620 more words

Film Reviews

23 augusti

gårDagens kvinna: Kejsarinnan Katarina den store av Ryssland (1729-1796)

Hon var slavägare och hade svårt för att somna och lät därför någon borsta hennes hår i sängen varje kväll. 203 more words


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


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

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