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Bathing Beauties and Big Boobs (Vitagraph, 1918)

Bathing Beauties and Big Boobs (Vitagraph, 1918)
Directed by Larry Semon
Starring Larry Semon and Madge Kirby

You don’t have to hang around long with a group of silent comedy enthusiasts before at least a few of them will make sure you know of their vehement hatred of Larry Semon. 449 more words


The Chilling Tale of Chicago’s Clown Graveyard

Clowns have always freaked people out. Not all people, mind you, but those who suffer from Coulrophobia will certainly tell you those painted faces and bright red noses are the things of absolute nightmares. 430 more words

Feature Articles

Huge scrap-metal soldier statue on show in Dorset

A huge statue of a First World War soldier has been created from scrap metal to commemorate the men who lost their lives in the conflict. 176 more words


Palace Pier, Brighton, 30 December 1918

To: Miss White, c/o Mrs Osmond, West Stafford, Nr Dorchester

Am living in Kensington now. Have been down here for the week end. return in the morning. 22 more words


Who is the politician?

I’m currently reading (and admiring) C.R. Benstead’s 1930 novel, Retreat, whose central figure is a chaplain attached to an artillery unit in the Fifth Army during the momentous  German assault of March-April 1918. 148 more words



1916: ‘They’ by Siegfried Sassoon.

The Bishop tells us: “When the boys come back
They will not be the same; for they’ll have fought
In a just cause: they lead the last attack… 224 more words

1918-1919 Kane Directory

One of the neatest things I discovered a few years back in the Kane, PA library was a series of city directories. At the time I was exploring my wife’s ancestors with the last names of BURROWS, CLARK, DIPPO, HOKE, and HOUSLER. 166 more words