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Mabel and Fatty's Wash Day (1915)

This Keystone one-reeler features two of the company’s strongest talents in the wake of the then-still-recent departure of Charlie Chaplin for Essanay. Despite Keystone’s reputation for… 531 more words


Fatty and Mabel Adrift (1916)

We get a lot of recognizable farm humor and newlywed jokes as well as a typical jilted lover out for revenge in this Mack Sennett… 638 more words


Mabel's Dramatic Career (1913)

Mack Sennett combines several older comedic tropes in this film to produce a rollicking, and, I would say, unusually sophisticated comedy short for Keystone. 814 more words



My latest book, “JAKE & CLARA: Scandal, Hollywood, Politics, and Murder,” is now available in early release—e-book only (at significant discount off the permanent release price). 714 more words


Veteran’s Day—The 1917 “Smokes for Soldiers Game”

In August of 1917, a benefit game was played in New York to raise money to send cigarettes to US soldiers fighting in Europe.  The New York Sun… 394 more words

Book Review-Devil's Garden by Ace Atkins

Title: Devil’s Garden

Author: Ace Atkins

Format: Paperback edition by Berkley

Published: 2010

Before Ace Atkins became noted for being the writer chosen by Robert B. 825 more words

Book Reviews

When Self-Righteousness and Profit Merge …

Room 1219: The Life of Fatty Arbuckle, the Mysterious Death of Virginia Rappe, and the Scandal That Changed Hollywood By Greg Merritt

Who was Fatty Arbuckle? 413 more words