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The Sunday Intertitle: A Film in Intertitles

Time to give your negative capability a workout, folks! Reduced to its title cards, the 1915 slapstick romance WISHED ON MABEL, starring Mabel Normand and Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, becomes both abstract and winsome. 79 more words


TDISH: The Scandal that Rocked Hollywood

On September 5, 1921, Hollywood funnyman Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle rented a hotel room in the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco to relax and have some fun with friends. 121 more words

This Date In Strange History

The Sunday Intertitle: Flush Before the Draw

This gambling den, in FATTY’S RECKLESS FLING (1915), appears to have intertitles as wall decoration.


The Sunday Intertitle: Various Kinds of Eggs

Lots of entertaining intertitles in SPECIAL DELIVERY, but this was my favourite. Madge is played by the unfortunately-named Jobyna Ralston, who keeps showing up at… 387 more words


Fatty Arbuckle

Poor Fatty Arbuckle. Every time some big star becomes enmeshed in an especially tawdry scandal–and it’s hard to think of a scandal more tawdry than Bill’s Cosby’s right now–Fatty Arbuckle gets dragged into it. 380 more words


The Hollywood Censorship Years

These days, most people know that creative works are protected by the First Amendment right of Free Speech. This was not always the case, and Hollywood’s Golden Era of the 1930s and 1940s was actually during the height of legalized censorship. 364 more words

Organizational Leader

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Dearest Readers,

It has been a long time since I have posted here. There is no real reason for it, besides writer’s block, perhaps, or the aching back, neck, and shoulders that was resulting in my reproduction of  199 more words

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