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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

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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

Silent Film

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Well the Proper Slapstick site is now live, on advice from our guru of SEO there are only a few products on there as Google crawls the site and processes the loveliness of the goodies available. 46 more words


Fatty's Plucky Pup (1915)

This movie is one of the more “typical” Keystones that Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle made for the studio. He’s far less likeable in this movie, although in the end, … 536 more words


Best Stunts 1915

I’ve gone ahead and broken the rules for this year, because after the initial nominations were in, I saw an excellent example of stuntwork from 1915. 367 more words

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