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Mr. and Mrs. Little Tramp

“Charlie Chaplin is in trouble again.” So began the next item in “The Talk of the Town” for the March 21 issue.

Over his head hangs a sword that was forged in the Californian sunshine of the cold metal that entered the souls of the native sons when they lived in Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska. 389 more words

Hollywood Scandal: Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle

On screen, Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle was one of the greatest physical comedians of the ’teens, second perhaps only to Charlie Chaplin. Yet it was what he enjoyed off-screen that would eventually lead to his demise. 919 more words

Brian McTamaney

Top 10 Silent Movie Comedians

Today, when most people hear the words “silent comedy” they probably think of things like Charlie Chaplin’s silhouette framed in the sunset or twinkly piano music playing over barely decipherable grainy images and, perhaps, people getting kicked up the arse. 2,675 more words


An interview with Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle

From the mid-1910s until 1921, Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle was one of the most popular of film comedians.  However, at the height of his fame, he was tried for the rape and manslaughter of actress Virginia Rappe.  1,815 more words


Lone Pine

You never know what you can find and see until you go and look. I used to do a lot of driving across the country, and I made a point of getting off the Interstate system as often as I reasonably could to do just that – see what I could see. 690 more words


Hooray for William Howard Taft!

(Inspired by an article by Joe Carlson.)

I’d like to say, right here and now, that I am very proud

To be among those people who are flesh & blood-endowed. 118 more words


His Favorite Pastime (1914)

AKA: “His Favourite Pastime”

This will be the last Charlie Chaplin movie I review for the 2014 Century Awards season. I saw every movie he made in 1914, but there just wasn’t time to review them all. 208 more words