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Writing History: "May and December" and "Never Again!"

The following slideshows are in place to accompany the written composition on the topic.  If you are interested in the larger work, please let me know through my  23 more words


Week of May 5th, 1917

June Caprice

Marguerite Clark

Mary Miles Minter

One hundred years ago this week, Grace Kingsley was inspired by two not very good movies to write: 736 more words

Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914)

US 82m, B&W, Silent
Director: Mack Sennett; Cast: Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand, Charlie Chaplin, Mack Swain, Charles Bennett, Chester Conklin, Charley Chase

Featuring a who’s who of silent comedy stars, including the Keystone Cops, Tillie’s Punctured Romance is notable as cinema’s first feature-length comedy film, and the last that Chaplin would make, in which he didn’t either write or direct. 42 more words


Suzanna (1923)

Scandal magnet Mabel Normand first comeback following the William Desmond Taylor murder. There were other scandals to come, including the New Year’s Day shooting of Edna Purviance’s boyfriend, Courtland Dines, by Mabel’s chauffeur.


Al St. John

TCM’s Star of the Month for April features Character Actors. I would like to give a shout out for my favorite Silent Era Character Actor… Cousin Al St. 75 more words


Past Imperfect - #34

They weren’t sure where they were, how they got there, or who decided to stop at the bordello for a costume change. But they were happy, and that’s all that really mattered. 691 more words


Past Imperfect - #503

Mary, left: “I’m so excited about getting to be in a Mack Sennett picture!”

Marie, right: “Oh, is that what we’re doing? I thought I was waiting in line to get past the velvet rope at a Steampunk-Goth nightclub.” 291 more words