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No Words, Just Laughs: Brand New Slapstick Silents!


Want some wholesome family fun that will seriously bring the funny? Get your belly laughs with a fresh batch of classic physical comedy, many newly restored for a prime viewing experience! 
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Tourists (1912)

 

This short “farce comedy” is interesting for a number of reasons. Although its depiction of Native Americans is likely to make modern audiences uncomfortable, it does display an aspect of… 217 more words

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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

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Medieval Walks, Star Trek TNG and Mack Sennett

Women weaving in Montreal circa 1910. I bought this off eBay years ago while researching background to the Nicholson Family letters and Threshold Girl.

They were for use with the Keystone Stereoscope. 494 more words

1910 Women

Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Carl Laemmle, film mogul & producer (1867-1939)
Tomorrow morning see the work of Carl Laemmle in Show Boat (1936) at 6:00AM (ET)

Mack Sennett, director & actor (1880-1960) 19 more words

Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Gusher, The (1913)

This early Keystone short seems to have been built around some stock footage of a burning oil well. Mabel Normand is the classic girl next door, except that in this case she lives next door to an oil field. 216 more words

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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

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