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Minisode: Spanking Breezes (1926)

As part of the great Movies Silently‘s Shorts! blogathon, MikeD, Darrill and Lindsay watched the two-reel comedy Spanking Breezes.

Plot: Alice Day‘s family spends time on a boat. 64 more words


Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Ladies Prefer Big Hats (or whatever is in fashion.)

Sad Mary Pickford in her New York Hat 1912..She was Canadian as was Mack Sennett, who was from Richmond, Quebec. Anita Loos also penned the script for the Musketeers of Pig Alley, a 1912  movie short starring them both. 322 more words


Charlie Chaplin in MABEL AT THE WHEEL (1914) - A race to the finish

Charlie tries to win Mabel (Mabel Normand) over from her sports-car-driving boyfriend, but to no avail. When Charlie kidnaps and locks up the boyfriend on the day of his big race, Mabel takes his place in the race. 51 more words



We had some guts and some luck

But we were just makin’ a buck

Movies were movies were movies when I ran the show’

Despite it’s credentials (Words and Lyrics by Jerry Herman, Book by Michael Stewart) It’s been called the most underrated musical ever and according to Kenneth Bloom, New York based theatre historian, playwright, director, record producer, and author, … 1,218 more words

Great American Songbook

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


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