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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



Based on the real life tumultuous romantic relationship between early 1900s legendary filmmaker Mack Sennett and accidental starlet Mabel Normand, this will be the first Sydney professional production of Jerry Herman’s “Mack and Mabel”. 265 more words

Week of September 23rd, 1916

George Jean Nathan

Mack Sennett

One hundred years ago this week, Grace Kingsley reported that some big New York magazines had noticed Mack Sennett’s work. George Jean Nathan in his theater review column for… 818 more words

Chaplinmania: Chaplin in the Keystone Age

He first appears as someone called “the Swindler,” a dappled character scrapping it out with Henry Lehrman’s “Reporter” in the 1914 silent short comedy Making a Living… 1,087 more words