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Ghosts of the Past - the Regent Apartments - costar with Chaplin, Weber, Sennett and Roach

The classic Regent Apartment (1913-1983) facing Westlake (MacArthur) Park once co-starred with Charlie Chaplin, and appeared in other silent productions with Lois Weber, Mack Sennett, and Hal Roach. 826 more words

Charlie Chaplin

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.” 354 more words


About Face! President 180 Does It Again

Mack Sennett, creator of the early 1900s Keystone Cops, apparently has taken up residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. If you thought Donald Trump lived there, you’re not entirely wrong, but it’s Mr. 614 more words

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Buster Keaton

Joseph Frank “Buster” Keaton (October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966)[1] was an American actor, comedian, film director, producer, screenwriter, and stunt performer.[2] 9,735 more words


W.C. Fields in THE FATAL GLASS OF BEER (1933) - And it ain't a fit night out for man nor beast!

As parody (in this case, of old stage melodramas), The Fatal Glass of Beer was ahead of its time. Roundly panned upon its initial release for its cheap look and over-the-top acting, its sense of bad taste is positively quaint in this post-Mel Brooks era. 236 more words

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W.C. Fields in THE PHARMACIST (1933) - Wanna buy a stamp?

The Pharmacist is easily the slightest of the three shorts that W.C. Fields made for producer Mack Sennett. With its utter defiance of film sense and continuity, it almost seems a short-subject companion to Fields’ equally surreal feature film  126 more words

Harold Lloyd

Harold Clayton Lloyd Sr. (April 20, 1893 – March 8, 1971) was an American actor, comedian, director, producer, screenwriter, and stunt performer who is best known for his  7,173 more words