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The great movie comedians: from Charlie Chaplin to Woody Allen

Leonard Maltin - Biography & Autobiography - 1978 - 238 pages
An appreciative retrospective survey of the great American film comedians combines history, nostalgia, and criticism with nearly two hundred stills
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Smile When the Raindrops Fall: The Story of Charley Chase

Brian Anthony, Andy Edmonds - Performing Arts - 1997 - 320 pages
At the age of ten, Charley Chase was singing and dancing on the street corners of Baltimore. Charley eventually became a local vaudeville attraction, but Baltimore could not ...
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The Coming of Sound: A History

Douglas Gomery - Performing Arts - 2005 - 181 pages
Sound transformed not only the Hollywood film industry, but all of world cinema. This text examines how the arrival of sound brought a boom to the industry and why its social ...
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American silent film comedies: an illustrated encyclopedia of persons ...

Blair Miller - Biography & Autobiography - 1995 - 280 pages
Many movie genres developed during the silent era, but none was as lasting as comedies. Actors and actresses stood in front of crude, hand-cranked cameras and invented a style ...
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Stan and Ollie: The Roots of Comedy: The Double Life of Laurel and Hardy

Simon Louvish - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 512 pages
Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy have remained, from 1927 to the present day, the screen's most famous and popular comedy double act, celebrated by legions of fans. But despite ...
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Frame-up!: the untold story of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle

Andy Edmonds - Biography & Autobiography - 1991 - 335 pages
An investigative reporter reopens the case of Fatty Arbuckle, arguing that Virginia Rappe's murder, of which Arbuckle was accused, was the tragic result of a frame-up, and he ...
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