Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Stan Laurel 125 -- June 16, 2015

New Movie, October, 1930

Happy 125th birthday to comic genius Stan Laurel.  He we see him with his partner Oliver Hardy and James Parrott, brother of Charley Chase.

Pictures and the Picturegoer, 18-August-1915

Today is also the 100th anniversary of the death of actor Elmer Booth, who is best remembered as the charming gangster in DW Griffiths' "The Musketeers of Pig Alley."  Booth was driving an auto with director Tod Browning and actor   George Siegmann.  Browning later worked with Lon Chaney.  Siegmann had played Silas Lynch in Birth of a Nation.  The auto hit a streetcar.  Booth was killed and Browning and Siegmann were injured. 

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