Sunday, September 17, 2017

Discard Your Troubles, Book Them Now! -- September 17, 2017

Moving Picture World, 01-September-1917
Billy West closely imitated Charlie Chaplin in a long series of comedies for different studios.While Chaplin was making the excellent Mutual comedies, West was making imitations of Chaplin's Essanay comedies.

Moving Picture World, 22-September-1917
 "You Can't Lose if you Draw to This Pair of King-Bee Comedies." 

Moving Picture World, 22-September-1917
"Billy is seen as the star boarder in a boarding house, in which most of the other boarders are pretty girls.  But there are janitors, cooks, cows and lots of other things around the house..."

Moving Picture World, 29-September-1917
After stating that the Billy West company was moving from Jacksonville, Florida to Los Angeles.  "While on the coast the King-Bee will make in conjunction with their two-reel comedies a special five-reel feature entitled 'King Soloman,' with the inimitable Billy West in the title role." 

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