Saturday, March 31, 2018

See It at Your Exchange. Laugh At It Yourself. Then Pass the Good Thing Along -- March 31, 2018

Motion Picture World, 30-March-1918
"The Bell Boy" was a hilarious two-reeler starring Roscoe Arbuckle, his nephew Al St John and his friend Buster Keaton. I wrote about half the movie for a blogathon in 2015. Some day I shall have to write about the other half:
Roscoe Arbuckle and Buster Keaton in "The Bell Boy"

Motion Picture World, 30-March-1918
Roscoe visited the Marine Barracks at Mare Island, a naval base near Vallejo.  He demonstrated his considerable athletic ability.

Motion Picture World, 30-March-1918
"The Bell Boy" got a good review from Motion Picture World.

Motion Picture World, 02-March-1918
Charlie Chaplin visited fellow Keystone alumnus Roscoe Arbuckle, who was making short comedies at the Balboa Studio in Long Beach. "Charlie Chaplin says he remembers when he used to bounce Buster Keaton around on his knee..." This is unlikely, but they did know each other.  Lou Anger introduced Buster to Roscoe.

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