Friday, April 27, 2018

The Boss Shows Him How -- April 27, 2018

Moving Picture World, 06-April-1918
This is an odd little story.  Jesse Lasky was one of the founders of Paramount, the company that released Roscoe Arbuckle's Comique productions.  In the photo, Arbuckle and Lasky pose in a horse-drawn streetcar from "The Bellboy."  I wrote about the movie here:
Roscoe Arbuckle and Buster Keaton in "The Bell Boy"

The story describes Lasky and Arbuckle operating an electric streetcar.  Sounds made-up.

Moving Picture World, 13-April-1918
Roscoe's friend and costar Buster Keaton was given a draft status of 1-A, meaning he was eligible to be drafted.  "When Buster goes the screen will lose one its newer favorites; one who has more than made good from the first jump -- and he's more than a powerful jumper."

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