Monday, September 27, 2021

Mack and Mabel and Hal and Al -- September 27, 2021

Moving Picture World, 17-September-1921

Mack Sennett produced mostly short comedies, but Mabel Normand returned to make features after her contract with Goldwyn ended. Molly O' was a great success.

Exhibitors Herald, 17-September-1921

Mack Sennett and Associated Producers must have paid a fair amount for this four-page ad with color. 

Exhibitors Herald, 10-September-1921

"Producer's Costliest Film" -- Sennett was famous for being stingy.

Exhibitors Herald, 10-September-1921

Indiana Daily Times, 03-September-1921

Ben Turpin, the 'Handsomest Man in the World," was Sennett's biggest star in short subjects, and he  appeared in the occasional feature.

Moving Picture World, 24-September-1921

Harold Lloyd was still Roach's biggest star, but he was becoming more independent. The rest of Roach's comedy performers were not major leaguers. Please excuse the racism in this item about Eddie Boland's current movie. I won't quote the title. 

Moving Picture World, 24-September-1921

Harold Lloyd's brother Gaylord went nowhere. 

Motion Picture News, 25-June-1921

Hal Roach ads were sparse 100 years ago this month, so here is an ad from June, that features Snub Pollard and Sunshine Sammy Morrison. 

Film Daily, 24-April-1921

The Christie Film Company was a major producer of short comedies from 1911 to 1933. Al Christie was the director and Charles Christie ran the business. The Christies featured situation comedy more than the slapstick favored by Mack Sennett and Hal Roach.

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