Thursday, February 3, 2022

Larry Semon in His Latest $100,000 Comedy -- February 3, 2022

Ogden Standard-Examiner, 28-January-1922

Larry Semon was very big 100 years ago this month. Note how much larger his image is than Gloria Swanson's in this ad. Bebe Daniels had been Harold Lloyd's first leading lady, but left to become a big star. "Larry Semon in His Latest $100,000 Comedy." This was a harbinger of troubles to come.

Motion Picture News, 04-February-1921

Here we see the groundbreaking for a new Larry Semon Studio. Albert Smith, founder and president of the Vitagraph, is in the foreground. Surprisingly, Larry and leading lady Lucille Carlisle are in the background.

Motion Picture News, 11-February-1921

"It is considered the most pretentious comedy he has ever made." I like the way the meanings of words change over time. 

Motion Picture News, 11-February-1921

A comedy set in a vaudeville theater with the hero playing multiple parts reminds me of Buster Keaton's "The Playhouse."

Motion Picture News, 18-February-1921

A big ad for "The Show." Note how many people are on the stage in the background. 

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