Thursday, April 28, 2022

Baby Peggy -- The Youngest Star -- April 28, 2022

Moving Picture Weekly, 15-April-1922

Baby Peggy Montgomery graced the cover of the 15-April-1922 Moving Picture Weekly. She had grown to become Century's biggest comedy star, even surpassing her old comrade Brownie the Century Wonder Dog. Universal released Century Comedies. 

Moving Picture Weekly, 29-April-1922

Century's four units produced a total of "52 Knockouts a Year!"

Moving Picture Weekly, 08-April-1922

Moving Picture Weekly, 22-April-1922

Moving Picture Weekly, 29-April-1922

In addition to Century Comedies, Universal also released comedies with orangutan Joe Martin.

Moving Picture World, 01-April-1922

Fox released Fox Sunshine Comedies, a series starring Al St John and Mutt and Jeff animated movies. 

Moving Picture World, 08-April-1922

Fox released a series of comedies starring acrobatic Lupino Lane.

Moving Picture World, 01-April-1922

Harry Cohn, his brother Jack and Joe Brandt provided the initials for C.B.C. Film Sales Corp. The Hallroom Boys Comedies were a long running series of short comedies, based on a comic strip by Harold MacGill.

Moving Picture World, 08-April-1922

C.B.C. also released Sunbeam Comedies, starring Billy West, who had started as a Chaplin imitator but later developed his own character. 

Moving Picture World, 22-April-1922

  But C.B.C. also advertised Sunrise Comedies that starred Billy West. I will have to look into this.
Moving Picture World, 01-April-1922

Pioneering comedy producer Mack Sennett produced many shorts starring Australian Billy Bevan.

Moving Picture World, 15-April-1922

Handsome Ben Turpin was Sennett's biggest remaining comic.
Moving Picture World, 29-April-1922

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.

Moving Picture World, 08-April-1922

Educational released Mermaid Comedies with Lloyd Hamilton, Jimmie Adams and Lige Conley. 

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