Saturday, July 30, 2022

Baby Peggy Pictures to be Specials -- July 30, 2022

Motion Picture News, 08-July-1922

Baby Peggy Montgomery grew to become Century's biggest comedy star, even surpassing her old comrade Brownie the Century Wonder Dog. Universal released Century Comedies.

Motion Picture News, 01-July-1922

Norman Taurog, who had directed Larry Semon comedies at Vitagraph, moved over to Century.

Moving Picture World, 22-July-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, 15-July-1922

Hal Roach was another major producer of comedies. "Produced under the supervision of Hal Roach himself. No wonder they are so good!"

Moving Picture World, 22-July-1922

Roach produced comedies starring Paul Parrot, the brother of Charley Chase.

Moving Picture World, 22-July-1922

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

Moving Picture World, 01-July-1922

Sennet also made features. 

Moving Picture World, 22-July-1922

Lloyd Hamilton, who had been the Ham of Ham and Bud, starred in a series of Mermaid Comedies distributed by Educational Comedies. Most of them were destroyed in a vault fire. "A Fast Rising Star in the Comedy Kingdom/Where FunFests are presented by Educational." 

Motion Picture News, 01-July-1922

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