Monday, January 7, 2019

The New Vitagraph Big "V" Special Comedies -- January 7, 2019

Motion Picture News, 25-January-1919
100 years ago this month, in January, 1919, Big V comedies with Larry Semon and Montgomery and Rock showed up in a small section of a two page Vitagraph ad.

Motion Picture News, 25-January-1919
In addition to the companies making Larry Semon and Montgomery and Rock, Vitagraph added a company to produce comedies with Jimmy Aubrey.

Moving Picture World, 11-January-1919
Jimmy Aubrey's comedies would be directed by JA Howe, who had directed both Semon and Montgomery and Rock.

Moving Picture World, 25-January-1919
"Footballs and Frauds," another alliterative title, starred former Keystone comedian Slim Summerville.

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