Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Billy West -- The Funniest Man on Earth -- February 27, 2019

Motion Picture News, 22-February-1919

Billy West closely imitated Charlie Chaplin in a long series of comedies for different studios. While Chaplin was making the excellent Mutual comedies, West was making imitations of Chaplin's Essanay comedies. We have seen him move from King-Bee to Bull's Eye.

Motion Picture News, 15-February-1919
I'm not sure this is correct.

Motion Picture News, 08-February-1919
Billy West's third production for Bull's Eye was yet to be named.

Motion Picture News, 08-February-1919
States' rights to the Billy West comedies were selling well.

Motion Picture News, 08-February-1919
The "Hollywood Hookum" column says that Billy Parsons, Billie Rhodes, Billy Desmond, Billy West and Billy Stowell were organize "a second artistic distributing company," like United Artists.

Motion Picture News, 22-February-1919
The Bee Hive Exchange continued to distribute Billy West's productions for King-Bee.

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