WorldCat Identities

Turpin, Ben 1874-1940

Overview
Works: 215 works in 320 publications in 2 languages and 2,287 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Short films  Silent films  Western films  Film serials  Action and adventure films  History  Television comedies  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4375
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ben Turpin
The legend of Rin Tin Tin( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's favorite canine hero can be found in this collection of 48 classic episodes from four movie serials
Chaplin's Essanay comedies( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Chaplin's Essanay Comedies cinema's greatest comedian was first able to build his screen work around his performance style rather than forcing himself, as before, into Mack Sennett's frenzied Keystone comedy matrix. With this freedom Chaplin evolved in a year from the gag comedian of "His New Job" to the brilliant pantomimist of "A Night Out," "The Champion," "The Tramp" and "Shanghaied" to the profound satirist of "Police." Volume 1 includes: "His New Job," "A Night Out," "The Champion," "In the Park," "A Jitney Elopement" (all 1915)
Cavalcade of comedy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A laugh-filled time capsule of the brightest lights of vaudeville, showcasing the early works of such legends as Jack Benny, Bing Crosby, Burns and Allen, and more. Also provides a fascinating record of stage legends fading into memory
Slapstick encyclopedia( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showcases the early comedy shorts of the film industry
Chaplin's Essanay comedies( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Chaplin's short films at Essanay Studios
Chaplin's Essanay comedies( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Chaplin's films at Essanay Studios. Shanghaied: Hired to shanghai a crew, Chaplin is himself shanghaied and becomes assistant cook aboard a rolling boat. A Night in the show: Chaplin appears in a dual role as a playboy seated in the orchestra and as an obnoxious workman on a night out seated in the balcony. The latter closes the theater down by turning a fire hose on the fire-eating act. Police: The Tramp released from prison meets a former cell-mate and sets out to rob the home of a young woman. Charlie Chaplin's Burlesque on Carmen: Parody of the popular Cecil B. DeMille film Carmen. Triple trouble: Charlie works in the home of an eccentric inventor from whom some German spies are attempting to obtain a formula
The first kings of comedy collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hilarious tribute to the era of silent slapstick comedy and all the uproarious comedians who built the comedy genre
Charlie Chaplin by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 1 includes: Shoulder Arms (1918); The Champion (1915); The Kid (1921). Disc 2 includes: Easy Street (1917); The Vagabond (1916); Work (1915); The Tramp (1915); The Knockout (1914), and Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914)
In the beginning : film comedy pioneers( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in Undetermined and English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of once important, now forgotten but still funny vaudevillians, stage actors and novelty acts that gravitated to the film world during the first fifteen years of the century. Their work in front of the camera inspired the first wave of film comedy
Charlie Chaplin short comedy classics : the complete restored Essanay & Mutual collection( Visual )

and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Chaplin's short films at Essanay Studios and the Mutual Film Company. v. 7 presents the life of silent film star Eric Campbell, who appeared in many of Chaplin's films as a villain, and follows the life of the actor from Dunoon, Scotland, through his years in the music halls to his short but intense film career and the bizarre final six months of his life before he was killed in an automobile accident in December 1917
Chaplin's Essanay comedies( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Chaplin's Essanay Comedies cinema's greatest comedian was first able to build his screen work around his performance style rather than forcing himself, as before, into Mack Sennett's frenzied Keystone comedy matrix. With this freedom Chaplin evolved in a year from the gag comedian of "His New Job" to the brilliant pantomimist of "A Night Out," "The Champion," "The Tramp" and "Shanghaied" to the profound satirist of "Police." Includes "Shanghaied," "A Night in the Show," "Burlesque on 'Carmen'" (all 1915), "Police," "Triple Trouble" (both 1916)
Slapstick encyclopedia (1909-1929)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlighting the Golden Age of screen comedy as it has never been presented before, "Slapstick Encyclopedia" collects more than fifty silent short comedies with new musical soundtracks. Laurel and Hardy, Fatty Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Mack Sennett, Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, Harry Langdon, Will Rogers, Ben Turpin and more--from the early innovators, who redesigned the routines of vaudeville with narrative form, to the celebrated masters whose inspired improvisations helped establish the world dominance of American film, "Slapstick Encyclopedia" is your laugh-filled tour of this eternally appealing art
When comedy was king( Visual )

5 editions published between 1960 and 1987 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrates the movies of the great comedians of the silent film era with clips from classic scenes
The golden age of comedy by Robert Youngson( Visual )

5 editions published between 1957 and 1991 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of American silent comedies from 1914 to 1929. Includes sequences showing Laurel and Hardy, Will Rogers, Jean Harlow, Carole Lombard, Ben Turpin, Harry Langdon, and the Keystone Cops
Slapstick encyclopedia : a celebration of American silent comedy( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six short classic films from the golden age of comedy
Tons of fun : comedy's anarchic fringe( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the 1920's, the mental and physical energy of hundreds of bright young men, women, children and chimpanzees was being focused on slapstick, and an avalanche of nonsense flowed out to theaters every week. This film focuses on six particularly madcap entries in the slapstick canon, produced at the smaller independent "fun factories," starring several master comedians who have yet to be awarded proper recognition
Chaplin's Essanay comedies( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Chaplin's films at Essanay Studios. His new job: Charlie applies for a job as an actor at a film studio. A night out: Charlie and Turpin are drunks about town, starting at a cafe and ending in a risque hotel room mix-up with a pretty girl. The Champion: Pint-sized Charlie defeats the bone-crushing champion prizefighter with the able assistance of his bulldog. In the park: Charlie interferes in the lives of two star-crossed lovers
The Gloria Swanson collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From her early days in funny but flimsy Mack Sennett two-reelers through her more substantial roles under the tutelage of Cecil B. DeMille and on into the sound era of romantic comedies, here is Gloria Swanson at the height of her powers and popularity, alongside such fellow legends as Wallace Beery, Lionel Barrymore, and even Charlie Chaplin."--Container
Chaplin's essanay comedies 1915( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features newly restored editions of all of Chaplin's Essanay films
Million dollar legs by Edward Cline( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The president of a bankrupt European country tries to revive its fortunes by entering its top athletes in the 1932 Summer Games in Los Angeles
 
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Alternative Names
Turpin Bernard 1874-1940

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