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Turpin, Ben 1874-1940

Overview
Works: 194 works in 292 publications in 2 languages and 2,199 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Romantic comedy films  History  Biography  Comedy films  Short films  Interviews  Parodies, imitations, etc  War films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Other
Classifications: PN1995.9.C55, 791.4372
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 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's favorite canine hero can be found in this collection of 48 movie serials from the Golden Age of Cinema. Marvel at the exploits of Rin Tin Tin in these four classic serials from the '30s as everyone's hero saves the day. Cliff-hanging thrills and nail-biting excitement have entertained generations of viewers, young and old alike!
Chaplin's Essanay comedies( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 194 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)
Slapstick encyclopedia( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showcases the early comedy shorts of the film industry
Cavalcade of comedy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 156 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
Chaplin's Essanay comedies( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 141 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)
Chaplin's Essanay comedies( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Chaplin's short films at Essanay Studios
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
City lights a comedy romance in pantomime by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

4 editions published between 1915 and 2008 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 80 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 )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 68 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 57 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
When comedy was king( Visual )

5 editions published between 1960 and 1987 in English and held by 43 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( Visual )

5 editions published between 1957 and 1991 in English and held by 39 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
Tons of fun comedy's anarchic fringe( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 35 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
Slapstick encyclopedia (1909-1929)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 34 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
The Gloria Swanson collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 23 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
Slapstick encyclopedia( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keystone tonight: Mack Sennett's influence as producer and director at the Keystone Studios refined the comedic art form. This volume presents a sampling of rare treats from Sennett's incubator of comic insanity and offers a composite image of the "Sennett style."
Slapstick encyclopedia( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sennett in the twenties: Harry Langdon, Ben Turpin and Billy Bevan were Sennett's major comedy stars when he was producing for Pathe in the 1920's. Presented here are six films that highlight Sennett's 20's formula of "speed, girls and spectacular effects," where every foil and gag sets another in motion until every prop in sight has been squeezed of comic potential
Slapstick encyclopedia( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The race is on: The daredevil spirit of the 1920's (presented here in 4 films) infected early comedy films as a reckless combination of plane, train, streetcar, motorcycle, horse and automobile chases presented side-splitting, breathtaking, white-knuckle art forms that even today are without parallel
Million dollar legs( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 16 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
Slapstick encyclopedia( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 9. Features films in which modes of transportation (plane, train, bicycle, truck, etc.) play a prominent role. Volume 10. Includes films featuring lesser-known actors, produced between 1920 and 1926
 
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Turpin Bernard 1874-1940

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