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In the beginning : film comedy pioneers

Author: David ShepardOliver HardyBilly BletcherVictor MooreBen TurpinAll authors
Publisher: New York : Kino on Video, ©1998.
Series: Slapstick encyclopedia, 1.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Short films
Silent films
Slapstick comedy films
Comedy films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David Shepard; Oliver Hardy; Billy Bletcher; Victor Moore; Ben Turpin; Augustus Carney; Mabel Normand; Mack Sennett; Ford Sterling; Roscoe Arbuckle; Sidney Drew, Mrs.; John Bunny; Flora Finch; Max Linder; Bert Williams; Kino International Corporation.
OCLC Number: 39332610
Notes: "Nine classic comedies digitally mastered with new musical scores"--Container.
Credits: Curators, Joe Adamson, David Shepard ; music, Eric Beheim, Brian Benison, Robert Israel, Ken Rosen.
Cast: Oliver Hardy, Billy Bletcher, Victor Moore, Ben Turpin, Augustus Carney, Mabel Normand, Mack Sennett, Ford Sterling, Roscoe Arbuckle, Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Drew, John Bunny, Flora Finch, Max Linder, Bert Williams.
Description: 1 videocassette (126 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: One too many (1916) --
The wrong Mr. Fox (1917) --
Mr. Flip (1909) --
Alkali Ike's auto (1911) --
Mabel's dramatic debut (1913) --
Fox-trot finesse (1915) --
A cure for pokeritis (1912) --
Be my wife (abridged) (1921) --
A natural-born gambler (1916).
Series Title: Slapstick encyclopedia, 1.
Other Titles: One too many.
Wrong Mr. Fox.
Mr. Flip.
Alkali Ike's auto.
Mabel's dramatic debut.
Fox-trot finesse.
Cure for pokeritis.
Be my wife.
Natural-born gambler.
Responsibility: Kino International ; [produced for video by David Shepard].

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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.

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