Being a kid about a half-century ago, it's just fun to say "Paul Parrott...Paul Parrott" or "Polly Parrott...Polly Parrott" in a parrott's voice. Nothing gay about it.
Now Charley actually named his daughter Polly didn't he? Talk about cruel & unusual punishment.
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Biblically, Ben Turpin played John the Baptist (or actually an actor playing John the Baptist) in Sennett's SALOME VS. SHENANDOAH (1919). Now that I think of it, both Chaplin and Stan Laurel acted out comic versions of the David and Goliath story. OK, so let's amend my statement to say categoricall...
- Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:54 pm
- Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
- Topic: Charley Chase Man Bites Lovebug LC
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In support of the petition going around to get Charley's 20 Columbia shorts released on DVD: http://slapsticon.org/ManBitesLovebugLCsmall.jpg PS. This is slightly cropped due to the size of the glass on my scanner. And the first upload was waaaay too big, this seems about the right size even if the ...
- Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:38 am
- Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
- Topic: A Funny Note About the Slapsticon
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I regularly get emails via the website from folks who have just discovered the Slapsticon. Usually they are asking to be put on the mailing list or want to know when the next one will be. But I got a note last week from someone who, apparently without irony, repeatedly called it "The Spasticon&...
Steve and Ben's MoMA series got me thinking. Silent comedy had no problem tackling race, sex, war, ethnicity, capital punishment, homosexuality, terrorism (usually in the form of bomb-throwing anarchists), drug abuse, cannibalism, murder, insanity, white slavery, death, etc. etc. But what were the s...