In Color: Mack Sennett's 70th Birthday Party

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Ed Watz
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In Color: Mack Sennett's 70th Birthday Party

Postby Ed Watz » Sat May 02, 2020 11:19 am

Color home movie footage of Mack Sennett's 70th birthday party, held April 30, 1950, at White Oak Park in Simi Valley. Seen with Sennett, among others, are Sally Eilers, Max Asher, Hank Mann, Vera Steadman, Leo Sulky, James Finlayson, Heinie Conklin, Andy Clyde, Vernon Dent, Ruth Hiatt, Alma Bennett, Juanita Hansen, Ora Carew, Minta Durfee, and, addressing the guests, Frank Fay and Al Christie.

Paul Gierucki's must-have MACK SENNETT COLLECTION VOLUME ONE (Flicker Alley) contains additional rare footage of this event, taken by a professional cameraman in black & white.

https://youtu.be/c8B-K63MiEU
"Of course he smiled -- just like you and me." -- Harold Goodwin, on Buster Keaton (1976)

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Re: In Color: Mack Sennett's 70th Birthday Party

Postby Ed Watz » Sun May 03, 2020 12:39 am

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Just found Blanche Payson - the very tall lady in sunglasses appearing for a couple seconds at the 2:10 mark. Her height compared to everyone else gave her away.
"Of course he smiled -- just like you and me." -- Harold Goodwin, on Buster Keaton (1976)

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Re: In Color: Mack Sennett's 70th Birthday Party

Postby DaveGlass » Sun May 03, 2020 6:51 am

Wonderful stuff. Thanks Ed!


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