Sunday, October 10, 2010

Slapstick #2 -- October 10, 2010

When she was in her teens, Mabel Normand starting posing as a model for artists such as Charles Dana Gibson. She started acting in movies for several studios including Biograph, where she met Mack Sennett. When Sennett left Biograph to start Keystone in 1912, Mabel went along. She was engaged to Sennett for while, but they never married. People still debate the reasons. She became one of Sennett's most important comedians, but, like his other comedians, left Sennett for other studios and more money. Mabel starred in a series of popular features for Goldwyn, went back to Sennett, but then became tangled up in scandals, for things with which she was not involved. She died of tuberculosis at 37.

The cover of the February, 1918 Picture Play comes from AceCovers:

The Giants beat the Braves in Atlanta. Sanchez pitched beautifully and had a 1-0 lead for most of the game. The Braves went ahead 2-1 in the 8th, but the Giants won it 3-2 in the 9th.

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