Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I'll Be Back in Philly Soon -- April 16, 2013

After he left Mack Sennett, Harry Langdon's first feature on a lucrative First National contract was Tramp Tramp Tramp, the story of cross-country walking race.  This ad is from the 03-March-1926 Film Daily. It is the beginning of a series of cross-country ads to parallel the race.  Jules Mastbaum was a Philadelphia entrepreneur and philanthropist who had founded a chain of movie theaters.  His collection of Rodin sculptures was the basis of the city's Rodin Museum.  A sign points to Harry's next stop, in Pittsburgh. 

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