Monday, September 23, 2013

John Bunny as Mister Pickwick -- September 23, 2013

John Bunny was a popular performer in early Vitagraph comedies like "A Cure for Pokeritis" (1912), "Hearts and Diamonds" (1914) and "The Pickwick Papers" (1913). He was born (on 21-September-1863) to play Charles Dickens' Mr Pickwick. Bunny died in 1915 and the world mourned.  Here is a detail from a Vitagraph ad in the 20-July-1912 Moving Picture World.  Be sure to click on the image to see the larger version. 

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