What’s a Nice Car Like You Doing in a Comedy Short Like This?

Putting Humpty Together Again, Thanks to the Museum of Modern Art and the Library of Congress It isn’t often that…

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Marcel Perez…or “Marvel” Perez?

Buster Keaton’s Idea of “Impossible Gags” Take on ‘Popeye’ Proportions In the Tweedledum/Twede Comedy Shorts Stylistically, there are two things…

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The Humor of “Jackass” and AFV In the Early 1900s, as Performed by Marcel Perez and Others

The injury humor of Johnny Knoxville, the Farrelly Brothers, and thousands of anonymous klutzes is nothing new — French and…

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For real? A public domain silent in a high quality upload with good music?

THE ITALIAN (1915) was just posted to YouTube the Library of Congress in a new 2K scan of the Library’s best 35mm preservation material and with a brand new (I recorded it last month) piano score by yours truly. The film stars George Beban, and was directed by Reginald Barker and produced by Thomas Ince.

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