Silent film clowns

Coney Island - Buster Keaton climbing a street lamp

Coney Island – Fatty Arbuckle, Buster Keaton

Coney Island (1917) starring Fatty Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John   Coney Island is a silent short comedy starring Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, with Buster Keaton in a secondary role. Buster is interesting to watch, in that he hasn’t yet developed his trademark stoneface personality, and can be seen laughing, etc.

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Movie poster for Grandma's Boy, starring Harold Lloyd

Grandma’s Boy

Grandma’s Boy (1922) starring Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis  Grandma’s Boy is the story of a quiet, shy, and yes, cowardly young man played by Harold Lloyd. His childhood is shown in flashback, humorously showing his cowardly nature.  Which gets him in further trouble as he’s courting his girlfriend (Mildred Davis) only to be intimidated […]

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Billy Gilbert

Biography of Billy Gilbert (September 12, 1894 – September 23, 1971) Billy Gilbert was an American comedian and actor known for his comic sneeze routines. He appeared in over 200 feature films, short subjects and television shows starting in 1929.

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