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Classic Movie Comedians

Covering the films and lives of the star comedians of the 20s, 30s and 40s including Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Laurel and Hardy,The Marx Brothers, W.C. Fields, Abbott and Costello,The Three Stooges,Bob Hope,Danny Kaye etc

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It was the comedians that really first got me into classic film. Years ago the BBC used to show the serials, the Laurel and Hardy sound shorts and Harold Lloyd's Time Life series in the winter evenings. From then on I was hooked.

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Comment by Tim on October 28, 2008 at 10:06am
Agreed. And its been said before, but the lack of good DVD compilations of Stan and Ollie's films (both shorts and feature films) is nothing short of criminal.
Comment by Catherine on October 28, 2008 at 8:21am
I love Laurel and Hardy - this must be why I also found The Honeymooners so hysterical - now I see how much influence Stan and Ollie had on Gleason and Carney - so many similarities - agree?
Comment by Linda on May 23, 2008 at 10:11am
Even thought Chaplin is my favorite, I actually enjoy many of the silent film comedy stars. What they did in making people laugh, is far more creative, and at a high risk at that.

While there is some good comedy out there today (well, maybe less), in general, what I see is what I think of as 'cheap comedy' today, using four letter words to get a laugh and computer images to create a scene that the pros in the past could do for real, on film.

I still get far more laughs from the past than the present.
Comment by Linda on April 15, 2008 at 7:15pm
Just going to wish Charlie Chaplin a Happy Birthday! (April 16, 1889)
 

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