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Mabel Normand

This is a group for silent film star Mabel Normand.

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Latest Activity: Dec 15, 2011

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Mabel's Athletic Ability

Started by diane. Last reply by diane Jul 18, 2009. 2 Replies

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Comment by MothGirl Wings on April 27, 2010 at 8:43pm
That's a beautiful photo of Mabel, Giant -thanks for sharing it!
That Mabel book is currently going for $ 69.94 used via private sellers on Amazon, and starts at $ 19.92 used, also via private sellers. Well at least in the U.S. it does - it's really a great book!
Comment by The Giant on April 25, 2010 at 5:52pm
I've heard Colleen Moore referred to as a Poor Man's Mabel Normand by some people. I take offense to this point of view. However, one can argue that Mabel was definitely the queen of movie comedy before scandal destroyed her career. One also could make a case that Colleen Moore was her natural successor.
Comment by The Giant on April 25, 2010 at 5:47pm
Found this still on TCM Classic Film Union.

Comment by diane on April 25, 2010 at 5:41pm
I read that book so long ago - when I was pregnant with
my first child - and I have never forgotten it. I might
look it up on Amazon - they often have great bargains
there.
Comment by MothGirl Wings on April 23, 2010 at 3:50am
She did eventually bob her hair later on, in the mid 20s I believe - I always liked it better long, personally. I just returned a terrific book about her, "Mabel Normand - Hollywood's First I-Don't-Care-Girl" by Betty Fussell to the library tonight but I know it mentions that. It's a terrific book, but hard to find now.
Comment by diane on February 12, 2010 at 10:15pm
All the movies I have seen with Mabel (which aren't a lot!!)
- even "The Extra Girl" from the 20s she seemed to have
ringlets. I just looked up an article which claimed "she had
masses of dark brown curls down her back". Her hair also
never looked in a bob.
Comment by MothGirl Wings on January 11, 2010 at 2:26am
Hi Tina - that is a great question about her hair - I honestly don't know? I know long hair was the style then, so it might be - if I find out more I will let you know!
Comment by Tina H. on January 10, 2010 at 8:47pm

Comment by Tina H. on November 14, 2009 at 4:09am
A big thank you to all who have joined my Mabel Normand Group.
Comment by Tina H. on November 14, 2009 at 4:07am
Thank you for the picture of Mabel Mothgirl Wings. I love it, could that be her real hair?
 

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