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Vaudevisuals Bookself – ‘Charlie Chaplin’s Red Letter Days’

[Translate] By the end of 1914, Charlie Chaplin had become the most popular actor in films, and reporters were clamoring for interviews with the comedy sensation. But no reporter had more access than Fred Goodwins. A British actor who joined Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals Interview with Gary Ray – “Darinka”

[Translate] Darinka Membership Card ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Alien Comic and DanceNoise at Darinka Flyer from 1985. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~~ ~ ~ Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “Chain of Fools”

[Translate] CHAIN OF FOOLS by Trav S.D. Chain of Fools traces the art of slapstick comedy from its pre-cinema origins in the ancient pantomime through its silent movie heyday in the teens and twenties, then on to talkies, television, and Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals interview with Robert Prichard – “Surf Reality”

[Translate]  The interview with SURF REALITY  co-founder Robert Prichard Performers who played Surf Reality include: (A Who’s Who of the downtown performing arts scene) Jim Gaffigan, Marc Maron, Louis Black, Rick Shapiro, Jeff Ross, Judah Friedlander, Sarah Gold, Sonya Sohn, Michael Portnoy, Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “The Night They Raided Minsky’s”

[Translate] When I was a student at SVA studying Film Production I spent a day walking around the neighborhood and found a film set which had been created on West 26th Street. They had reconstructed an old 1920’s neighborhood to Read the full article…

Clown Documentary for American Theater Wing

[Translate] Directed by Margarita Jimeno. This delightful documentary shares the love of clown from the perspective of Clowns! Slava Polunin(Snow Show), David Shiner(Old Hats), Joel Jeske(Big Apple Circus), and Brent Mcbeth(Big Apple Circus) discuss clowning with wonderful footage of their performances. Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “The Day The Laughter Stopped”

[Translate] The Day The Laughter Stopped by David Yallop Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle and the story of his tragedy. Buster Keaton said that the day the laughter stopped was September 5, 1921 – the day that Virginia Rappe became ill during Read the full article…

Check out Vaudevisuals – Review – April 2016

[Translate] April 2016 Vaudevisuals Posts April was quite a month. The Clown Un_Mask series returned with a portrait of Matt Roper. Vaudevisuals interview with Parallel Exit director Mark Lonergan with physical comedian Mark Gindick. The book ‘Clowns’ by John Towsen Read the full article…

Lon Chaney – “Shadows” – 1922 Silent Film

November 12, 2016 // Cinema, Film, Silent Film // No Comments

[Translate] SHADOWS In this powerful story of racial prejudice, Chaney plays an aging Chinese man who converts to Christianity to prevent a friend from being blackmailed. Directed by Tom Forman Starring: Lon Chaney, Marguerite De La Motte Music: Kevin MacLeod Read the full article…

‘Requiem for a Heavyweight’ – Playhouse 90 – Live TV – 1956

September 16, 2016 // Cinema, Film, Television, Video, Writer // No Comments

[Translate] Take a break from your work today and sit back and experience TV and drama the way it was in 1956. Live TV!  One of the best television shows ever! Requiem for a Heavyweight Requiem for a Heavyweight was a Read the full article…