Tag Archives // Mack Sennett

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 Bookshelf – “The Comic Mind” – Gerald Mast

[Translate] Back Cover of The Comic Mind ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Table of Contents Introduction Pt. I: Assumptions, Definitions, and Categories 1. Comic Structures 2. Comic Thought 3. Comic Films—Categories and Definitions Pt. II: Primitives 4. Jests, Tricks, and 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…