Monday, December 3, 2007

Silent Films at the NY Historical Society

I went yesterday with my friend to the Silent Clowns series at the NY Historical Society. Yesterday's bill was a series of one-reeler solo efforts done by Stan Laurel, pre-Oliver Hardy. Joyous stuff - every conceivable gag you could do with a two by four, swinging doors, a conveyor belt, or a bag of flour.

If you've never checked out the Silent Clowns series, do yourself a favor. Ben Model does live accompaniment, and their curator Bruce Lawton offers commentary before and after.

Plus, I won the raffle for a Laurel & Hardy compilation DVD. It really made my weekend.

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