The Clown princes of Hollywood. - [Edited version]

United States, 1963

Film
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Episode of Series “History of the Motion Picture”.
Explains that some of the early comedians like Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd became Hollywood royalty, while others who made audiences laugh but never reached the top of the ladder were dubbed “clown princes”. Uses original silent footage to examine the different styles and personalities of some of the comedians, including Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, Larry Seman, Charlie Chase, Laurel and Hardy, Ben Turpin and Billy West.

Credits

production company

Gregstan Productions

Sterling Educational Films

co-producer

Paul Killiam

Saul J. Turell

Duration

00:27:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1963

Appears in

History of the Motion Picture

Group of items

History of the Motion Picture

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

320438

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion picture industry - United States

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Excerpts

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - History

Comedy

History → History

Music & Performing Arts → Actors

Music & Performing Arts → Comedians

People → Comedians

Silent films

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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