Starting precisely on August 1st, we’re going to start exploring the nooks and crannies of silent comedy! You may know Charlie Chaplin, but how acquainted are you with Charley Bowers? You’re probably familiar with Mabel Normand, but how often have you heard of Gale Henry or Billie Rhodes?
There were dozens of silent comedians who are rarely discussed today, but your own great-grandparents may have been their fans. They deserve some mentions, some discussions, and perhaps…crossing my fingers…even a few brand-new fans.
So please join me during these last few weeks of summer (we’re in the last weeks already?) as we start covering some notable comedians who aren’t a part of the Big Four. I could not be more excited!!