The Boys of Company "B." Comedy. Written by Rida Johnson Young
. Directed by Arnold Daly
. Lyceum Theatre: 8 Apr 1907- Jul 1907 (closing date unknown/96 performances). Cast: Charles Arthur, W. Elmer Booth, F.P. Cahill, Verner Clarges
, Morgan Coman, Gretchen Dale, Arnold Daly
(as "Tony Allen"), Howard Estabrook, Jennie A. Eustace ...
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It is infinitely easier to do comedies with men than with women. The latter are inclined to giggle and generally destroy the value of what they are attempting to put over by being too obviously frivolous. Men, on the other hand, take their work seriously and give it the attention it really requires.
Jerome Robbins honored Mack by using his bathing beauties and Keystone Cops in The Bathing Beauty Ballet from the Broadway musical High Button Shoes(1947) which in turn was caricatured by artist Al Hirschfeld with the title, The Mack Sennett Ballet.
Franticly wild comedies that had observed no physical reality while the characters descended into chaos in improvised storylines and situations. Many of the films had the appearance of a squad of incompetant policemen known as the Keystone Kops
, who would arrive in overloaded cars which they would often leave destroyed while they contributed to the mess they were sent to stop. This group has come...
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