Frequent comedy co-stars Fatty Arbuckle and Mabel Normand take viewers on a tour of the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco. Attractions shown include the U.S. Battleship "...
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Frequent comedy co-stars Fatty Arbuckle and Mabel Normand take viewers on a tour of the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco. Attractions shown include the U.S. Battleship "Oregon", the Australian convict ship "Success" (complete with such punishment devices as a flogging rack and a spiked Iron Maiden), the world's tallest flagpole (251 feet), the Court of Abundance, the Court of the Universe (with sunken garden) and the Tower of Jewels. Fatty and Mabel also visit Frisco's still-under-construction City Hall, accompanied by Frisco's then-Mayor James Rolph Jr. Also appearing in the film is opera star Ernestine Schumann-Heink. Written by
Peter W. Many, Jr. (PMSusana)
Mabel and Fatty guides us to the 1915 San Francisco World's Fair
This is a wonderful time capsule of Mabel and Fatty at the height of their fame guiding us through the sights of the San Francisco World's Fair of 1915. See Fatty try to impress opera singer Mme. Ernestine Schumann-Heink with his "warbling". See him almost trip as he and Mabel are walking down some steps with Mayor James Rolph, Jr. See Mabel slap him for almost closing the Iron Maiden (which has spikes on the back of the door) on her! We also see a ship that brought some prisoners from England to Australia with heavy chains on them and a nighttime view of the fairgrounds including that of the 1915 building entrance. Definitely worth a look for documentary and silent movie buffs.
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