28 March 2010

Silent comedy heroes

Here's some clips of two of the superstars of early cinema comedy featured in Paul Merton's Weird and Wonderful World of Early Cinema: a 1912 Pathe film featuring Andre Deed demonstrating the best way to get dressed in the morning and the benefits of a quick boxing lesson, and a 1909 Max Linder film, Juggling For Love. Linder was a strong influence on the later work of Charlie Chaplin, who in a signed photo dedicated to Max called himself Linder's 'disciple'.

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