Century of Slapstick #12: Mabel’s New Hero
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the release of the Keystone short Mabel’s New Hero, directed by Mack Sennett and starring Mabel Normand, Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, Edgar Kennedy and Hank Mann (Keystone Kops, et al.) Fun in a beachside changing room and in a hot air balloon? Need I say more? Here it is!
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