Babe Ruth and Harold Lloyd in “Speedy”


Today is the birthday of Babe Ruth (for more on him and his surprising connection to vaudeville go here). And see below for his funny turn in the 1928 Harold Lloyd comedy Speedy:

For more on silent and slapstick film history don’t miss my new book Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube, just released by Bear Manor Media, also available from etc etc etc


To find out more about the variety arts past and presentconsult No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famousavailable at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever nutty books are sold. 


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