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!

For more on silent and slapstick comedy please check out my new book: Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube, just released by Bear Manor Mediaalso available from amazon.com etc etc etc


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