Tonight: Mabel Normand in Staten Island

Tonight: Thursday, September 27, 2018, 7-9pm 

Mabel Normand and Sailor’s Snug Harbor

A fascinating look at the life of silent film actress Mabel Normand, who is famous for her roles alongside Charlie Chaplin and Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle in the 1910s through the 1920s. A Staten Islander, her father Claude was a master carpenter and stage designer at Sailors’ Snug Harbor, and their family lived in a house on Tysen Street just outside the retirement home’s gates.

Historian Patricia Salmon and movie buff Gerard Thornton will speak about her career and connection to Sailors’ Snug Harbor followed by a screening of the 1916 film, Fatty and Mabel Adrift. 

$5 admission at the door.  Call the museum’s Director of Programs Dawn Daniels for more information, (718) 447-6490, or see the museum’s website here.