MACK "THE KING OF COMEDY" SENNETT - CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY CARD SIGNED - HFSID 27622
Sale Price $342.00
MACK SENNETTThe producer and director of slapstick comedies pens his name on this Christmas card Christmas Card signed: "Mack Sennett" in blue ink, 5¼x4¼ when closed. Printed greeting inside reads "Best wishes for/ Christmas/ and the New Year". Mack Sennett (1880-1960), popularly known as the"Father of Slapstick Comedy", was the creator of the Keystone Kops. Sennett directed or produced over 1000 comedy shorts between 1909 and 1933. Sennett's films usually featured bathing beauties, custard pies, and the Keystone Kops. The Kops (sometimes spelled Cops) invented the hilarious archetype of the bumbling police force that proved their incompetence in nearly every episode. The actors who portrayed the officers changed with every short, although some comedians such as Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and Al St. John worked with Sennett many times. Many famous comedians of the time period appeared as Keystone Kops, including Ford Sterling, Del Lord (director of many Three Stooges films), and Charlie Chaplin. His 1914 film Tillie's Punctured Romance was the first American feature-length comedy. It featured Chaplin as well as Mabel Normand. Slightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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