MACK "THE KING OF COMEDY" SENNETT - INSCRIBED PICTURE POSTCARD SIGNED - HFSID 13465
MACK SENNETT He inscribed this 8x5 postcard from "'The Golf Hazard' featuring 'Teddy' The First Canine Screen Star" to a fan Inscribed Picture Postcard signed: "To/ Clark/ Mack Sennett." in black ink, b/w, 8x5. Postcard printed for Mack Sennett.
Sale Price $595.00
MACK SENNETT He inscribed this 8x5 postcard from "'The Golf Hazard' featuring 'Teddy' The First Canine Screen Star" to a fan Inscribed Picture Postcard signed: "To/ Clark/ Mack Sennett." in black ink, b/w, 8x5. Postcard printed for Mack Sennett. The silent screen producer known as "The King of Comedy" has signed "A Scene From--/ Mack Sennett's Scrapbook/ 'The Golf Hazard'/ featuring/ 'Teddy' The First Canine Screen Star." 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. Fine condition.
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